Practice Areas & Industries: Leech Tishman


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Leech Tishman’s Construction Practice Group offers clients a unique perspective and an inside edge on construction-related legal matters; a team of lawyers with a solid background in all aspects and disciplines within the construction industry. Our legal team includes lawyers who were employed within the industry prior to practicing law, in roles as varied as journeyman steamfitter, estimator, project engineer, construction manager and in-house counsel to a large general construction company. This experience, combined with legal knowledge and many years of involvement with dispute resolution procedures, allows our team to approach complex construction matters with the technical insight and seasoned experience necessary to set the strategy to resolve legal issues, manage risk and provide guidance to our clients at any stage in their business lifecycle.

Representing contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, public bodies/municipalities, developers, architects, engineers, homeowners, insurers, sureties, public institutions, utilities and property managers, our firm can handle a wide range of commercial, industrial, heavy and highway, gas/oil production, petro-chemical, environmental, consultancy, marine, healthcare, retail, residential and governmental/public works construction/development projects. We are skilled in alternative dispute resolution methods and are prepared to assist with mediation, arbitration or litigation when necessary.

Our Construction Practice Group regularly utilizes the resources of our firm’s Real Estate and Government Relations Practice Groups, as many construction transactions often involve a real estate development or governmental component. Through seamless communication between our lawyer teams, we endeavor to anticipate potential roadblocks in the legal process before they become a problem in order to help ensure the success of your project.

Our construction lawyers are well-respected in their field, have authored numerous construction-related articles and are frequently called upon to present seminars on construction law matters. We are prepared to become an active member of your project management team.

Our Construction Practice Group has experience in the following areas:

Owner/Contractor Representation

Negotiation and Drafting of Construction Documents, Loans and Contracts

  • AIA, AGC, Consensus and Custom Form Contracts

Dispute Resolution
General Counseling
Developer Representation
Due Diligence

Construction/Renovation of Commercial/Residential Properties

Bidding Processes, Corrections, Withdrawals and/or Bid Protests

Review/Response to Bid Packages
Compliance with Government Competitive Bidding Requirements
Counseling on Alternative Procurement Methods

Scope of Work/Specification/Change Order Issues (Proprietary/Sole-Source/Deficient)

Presentation of Challenges to Sole-Source/Proprietary Specifications

Contractor/Subcontractor/Supplier Day-to-Day Issues

Negotiation of Claims
Dispute Resolution
Wrongful Terminations

Scheduling/Multi-Prime Coordination Issues

Intra-Prime and/or Owner-Prime Disputes on Public Works Projects

Exculpatory and/or Risk Shifting Clauses

Analysis of Uninsurable Risks and Subsequent Contract Drafting

Construction Insurance Matters

Prosecuting/Defending Bonding Claims

Representation of Sureties, Principals and/or Obligees on Bonded Projects


Loan Modification

Labor Relations/Employment Law/PLA’s/Fringe Benefit Claims

National Labor Relations Board Proceedings
Prevailing Wage Claims
ERISA Litigation

Mechanics’ Lien Actions and Collections

Prosecution and Defense of Mechanics’ Lien Actions on Behalf of:

  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Suppliers
  • Owners

Construction Defect Disputes/Warranty Claims

Defective Design Claims
Fabrication Claims
Construction Claims
Latent Defect Claims


Pursuit of Owners and/or Subcontractors for Payments Due in the Course of Any Given Project


Breach of Contract
Mechanics’ Lien
Prevailing Wage
Contractor/Subcontractor Payment
Improper Termination of Contract
Premises Liability

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Early Neutral Evaluation

Title III ADA Construction/Access Litigation

Change Order Disputes/Requests for Equitable Adjustments

Delay, Acceleration and/or Inefficiency Claims

Safety & OSHA Matters

General Construction Law Counseling/Operational Strategy/Contract Drafting


Environmental Remediation/Asbestos Abatement