Construction & Design Litigation

Our experienced litigators and accomplished transactional attorneys handle the full range of construction disputes.

Our Focus

In particular, our attorneys focus on delay, disruption, and acceleration claims, payment claims, contract defaults and terminations, construction defects, design changes and deficiencies, concealed and unforeseen conditions, structural failures, surety claims, mechanic’s liens, project takeover issues, and interpretation, reformation or rescission of contract terms.

Arent Fox represents a broad cross-section of clients on construction projects, including owners, developers, construction managers, contractors, architects, engineers, and project managers, at every stage of proceedings, from initial claim through trial and appeal. Often, however, litigation is not in the client’s best interest, and we frequently use expedited dispute resolution, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes favorably without the necessity of trial.

Our Work

Illustrating the depth of Arent Fox’s experience, our group represents clients in cases involving a wide range of projects, including office buildings, multifamily housing and residential condominiums, health care facilities, bridges, courthouses, industrial process facilities, sports stadiums, roads, shopping centers, power plants, subway facilities, and insurance-related claims on behalf of insureds. In addition, our group works closely with our Real Estate and Insurance practices.

How We Help

  • Construction Risk Management
  • Expedited Dispute Resolution During Construction Administration Phase
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration and other Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation and Appeals in State and Federal Court

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