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Recent economic upheaval has buffeted construction in the Pacific Northwest, with some sectors remaining strong while others are suffering. In either case, developers and contractors are seeking experienced and skillful legal counsel. Cost pressures and shortages of commodities, labor and land, strikes, inclement weather, and a changing economic, regulatory and legal environment pose major challenges, both for projects that are under way and for those in the pipeline.


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Proven Experience Across the Construction Industry

Lane Powell’s Construction Law attorneys are skilled at guiding developers, contractors, project owners and design professionals in every facet of the law, from negotiation to financing to litigation and dispute resolution. The Firm’s clients regularly seek counsel on a broad spectrum of construction projects including retail stores, hotels, schools, libraries, correctional facilities, park-and-ride facilities, university campus buildings, residential projects, medical facilities, airports, public works and other commercial projects.

Lane Powell’s construction-related legal services encompass all phases of real estate, development, design, contracting and construction for both public and private clients:

  • Preparation of development and construction-related contracts.
  • Consulting and problem-solving on lien rights, change orders and construction claims.
  • Representation in construction litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution forums.
  • Specialty agreements.
  • Bid protests.
  • Defense of architects and engineers in professional errors and omissions cases.

Skilled in Diverse Construction Solutions

In an industry where time is money, Lane Powell’s construction attorneys have a proven track record for forging quick, successful, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions:

Contracts for:

  • Design and construction of LEED®-certified projects
  • Major hotels
  • Housing renovations
  • Mixed-use development
  • Mixed-use commercial
  • Condominiums
  • Office buildings
  • Garages
  • Transportation facilities
  • Public works projects

Construction litigation, including:

  • Light rail construction
  • Park-and-ride structures
  • Correctional facilities
  • Major retail projects
  • University buildings
  • Roadway infrastructure
  • Building envelope issues
  • Water projects
  • Sewer projects
  • Industrial projects

Wide Breadth of Construction Law Experience

How did a situation happen? Were decisions made when they were supposed to be made? Were crucial issues miscalculated? If so, who bears the risk? Lane Powell’s Construction Law team includes engineers and LEED®-certified attorneys. They are experienced and familiar with each stage of complex projects, from inspiration to design, construction and on to completion. They have the necessary experience to quickly assess complex situations, evaluate exposures, and create solutions.

Lane Powell attorneys have successfully tried and arbitrated construction cases for more than 130 years. The Firm has strong and long-standing relationships with experts who are pivotal to preparing and successfully resolving construction disputes.

Group Presentations
Amster and Degginger to Speak on New Rules on Stormwater, Seattle, November 14, 2008
Past Seminar Materials
Van't Hof and Wolfstone to Speak at "Sustainability and Green Building for Commercial and Governmental Growth", Portland, October 23, 2009
Beck to Speak at Construction Seminar, Seattle, September 18, 2008