Practice/Industry Group Overview
Trenam Kemker’s Construction Law Group represents clients in every facet of the construction industry, including public and private owners, developers, and general and trade contractors. From negotiating and drafting construction contracts, to counseling clients during construction to avoid contract disputes, our attorneys offer practical advice to clients in every stage of the construction process. Our team consists of Florida Bar Board Certified and other construction attorneys who have worked in every aspect of the construction industry from laborers to architects, and include an attorney certified as a LEED AP professional.
Core Services Include:
- Drafting and negotiation of construction contracts
- Arbitration, mediation and litigation of construction disputes
- Building performance disputes
- Proactive support before, during and after construction projects
- Design malpractice disputes
- Preventive strategies for avoiding disputes
- Lien and Bond law
- Construction insurance disputes
- Environmental risk regulations and laws
- SBA Contracting
- Bid Protests
Whether it is drafting construction documents or advising clients during or after a construction project, our goal is to proactively allocate and avoid risk. Our Building Performance Team assists clients in building envelope issues from design malpractice to insurance coverage issues.
We are experienced in a wide range of project delivery options and the risks inherent in each, and utilize AIA software to revise form contracts to properly allocate risk. We are experienced in design/build, general contractor, construction manager, construction manager at risk, and EPC contracts. We handle all aspects of the development process, including the preparation of contracts, bid documents, completion guarantees, performance guarantees, construction lending, credit enhancement and all aspects of construction lien and bond claims.
In the area of alternative dispute resolution, our attorneys are active arbitrators with the American Arbitration Association and include Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators. Our attorneys routinely participate in various types of alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitrations, mediations, dispute review boards, mini-trials, structured negotiations and other forms of expedited processes to resolve disputes efficiently and at low cost, whether as advocates for our clients or as mediators and arbitrations on construction disputes. We represent clients in construction matters at all tiers of the Federal and State court systems and administrative agencies, including the Armed Services and Civilian Boards of Contract Appeals, and the Court of Federal Claims. We offer counsel and representation in private, court-supervised and administered international and domestic construction arbitration proceedings.
Our attorneys are experienced in the preparation of federal government construction claims and the litigation of disputes before the respective Boards of Contract Appeals.
Our construction attorneys frequently speak, write, and teach in both Florida and national construction law programs, and are the authors and editors of nationally recognized and utilized construction law texts and manuals.