Harvey W. Berman - Bodman PLC

Harvey W. Berman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. Berman concentrates his practice in construction, contracts, real estate and business matters including claims and alternative dispute resolution. He also focuses on "green" building and "lean" construction matters.

Mr. Berman is active in several major construction industry associations. He a member of the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association, the Washtenaw Contractors Association, and the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor. Mr. Berman is also a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in sustainable building systems and practices.

Mr. Berman practices in all state and federal courts. He was chairperson of the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section from 1984 to 2000 and is an ex-officio chairperson of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Business Law sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Mr. Berman also frequently acts as an arbitrator, mediator, and case evaluator.

Mr. Berman is certified by the State of Michigan and the Michigan Association of Home Builders as a licensing instructor for builders and remodelers and teaches a course entitled: Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management.

Mr. Berman serves as chair of Bodman PLC’s Construction Practice Group.

Cleveland State University College of LawJ.D. 1977

Client Comments

"Harvey Berman, in my opinion, is the best contract attorney I have ever dealt with. His knowledge of the law and commitment to serving his clients are attributes I look for when selecting an attorney to work with. What really stands out is his attention to detail and making sure that every possible issue is considered when drafting or reviewing a contract. He is truly a top professional in his field."

-Maureen Sloan
Building and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor

"Our company could not be more pleased with the services of Bodman LLP, and Harvey Berman. Bodman has been our legal partner since the inception of our company over 10 years ago. They have handled matters for us in the area of human resources, building construction, intellectual property, corporate taxes, and general corporate matters. They are fair, responsive, understanding, professional, and exceptionally competent. We view them as critical partners in our business and in our success."

-Larry Beach

"We use a team of attorneys from Bodman based upon the needs we have and the expertise each attorney provides. Harvey Berman is the Bodman partner in charge of our account. He coordinates Bodman's services with us to ensure that our needs are met in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. We could not be more pleased with the service Harvey Berman provides us."

-Larry Beach

"Harvey Berman led his team to support our legal requirements for incorporation, construction, and compliance. We could not have had a more complete, responsive, and professional team. Our parent company is headquartered in Asia and we have customers in Europe so we regularly work late into the evening and weekends are often busy. Harvey never failed to give timely response to requests. Bodman responses were thorough and thoughtful. An added value for our organization was Harvey's stature in the community and state. His network is extensive and his reputation was invaluable at all levels, as evidenced by his admittance in both Michigan and Ohio and acquaintances in Lansing."

-Allen S. Ibara
Soulbrain Michigan

Office Location

201 South Division Street, Suite 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States

Practice Areas

Construction Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial Development, Commercial Litigation, Construction Disputes, Contract Review and Negotiation, Contractors)