Practice/Industry Group Overview
Burr & Forman's construction attorneys provide advice and assistance to all sectors of the construction industry.
Our attorneys work with general contractors, private and public owners, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, program managers, insurers, and surety companies on all issues facing clients in the construction industry.
- Reviewing, drafting and negotiating private and public construction contracts. Some of which include:
- Owner/contractor agreements
- Construction logistics
- Construction management agreements
- Equipment erection contracts
- Equipment purchase contracts
- Local, state and federal government contracts
- Owner/architect agreements
- Teaming agreements
- Bidding and procurement
- Building information modeling (BIM)
- Business entity formation
- Construction finance
- Contract compliance, disputes, and terminations
- Environmental review
- General advice
- Green building
- Heavy industrial manufacturing
- Insurance coverage analysis - CGL, E&O, OCIPs
- Joint ventures
- Licensing, including multi-jurisdictional licensing
- Maritime Construction
- Power distribution
- Project delivery systems
- Project documentation
- Project neutral services
- Public-private partnerships
- Risk identification and claim avoidance strategy
We assist our clients from the beginning of the project, with drafting and negotiating contracts, and throughout the project to lend advice and assist with claims avoidance. If claims do arise, we have extensive experience to help resolve these claims.
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
Supreme Court Changes Standard Of Review For Patent Claim Construction Rulings
Ryan M. Corbett, February 17, 2015
In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., the Supreme Court revised the standard of review used by the Federal Circuit for nearly twenty years in reviewing claim construction rulings, replacing a de novo standard with a “clearly erroneous” standard. Teva sued Sandoz for...
Construction Expected to Increase in 2015
Peter C. Vilmos, January 10, 2015
About ten years ago, during the real estate boom, construction contractors and almost every facet of the American economy linked to construction industry were experiencing substantial profits and a backlog of work and/or orders. When the real estate market crashed, demand for construction...
Alabama Adopts PLA Reform
Nancy Fouad Carey, July 07, 2014
On March 3, 2014, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law House Bill 195, the “Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act.” Under the Act, public agencies awarding any contract for the construction, repair, remodeling, or demolition of a public improvement, or...
The Condominium Form of Ownership
Melinda Eubanks Sellers, April 08, 2014
In Alabama, contractors and subcontractors performing work involving common elements of the condominium at the request and direction of a condominium association should be aware of unique laws applicable to their lien rights and the rights and remedies available to the unit owners in the...
Your Venue, My Bond Claim: A Florida Law Primer
Peter C. Vilmos, April 08, 2014
Construction clients very often perform work in places far from either the corporate office, or far from the construction client's local office. Our clients even perform work - dare we admit - far from their attorney's office. At the same time, many construction clients want both consistency in...