Construction

Getting the building built successfully means having a legal construction team known for mitigating liability risks. Owners, design professionals, contractors and developers look to Dunn & Davison to quickly resolve complex construction, design and insurance coverage issues. That's because we take a proactive approach by providing upfront counsel for drafting, reviewing, analyzing and negotiating construction contracts and related documents. Should disputes arise, our seasoned attorneys work through litigation, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution board (DRB) forums to achieve success. We help clients resolve:

  • Bid protests
  • Breach of contract and warranty claims
  • Construction administration issues
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Delay problems
  • Design defects
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Construction accident and personal injury claims
  • Surety bond claims
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  • Representative Experience

    • Represented a design-build joint venture and successfully obtained a result in excess of $33m [1] on a theory that the contractor relied to its detriment on the owner’s representations that it was going to provide accurate survey and other project documents.
    • Represented the contractor on a light rail construction project in Phoenix, and was successful in obtaining a DRB decision in excess of $10m [1] in Phoenix, based on a claim that the owner had failed to provide the contractor with full and complete design drawings and underground investigation.
    • Representing a joint venture in arbitration proceedings in Seattle, whereby the contractor asserts the owner failed to provide the contractor with a full and complete set of constructible design drawings, which resulted in contractor incurring additional costs and expenses.

    [1] Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merit

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