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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Insurance Law Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • 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:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Arbitration Mediation
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Real Estate Law Construction Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - First Amendment Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Construction Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Construction Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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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
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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John E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Construction Law Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Insurance Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • 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:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Construction Law Commercial Litigation Information Technology Law Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Montgomery, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Arbitration Construction Law Mediation Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Energy Law Construction Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    River Edge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Florham Park, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Construction Construction Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Real Estate Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Honokaa, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Construction Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Insurance Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Labor Law - Management Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Mediation Construction Law Arbitration

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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.