Charles M. Asmar

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  • 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20015
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Charles Asmar counsels clients in all aspects of the construction, development, and design processes involving government contracts and private projects. He represents owners (private and public), general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers and sureties. He has been involved in a wide variety of large, complex construction projects, including commercial and governmental office buildings, embassies, private and public schools, hospitals, airports, large-scale residential and home-building projects, condominiums, and roads and highways. Mr. Asmar has extensive experience preparing and negotiating design and construction related agreements. He prepares fully integrated project documents for pre-construction, design, and construction processes. Mr. Asmar advises on project bid solicitation proposals and awards. He advises on advantages and risks of various project delivery methods, including general contracting, design build, multiple prime, and construction management. His practice includes government contracts, contract administration throughout project delivery, claims development and defenses (including design defects, delay, and labor impacts) and mechanic's lien and bond claims. Mr. Asmar's alternative dispute resolution and litigation practice includes claims and defenses in construction law, government contracts, suretyship, and insurance. Mr. Asmar has been lead counsel in multiple complex design, construction, insurance, and surety related disputes in federal and state courts, state and federal Boards of Contract Appeals, and in arbitrations and mediations. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Asmar was a mechanical contractor in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. He graduated from the University of Vermont and received his law degree from the Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America. Mr. Asmar is a member of the state bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Boards of Contract Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits. Mr. Asmar is Chairman-elect of the Washington Building Congress (2010) and a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry. Mr. Asmar holds the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Chambers Leading Lawyers in Construction, and is ranked by Law and Politics and his peers to be among the top 5% of construction lawyers in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area (Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions). He has prepared numerous articles on construction law and lectured on this topic for Federal Publications, Inc., and he frequently lectures for various design and construction related associations and companies.

Areas of Practice (112)

  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Equipment Liability
  • Construction Finance
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Construction Products Liability
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Workouts
  • Contractor Performance Bonds
  • Contractors Liability
  • International Construction Contracts
  • International Construction Law
  • Materialmens Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Public Construction Law
  • Public Works
  • Roof Industry Liability
  • Scaffolding Liability
  • Stucco Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Bid Protests
  • Defense Contract Fraud
  • Federal Contracts
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Government Contract Arbitration
  • Government Contract Cost Accounting
  • Government Contract Fraud
  • Government Procurement
  • International Government Contracts
  • Local Government Contracts
  • Public Bidding
  • Public Contract Law
  • Public Works Contracts
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Commercial Insurance Defense
  • Fire Insurance Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Personal Liability Defense
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Negligence Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Design Professionals Liability
  • Design Professionals Malpractice
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Condominium Law
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Land Sales
  • Real Estate Arbitration
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Tort Defense
  • Tort Liability
  • Mold Litigation
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Federal Administrative Law
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Organization
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Formation
  • Surety Bonds
  • Surety Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-689-6026  Phone
202-244-4264 ext. 103  Phone
202-686-3567  Fax
University Attended:
University of Vermont, B.S., 1985
Law School Attended:
Catholic University of America, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal and Fourth Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; 1992, District of Columbia; 1991, Maryland
District of Columbia Bar; Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.

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