Construction Law

“As construction lawyers, we view our clients’ projects through both a business lens and a legal lens. Our objective is to keenly identify risks within a contract with the presumption that the project will proceed. Unless the risks outweigh the benefits, we aim to keep the deal alive. If litigation is required, we are prepared to defend or prosecute claims with the resolve that Pashman Stein is known for.”

Pashman Stein’s construction law practice provides high quality legal services to all participants in the commercial and residential construction industries including owners, contractors, architects, engineers, designers, surveyors, construction managers, and other construction professionals in domestic and international companies of all sizes.

Clients turn to our attorneys for counsel on day to day matters in all aspects of the construction business and phases of projects for our keen business perspective and practical, cost-conscious approach to resolving problems. Our objective in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction contracts is to advise clients against risks while maintaining a project’s viability.

Our attorneys have experience representing clients in complex commercial and residential construction projects, industrial and manufacturing facilities projects, and government projects. We counsel clients on major industrial ground up installations and serve as domestic counsel for global businesses installing or renovating manufacturing facilities in the U.S., in industries including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, hospitality, solar energy, and general retail/commercial. We have industrial level experience with engineering procurement construction (EPC) and engineering procurement construction management (EPCM) and have advised on manufacturing construction and equipment installation.

In addition, we serve as outside counsel to contractors, auditing their operational contracts and ensuring that they have the right tools in place to successfully conduct business. These contracts include agreements with employees, suppliers, vendors, and developers, and include review of standard AIA contracts to ensure protection.

Construction projects, both private or public, often result in disputes. Litigation is not necessarily the first step we take; if litigation is inevitable, our attorneys will use sound business judgment and resolve the matter vigorously in mediation, arbitration, or in court. We are experienced in both defending and prosecuting claims in state and federal courts for claims that arise out of construction projects such as payment disputes, lien claims, insurance coverage, defective design or construction, delay damages, cost overruns and change orders, extended overhead, cost escalation, lost profit and wrongful termination. We also represent clients in arbitration matters before private panels such as the American Arbitration Association. In addition, one of the members of our construction law team is a recognized AAA Construction Arbitrator with substantial experience mediating and arbitrating a variety of construction disputes.

 Our services include:

  • Contract formation and negotiation
  • Surety bond claims and litigation
  • Construction claims and litigation
  • Mechanics’ and construction lien claims
  • Government and public contracts
  • Private and public procurement and bidding
  • Construction defect and warranty claims
  • Insurance coverage issues and litigation
  • Engineering, Procurement and construction (EPC)
  • GMP contracts
  • Claims analysis
  • Professional liability (errors and omissions)
  • Manufacturing construction projects
  • Pharmaceutical construction projects
  • Equipment and machinery installation
  • Claims related to construction defects, defective design, delay damages, cost overruns and change orders, extended overhead, cost escalation, lost profit and wrongful termination and Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.