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We offer construction and construction management companies expert representation in negotiation of contracts, and litigation and arbitration of related disputes throughout the United States. Matters involving designs, change orders, invoicing disputes, exclusivity rights, management fees, protection of trade secrets, facility design and construction, road and highway construction, power plant design and construction, municipal building construction, utility construction, industrial and commercial construction, as well as general business contract and tort disputes.

In addition, we have hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of a construction project from beginning to end, from RFP preparation and response, through financing, siting, permitting, to construction and construction management, and if necessary, dispute resolution.

Our team has drafted and negotiated underlying project-related contracts that include engineering, procurement and construction contracts, standard industry-form contracts, equipment supply and acquisition agreements, land acquisition and lease agreements, partnership and limited liability company agreements, commodities contracts, and operations and maintenance agreements.

We have significant experience in the financing of major construction projects, and our attorneys are experienced in structuring complex multinational financings. We offer general business and transactional advice to clients engaged in the construction industry, including:

  • Project Start-up and Commissioning
  • Bid Packages, Contracts, and Bonds
  • Project Controls and Project Administration
  • Project Development and Finance
  • Procurement Issues and Raw Material Supplying
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Technology acquisition
  • Energy Regulation 
  • Design-build Projects
  • Green Projects

Our construction practice draws upon the expertise of attorneys with commercial, environmental, insurance, litigation and real estate expertise. Our experience ranges from in-house with national engineering/contractors, to government and large law firms in major metropolitan areas. Additionally, some of us are past chairs of our respective practice sections of the Oklahoma Bar Association, directors of the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel and members of the ABA Construction Litigation Section and the ABA Construction Forum.

Further, we have been involved in international alternative dispute resolutions before the Royal Academy of Architects and other internationally recognized adjudicatory bodies in resolving construction issues.