With more than 30 years construction law experience, Lee Davis serves as lead counsel in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. Chair of Sutherland's Construction Industry Team and a member of Sutherland's Litigation Practice Group, Lee's experience as lead counsel in complex construction disputes runs the gamut of construction projects, including power plants, industrial facilities, wastewater treatment plants, hotels, resorts, condominiums, hospitals, shopping centers, office buildings and apartments. Lee resolves varied and diverse issues, including delay claims, acceleration claims, defective construction, differing site conditions, bid protests, government contracting, fraud and constitutional matters affecting the construction industry.
Lee advises major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, owners, municipal districts and material suppliers participating in large-scale industrial and commercial construction projects. For these clients, Lee has advanced and defended nine-figure claims, drafted contracts and provided advice on project management and claim avoidance.
EPC contractor relies on Sutherland to resolve international EPC power plant claims and disputes.
Sutherland favorably settles multimillion-dollar power plant construction claims for client.
Sutherland represents an electrical contractor in disputes with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection over work at major water treatment facilities.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of construction (2009-2010, 2015)
fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of construction law (2005-2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of litigation - construction law (2003-2016)
(Also at New York, New York Office)