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Gardere lawyers serve the legal needs of clients in the construction industry in a full range of services, from contracts and risk management to complex construction disputes. For over 30 years, Gardere's construction lawyers have mediated, arbitrated and litigated for contractors, volume homebuilders, public and private owners, developers and specialty subcontractors on disputes throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Our team has a broad range of experience with many types of construction business transactions, such as buying and selling construction companies, preparing appropriate contract documents and consulting on alternative delivery systems. In addition, our team has extensive construction litigation experience prosecuting and defending disputes. The team has represented clients on projects and in disputes involving:

  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Planned residential developments and subdivisions
  • Clean rooms
  • Power plants
  • LNG regasification terminals
  • Roads and bridges
  • Public facilities
  • Light rail
  • Wastewater treatment facilities
  • Hotels
  • Casinos
  • Warehouses
  • Malls and strip centers
  • Jails and prisons
  • Underground utilities
  • High-rise buildings
  • Campus parks
  • Libraries
  • Laboratories (including radiological and nuclear laboratories)
  • Postal facilities
  • Waste remediation

We are committed to creating and implementing front-end policies and programs to reduce uncertainty and limit risks associated with construction projects. Gardere’s construction lawyers help focus the complexity of managing multiple parties at differing levels in combination with the uncertainties associated with:

  • Weather
  • Project delays
  • Environmental issues
  • Insurance and bonding issues
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Alternative dispute resolution processes

While homebuilding companies face many of the same issues as commercial builders, they must also address the challenges associated with operating large public and private companies who interact on a daily basis with consumers and consumer organizations that may be inflamed by a particular issue. Our attorneys come to the table with the extensive experience in handling construction legal matters needed to effectively represent the larger, national and regional homebuilders.

Construction contracts with federal, state and local governments present special issues of sovereignty, authority, performance, claims and remedies that are not present in private sector contracts. Gardere lawyers have ample experience dealing with these issues involving contracts at all levels of government and represent both contractors and government entities in these matters.

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