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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Warren, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Malvern, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Construction Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Trademark Law Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Construction Law Information Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Energy Law Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    River Edge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Construction Construction Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honokaa, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law

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Practice Area Definition

Construction Law Definition

Construction lawyers provide practical legal advice to participants in the construction industry. Clients include not only contractors and subcontractors, but also material suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, developers, banks, sureties, and insurance companies.

For a typical project, a construction lawyer may be called upon to assist the owner in obtaining land for the project. Buying the land and building a project on the land often requires financing from another source, and construction lawyers often help prepare and negotiate the various loan documents that define the rights of the bank, bondholders, or other source of funding.

Construction lawyers may assist owners and developers in deciding which project delivery approach best suits their project, such as design-bid-build, design build, or multi-prime construction. Then, construction lawyers may help draft requests for bids to allow the owner or developer to identify a contractor. A lawyer may help determine whether a bid can be withdrawn due to a mistake. For certain public projects where the owner is a city, county, state, or arm of the federal government, a construction lawyer may be called upon to file a bid protest to challenge the fairness of the bidding process.

After the project is awarded, lawyers are often involved in drafting and negotiating contracts between the owner and general contractor or the general contractor and its subcontractors. Lawyers also may be involved in documenting insurance and bonding arrangements to secure performance of the work and protect the parties against property damage or personal injuries.

During the project, construction lawyers are often called upon to help the participants understand their contracts and comply with them. Many construction lawyers see this kind of work as extremely rewarding, because their guidance can help keep construction on track toward a successful conclusion. Where contractors or subcontractors are not being paid for their work, construction lawyers may file liens or bond claims to secure payment for their clients’ work.

Construction projects are complex, expensive, stressful, and sometimes dangerous, and thus give rise to many different kinds of disputes, including disputes about the cost and duration of the project, the quality of the work, and responsibility for injuries or damages suffered during the work or, sometimes, after the work is completed. Construction disputes are often complex, involving many parties and substantial amounts of money, so construction lawyers often engage in complex commercial litigation. Many construction contracts call for dispute resolution through dispute review boards, mediation, and arbitration, so a successful construction lawyer will understand the advantages, disadvantages, and nuances of alternative dispute resolution techniques.

While often seen as a specialist, a construction lawyer is, in many ways, a generalist who must be prepared to deal with almost any kind of legal problem that may affect the construction industry, whether that problem involves contract law, banking law, tax law, environmental law, criminal law, international law, bankruptcy law, real property law, insurance law, tort law, bond and lien law, administrative law, or litigation.
Construction lawyers provide practical legal advice to participants in the construction industry. Clients include not only contractors and subcontractors, but also material suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, developers, banks, sureties, and insurance companies.

For a typical project, a construction lawyer may be called upon to assist the owner in obtaining land for the project. Buying the land and building a project on the land often requires financing from another source, and construction lawyers often help prepare and negotiate the various loan documents that define the rights of the bank, bondholders, or other source of funding.

Construction lawyers may assist owners and developers in deciding which project delivery approach best suits their project, such as design-bid-build, design build, or multi-prime construction. Then, construction lawyers may help draft requests for bids to allow the owner or developer to identify a contractor. A lawyer may help determine whether a bid can be withdrawn due to a mistake. For certain public projects where the owner is a city, county, state, or arm of the federal government, a construction lawyer may be called upon to file a bid protest to challenge the fairness of the bidding process.

After the project is awarded, lawyers are often involved in drafting and negotiating contracts between the owner and general contractor or the general contractor and its subcontractors. Lawyers also may be involved in documenting insurance and bonding arrangements to secure performance of the work and protect the parties against property damage or personal injuries.

During the project, construction lawyers are often called upon to help the participants understand their contracts and comply with them. Many construction lawyers see this kind of work as extremely rewarding, because their guidance can help keep construction on track toward a successful conclusion. Where contractors or subcontractors are not being paid for their work, construction lawyers may file liens or bond claims to secure payment for their clients’ work.

Construction projects are complex, expensive, stressful, and sometimes dangerous, and thus give rise to many different kinds of disputes, including disputes about the cost and duration of the project, the quality of the work, and responsibility for injuries or damages suffered during the work or, sometimes, after the work is completed. Construction disputes are often complex, involving many parties and substantial amounts of money, so construction lawyers often engage in complex commercial litigation. Many construction contracts call for dispute resolution through dispute review boards, mediation, and arbitration, so a successful construction lawyer will understand the advantages, disadvantages, and nuances of alternative dispute resolution techniques.

While often seen as a specialist, a construction lawyer is, in many ways, a generalist who must be prepared to deal with almost any kind of legal problem that may affect the construction industry, whether that problem involves contract law, banking law, tax law, environmental law, criminal law, international law, bankruptcy law, real property law, insurance law, tort law, bond and lien law, administrative law, or litigation.