Construction Law

Successful economies — and businesses — don’t just grow: they are built. Our attorneys help construction industry clients build successful businesses at every step, from negotiating contracts and agreements, to identifying and developing new sources of financing, to helping resolve disputes and negotiate solutions to conflicts that may arise out of such complex projects. We also work closely with attorneys from throughout the firm’s major practice areas to provide coordinated guidance on a full range of business, finance, insurance, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution matters that every business must address. 

Evans & Dixon lawyers have represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, developers, engineers and architects working in the residential, commercial, industrial and public development sectors. We advise clients in the full range of transactional and compliance matters related to construction law, including the following:

  • Negotiating and drafting design/build, engineering, procurement, construction, construction management and other agreements
  • Identifying appropriate development deals and incentive packages
  • Working with government agencies to identify, resolve and/or remediate brownfields, Superfund sites, wetlands and other areas
  • Conducting due diligence related to construction projects and financings

We have represented clients in federal and state court, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and administrative hearings involving breach of contract, liquidated damages, professional negligence, warranty claims, enforcement of mechanics liens and defense against improper liens. We also represent our clients faced with complex workers’ compensation claims related to injuries sustained in the construction field.

We also advise construction companies on a range of day-to-day and strategic business issues involving:

  • Labor, employment and benefits, including employment policies, wage-and-hour laws, immigration and employment visas, health, welfare and retirement plans, executive compensation and collective-bargaining negotiations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act compliance
  • Corporate formation and business structures
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and other transactions
  • Bankruptcy, restructurings and workouts, including representation of borrowers, purchasers and lenders in distressed situations
  • Intellectual property and brand protection, including patents, trademarks and copyrights