Construction

Ober|Kaler’s Construction Group, one of the largest and most prominent in the nation, serves clients involved in a wide range of domestic and international projects. From the largest single construction venture in the Washington, D.C. area to water treatment facilities in the Middle East, our legal representation not only spans continents, but is uniquely equipped to take on the many complex issues clients must address during each phase of their projects.

Experience has shown that due to the cyclical nature of the construction industry, the ability to spot and react to building and engineering trends and advances is crucial to our clients’ long-term success. Our Construction Group attorneys are not just part of one of the firm’s oldest and most respected practices, they bring the experience and foresight required to achieve our clients’ goals.

Our construction attorneys and litigators provide representation on a broad range of construction industry matters, including:

  • Project formation and implementation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Insurance coverage counseling and policy recovery
  • Disputes avoidance
  • Federal, state and local procurement, government contracts, procurement and bid disputes
  • Construction defects and design issues
  • Contract financing and payments
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Green building practices and LEED certification
  • Environmental remediation
  • Condominium, multi-family and community formation and development
  • Disputes and management issues involving condominium and community associations
  • Construction insurance advisory and litigation services

Our clients, who are involved in many facets of the design, development, engineering, construction and management aspects of the construction process, include private companies and manufacturers; utilities; economic development authorities; public entities; institutional owners; developers; condominium associations and boards of directors; contractors and government agencies. Our experience encompasses:

  • Hospitals and health care facilities
  • University projects of all types
  • Telecommunications
  • Power generation – nuclear, fossil, hydro and alternative energy
  • Water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Bridges, roadways and tunnels
  • Industrial facilities
  • Laboratories
  • Domestic and international government contracts
  • Office and retail complexes and malls
  • Hotels and convention facilities
  • Condominium, multi-family and residential development
  • Stadiums and arenas

Ober|Kaler Construction Group attorneys regularly appear in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, before boards of contract appeals, and in arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce and the American Arbitration Association. Our experience also includes participation in arbitration proceedings in Europe and the Middle East that involved United States, international and foreign law and procedural applications.

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