Navigating the complex legal landscape of the construction industry—from federal construction contracts to large-scale commercial and residential projects—requires an experienced team well-versed in steering clients to successful completion of their projects and satisfactory resolution of disputes and other challenges that can hinder a client’s goals. Fox Rothschild’s team of construction attorneys is a seasoned group who possess extensive industry knowledge and insight and have a deep passion for helping clients engaged in the construction industry: domestic and international companies, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, national and regional homebuilders, owners, architects, engineers, sureties, insurance companies, suppliers, construction trade associations, lending institutions, real estate developers and others.
We work effectively with clients from front-end to close-out of a project, including consultation as needed during construction administration. This not only keeps construction costs low but also helps to mitigate the expenses of litigation. If disputes arise, our attorneys provide strategic legal advice to construction and development industry clients on issues ranging from defective design and workmanship; trust fund violations and mechanic’s lien foreclosure; acceleration and delay claims; performance and payment bonds; insurance coverage, additional insured and reinsurance issues; and product liability, property damage, personal injury and wrongful death actions.
For clients engaged in the bidding and fulfillment of government contracts, we provide strategic counsel and practical advice to help companies understand the complex rules and regulations. We frequently represent construction companies, suppliers, service contractors and sureties in disputes arising out of contracts with government agencies. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the special procedures and legal principles applicable to government contracts and advise on issues such as bid protests and mistakes, changes and suspensions, differing site conditions, terminations, cost and pricing data, Miller Act bonds, ethics compliance, dispute procedures and wage-hour and labor matters under federal laws such as the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act.