Practice/Industry Group Overview
Ogletree Deakins' Construction Industry Group provides the highest quality counseling and legal service to participants in the construction industry. We serve regional, national, and international contractors, subcontractors, and owners, with dedication to developing a thorough understanding of the construction process and the businesses involved in it. Our attorneys have practical experience in building construction, which benefits our clients at every stage of the construction process, from inception through project close-out.
The Construction Industry Group regularly assists clients in all aspects of the business of construction. We counsel our clients in labor and employment matters, draft and negotiate contracts for various project delivery systems, develop subcontract programs and assist in project administration. We resolve construction claims disputes, but strive to prevent conflicts by emphasizing risk management, planning, early intervention, claims prevention and avoidance techniques.
When disputes arise, we are there to help resolve contentious issues before they result in protracted litigation. When claims cannot be avoided, our attorneys use their extensive skills in mediation, arbitration and litigation to develop, present and defend construction claims. Such claims include contract disputes, changed work, delays, unforeseen conditions, workmanship and construction defects, among others. By taking a strategic and pragmatic approach, we assist our clients in achieving efficient, positive results.