Harper Heckman has construction law nailed. As the Chair of Nexsen Pruet’s Construction Law Practice Group, he has the knowledge and background clients need to take on virtually any industry issue – from contract negotiation to project claims. And he has a long list of representative matters to back it up, with experience counseling clients in number of sectors across a wide range of concerns.
An Award-Winning Practice
Harper’s legal abilities and knowledge of industry issues have earned him a number of notable recognitions throughout the years. In 2015, Harper was elected chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law, the largest group of construction lawyers in the world. In 2016, he was inducted into the Legal Elite "Hall of Fame" as the state's category winner for construction law. He was named Best Lawyers in America’s 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law and Litigation-Construction in Greensboro and the 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Construction Law in Greensboro. He is also a past Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Construction Law Section and the Contract Documents Division of the ABA's Forum on Construction Law.
Harper has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law since 2008, North Carolina Super Lawyers in Construction Law since 2006, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite since 2005, and The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers since 2013.
Hammering Home Favorable Outcomes
Clients rely on Harper for day-to-day counsel on both routine and complex matters. He is well-versed in a number of legal areas but focuses his practice on construction law and civil litigation.
Harper represents public and private owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts and has argued before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
In addition to being a NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator, Harper is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Panel of Neutrals. He routinely lectures on a variety of construction-related topics and has authored and co-authored a number of published materials.
Harper is active in both state and national Construction Law Bar Associations and is an adjunct professor of construction law at the University of North Carolina and Elon University Schools of Law.