We provide comprehensive representation to the owners of commercial, industrial and residential projects — including hospitals, universities, utilities, power generation companies, media entities, pharmaceutical firms and schools, among others — starting with project advice and contract negotiations with general contractors, subcontractors, construction management firms and design professionals. Our attorneys also work closely with our real estate, zoning and land use, and government relations attorneys to secure needed approvals and complete requisite land deals.
When disputes arise over defects or other construction issues, Fox attorneys represent owners’ interests before U.S. and international arbitrators and mediators, as well in court when necessary.
Project design and engineering are a key part of any major construction project, and as such carry a significant amount of risk. Fox attorneys help architects, engineering firms and other construction service professionals negotiate contracts, mitigate risk and settle disputes through litigation, negotiations and alternative dispute resolution.
Fox is home to a team of attorneys fluent in the legal needs of architecture, engineering and design professional firms. They provide tailored services that address firm ownership transitions, advising both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating service agreements and ensuring compliance with licensing and registration laws.
Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) Contractors
EPC or turnkey construction contractors turn large-scale and complex infrastructure projects into reality by coordinating design, equipment and material procurement and construction. Our team understands the business of design and construction and the issues that can arise on a project from cradle to grave. We are experienced at counseling clients in contract formation and negotiation, contract compliance, project execution and ultimately, in dispute resolution. We regularly represent EPC contractors in litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution venues. Our attorneys understand that the goal is to minimize risk, mitigate damages, maximize recovery and position our clients so they can focus on the next profitable project.
General contractors are the primary targets when disputes arise in a construction project. Fox attorneys help GCs structure contracts and subcontracts to mitigate risk, assess problems, analyze damages and find cost-effective legal solutions to disputes.
We also are experienced with leading edge industry technology such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and energy efficiency programs such as LEED, and regularly represent GCs in litigation or arbitration proceedings involving mechanic's lien claims, labor disputes, worksite safety, bonding, insurance coverage and other matters.
Fox advises subcontractors on contract negotiations with general contractors, protecting their interests and helping mitigate risk. We resolve disputes over performance, timely completion and payment, defects, workforce issues, mechanic's lien claims and insolvency.
As part of a national law firm, our attorneys work with colleagues well versed in other practice areas to provide legal guidance on corporate structure, labor and employment concerns and immigration issues, among others.
When construction defect issues arise, at-risk contractors often point to construction material manufacturers as the liability source. Fox attorneys defend manufacturers against defect claims in state and federal courts across the United States.
We also help construction materials manufacturers structure agreements and use specifications to ensure proper installation and mitigate risk.
Fox attorneys represent insurers in complex, multiparty construction insurance defense matters in state and federal courts and alternative dispute resolution forums across the country, including on behalf of major insurers such as Lloyd’s of London and Prime Insurance.
Our team handles matters related to commercial, residential and industrial projects, minimizing the liability faced by insurance companies and their insureds.