Mr. Kovars concentrates his practice in construction and public contracts law. He is co-chair of Baker Donelson's Construction Group.
He represents contractors, subcontractors, sureties and owners in contract formation and construction disputes involving many types of construction projects.
Mr. Kovars' experience as first chair litigator in large and complex cases includes appearances before federal and state courts, trial and appellate levels, boards of contract appeals and the comptroller general. He also acts as an arbitrator and mediator in resolving disputes.
He has extensive experience with contract interpretation disputes, delay and impact claims, contract terminations, bid protests, mechanics' liens, bond claims and injunctions. Mr. Kovars has participated in approximately 70 arbitrations as an arbitrator and as an attorney.
Mr. Kovars has been recognized in several publications as one of the leading attorneys in construction law. This recognition was confirmed by Mr. Kovars' election as a Fellow to the American College of Construction Lawyers in 2014 and selection as Best Lawyer's Best Lawyer, Baltimore, Litigation--Construction, 2015-2016. Mr. Kovars is also the editor-in-chief of the Maryland Construction Law Deskbook (2nd Ed., Maryland State Bar Association 2017). In addition, he is the Co-Editor of The 2017 A201 Deskbook (ABA 2017) and Construction Subcontracting (ABA 2014). He is ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
More information about Mr. Kovars is available at www.bakerdonelson.com/joseph-c-kovars