Construction

We seek to partner with our clients throughout the course of a project in order assist with issues that may arise during the design, bidding, construction, payment and completion phases, as well as assisting with any disputes that may arise during construction or following completion through mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Overview

Our Construction law practice focuses on the drafting and negotiating of architect agreements, construction contracts, design-build agreements, engineering contracts and construction management contracts for matters of varying size and scope. We primarily represent developers, owners and tenants in connection with a wide variety of types of projects, including out of the ground new construction, renovations, tenant improvement build-outs, outparcel development, multi-floor building renovations, single buildings, and multi-building apartment complexes.  Often we advise on the coordination of design and construction goals with interrelated environmental, soil management, zoning, public investment, lease and other requirements.  We have experience with different industry standard documents, such as American Institute of Architects (AIA) documents, and custom tailored forms, and have worked across multiple industry sectors such as multi-family, retail, industrial, office, mixed-use and roadway and infrastructure.

Experience

  • Representation of a variety of developers in the development, design, construction and financing of affordable housing projects in compliance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, various Housing Authorities, other interested governmental agencies, lenders, and investors.
  • Representation of retail stores and landlords for the design and construction of tenant improvements in stand-alone locations and malls, including the allocation of payment responsibilities among the landlords, lenders and tenants throughout the construction process.
  • Representation of businesses in the renovation of office space, including the remodel of multiple floors to be completed in sequential order and the conversion of ground floor space into retail units.
  • Representation of a developer in the design-build of self-storage facilities across numerous jurisdictions.
  • Representation of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership in connection with the design-build of the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, including coordination with and allocation of responsibility among the Atlanta Beltline, Inc. the City of Atlanta, the Beltline TAD and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
  • Drafted template general construction and design-build contract forms for the largest non-foods specialty distributor in the U.S. for use in “small” construction projects, providing numerous optional provisions depending on the specific circumstances of the particular project’s scope.

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