Practice/Industry Group Overview
From conception to completion, Jones Walker employs a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive legal services to clients involved in construction projects. The depth and breadth of our team allows us to assist clients from the ground up with project issues such as economic development, incentives, taxes, environmental regulation and permitting, real estate, government relations, utilities, and labor and employment. We also have experience in negotiating and drafting design and construction contracts that appropriately allocate risks and help clients avoid costly disputes as projects progress. When disputes do arise, we work with our clients to overcome obstacles and help them achieve their goals.
Jones Walker's Construction Law attorneys offer a broad range of construction-related legal services. The team works closely with other attorneys in the firm, such as the environmental and toxic torts practitioners, to ensure that each matter is handled as effectively, efficiently, and economically as possible. The firm is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council of Louisiana.
Our attorneys are active members of:
- ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
- ABA Litigation Section Construction Law Committee
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
- Associated Builders & Contractors Bayou Chapter
- Construction Specifications Institute
- Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc.
Our attorneys have authored papers and presented programs, both at the local and national level, on a variety of construction law issues, including claims, claim avoidance, commissioning, damages, indoor air quality, public and private works acts, and public bid law.