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Mr. Anderson’s insurance defense practice involves the representation of policyholders, insurance companies, and self-insured corporations. Mr. Anderson provides comprehensive legal services in all aspects of insurance-related litigation, arbitration, subrogation, risk management, and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, Mr. Anderson has extensive experience in providing coverage analyses and representing and advising insurance companies regarding declaratory judgment actions an...
Richard Boardman, a partner in the firm's Boise office, focuses his practice on civil litigation (trial and appellate), commercial litigation, construction law and intellectual property litigation. Richard was selected as the recipient of the Perkins Coie 2010 Pro Bono Leadership Award because of his consistent leadership efforts and long history of pro bono service. During his career at Perkins, Richard has taken on pro bono cases directly as well as supervised associates on their matters. H...
Frank regularly speaks on legal issues of importance for developers, architects, engineers, contractors and other development industry professionals. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the Real Property Section of the Idaho State Bar. Frank received his law degree from the University of Idaho in 1999 and architecture degree from the University of Nebraska in 1992. He practiced with a Boise architectural firm for several years prior to entering law school. Frank ...
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year 2013, Litigation - Construction Mountain States Super Lawyers 2009-2012 Best Lawyers in America 2008-2013 Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Peer Review Rated AREAS OF EXPERTISE CONSTRUCTION LAW / LITIGATION Contract negotiations, litigation, arbitration and mediation Trial representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in lawsuits and other disputes on public and priv...
BUSINESS LAW · Formation, mergers, acquisition and sales of businesses · Business and succession planning · Financing transactions CONSTRUCTION LAW · Contracts · Surety bonds and insurance · Contract claims, liens and bond claims · Litigation, arbitration, and mediation of claims and disputes REAL ESTATE LAW · Acquisition and sales · Leasing · Development agreements · Financing and related transactions PROFESSIONAL E...
Lars provides clients with practical advice and relentless representation. His commercial litigation practice is diverse, and his clients range from large Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and individuals. Lars has experience in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including construction and contract disputes, as well as general business and corporate matters. Lars also briefs and argues appeals before the Idaho Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, relyin...
Construction Law Definition
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.
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