Our attorneys have extensive experience helping owners, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals manage the risks and liabilities inherent in construction projects as well as resolving construction disputes when issues arise.
Before a project begins, our attorneys assist with drafting and negotiating all manner of construction contracts, whether for a small commercial building or for a multi-million dollar industrial facility, in order to address and properly allocate the risks that may arise during construction. Our attorneys are familiar with all methods of project delivery, including design-bid-build, design-build, and CM At-Risk. We are familiar with all major industry-wide contact forms, including the AIA and ConsensusDocs forms, among others. In addition, our attorneys have developed proprietary contact forms for use by our clients, including owner-general contractor, owner-architect, and general contractor-subcontractor agreements.
When disputes about performance or payment arise during the course of construction, GDCR’s attorneys have the experience and knowledge to assist clients in resolving dispute before the project goes off track. If the issues cannot be resolved, however, our attorneys are prepared to represent contactors or owners in litigation or arbitration proceedings. Our litigation attorneys have significant experience litigating insurance coverage issues should an insurer deny a claim or refuse to cover a loss.
Given the inherent risks and issues with ownership and management of construction companies, GDCR’s attorneys have the depth to advise the owners and managers of construction firms on such issues. Our attorneys have significant experience assisting construction firms in raising equity, obtaining debt financing and negotiating with surety companies.