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Construction

Construction Law attorneys at Bowles Rice are experienced in the wide range of industry-specific issues that arise at every phase of construction.

An Experienced, Recognized Construction Law Team
Bowles Rice has represented developers, planners, public and private owners, builders, commercial and residential contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, sureties and insurance companies and financial institutions. When disputes have arisen, we have represented our construction clients in arbitration, mediation, and litigation in state and federal courts. We have assisted clients with projects ranging from single-family homes to multi-million dollar commercial developments, including wastewater treatment plants and distribution systems, airport runways and taxiways, highway and bridge construction projects, and construction of public schools and state and federal government facilities.

Our Construction Law attorneys strive to avoid costly delays and possible litigation by working proactively with our clients to plan and document the role and responsibilities of all parties. Bowles Rice lawyers are experienced mediators and arbitrators, and have successfully provided those services in a wide range of construction-related disputes.

Eight Bowles Rice lawyers are recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ® for their work in Construction Law and/or Construction Litigation.

Design-Build Construction
A Bowles Rice partner was instrumental in drafting the West Virginia Design-Build Procurement Act and currently serves as chairman of the West Virginia Design-Build Review Board.

Among the areas in which Bowles Rice has Construction Law experience are:

Construction Project Services

  • Project financing
  • Public/private projects
  • Preparation and evaluation of bid documents
  • Bid protests and other disputes involving bidding and awarding of contract
  • Assistance with competitive bidding process for public projects
  • Assistance with the Design-Build Review process
  • Drafting programs for use in Design-Build construction process
  • Schedule impact analysis
  • Insurance/bonding
  • OSHA compliance, review and evaluation
  • Contract negotiation, contract drafting and preparation, contract review and evaluation
  • Space planning
  • Construction management assistance

Construction Litigation

  • Claims for additional cost
  • Claims for additional time
  • Collections
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Bankruptcy adversary proceedings
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation in state and federal courts involving jury and non-jury cases
  • Professional negligence claims
      • Engineers
      • Architects
      • Contractors
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