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Godfrey & Kahn's construction attorneys regularly represent owners (both public and private), contractors, designers, builders, construction managers, owner's representatives and architects in the construction process.

We employ innovative and creative methods to protect our clients' interests while proposing effective compromises to achieve our clients' goals in a cost-efficient and timely manner.

Contract Drafting

Our construction attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients in the preparation, negotiation and implementation of construction and design contracts as well as engineering, procurement and construction contracts related to a wide variety of projects including new construction and renovation of office, commercial, industrial and residential buildings; schools; banks; elder living facilities; tribal housing; low-income housing projects; hospitals; medical office buildings; and coal-fired and biomass power plants. We are also experienced in drafting industry standard documents used in such projects and understand the risks and rewards in the various contract delivery methods (lump sum, guaranteed maximum price, design/build, EPC, fast-track, construction manager, etc.). Additionally, we regularly consult with Godfrey & Kahn environmental attorneys to proactively protect clients from environmental issues on construction projects.

Construction Disputes and Litigation

Godfrey & Kahn construction attorneys counsel clients from the preparation and negotiation of a construction project through dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Our Clients

Our construction attorneys routinely work with owners, developers, architects, engineers, design builders, contractors, owner's representatives and construction managers on a broad range of issues related to the construction process in the following areas:

  • AIA and DBIA agreements
  • Request for proposal and bid documents
  • Bonds
  • Claims
  • Contract preparation and negotiation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environmental issues
  • Financing (including the preparation and negotiation of construction loan documents)
  • Insurance coverage
  • Lien rights (including the preparation and prosecution or defense of mechanic liens)
  • Prevailing wage law requirements
  • Risk management
  • Surety issues
  • Title insurance
  • Warranties

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