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Construction Law

At HudsonParrottWalker we share the entrepreneurial spirit and the commitment to excellence of our developer and construction firm clients. Our attorneys represent general contractors, owners, developers, designers and some large specialty contractors in complex construction projects. The representation ranges from drafting the contract documents to resolving the disputes. Because of our extensive experience in every aspect of construction law, operations and contracts, the firm provides dispute resolution that is based on pragmatism and proven results not merely theoretical outcomes. Our primary focus is to craft resolutions that are swift and economically efficient. We believe clients are entitled to evaluate the handling of matters and obtain more effective solutions. We seek to answer the question of “Why was that necessary?” by reviewing options in advance and relying on our years of experience in crafting creative and economical solutions to complex problems.

We use a proprietary task based model that allows us to communicate with our clients about any project in real time. Clients can track the schedule and costs of our work in the same way as they would on their own projects, and the system works on our clients mobile devices. Our construction lawyers have helped structure some of the largest development and construction projects in Atlanta, the South, and the eastern seaboard. Our construction litigators successfully litigate and arbitrate disputes nationally, having tried or arbitrated more than 100 cases in more than 20 different states. We have the experience, resources and bench depth to handle any size construction projects from planning to dispute resolution.

Construction Claims and Disputes: Our attorneys serve as regional and national counsel to the construction industry’s largest participants. HudsonParrottWalker attorneys are deeply experienced in all types of construction claims and disputes including contract disputes, delay/inefficiency claims, performance failures, terminations, construction defects, bid and procurement disputes, lien and bond claims, warranty claims, defective plans and specifications, design errors and omissions, differing site conditions, minority contracting, joint venture disputes, negligence claims, claims arising from natural disaster and construction accidents. Our attorneys have also handled a multitude of disputes with Federal, State and local governments. We have tried or arbitrated more than 100 matters in state and federal courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative law proceedings across the United States.

Contract Drafting, Risk Assessment and Risk Avoidance: Some of our most valuable work involves helping clients avoid disputes. That is achieved through pragmatic counsel at the contract drafting stage or as project disputes first arise. HudsonParrottWalker attorneys are thought leaders in the US regarding construction contracts and their evolution. Our attorneys serve as liaisons to the AIA Contract Documents Committee and have lectured across the United States on emerging contract forms including documents relating to Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery. Our attorneys serve as general counsel to construction industry clients. On a daily basis we counsel industry participants regarding how best to manage and reduce risk. Our approach is both comprehensive and pragmatic. As veterans of trials and arbitration throughout the United States, we are well versed in the catalysts that lead to litigation. We understand the value of a cost effective resolution and employ creative strategies to avoid disputes. Where disputes cannot be avoided, we work closely with our clients to frame the project record and disputes in a manner that increases opportunities to prevail.

Insured Claims: Recognizing our strength in the construction industry, we are panel counsel to a number of prominent insurers. Our attorneys are well versed in insured claims involving damage to person and/or property. In recent years, a disproportionate number of these claims have arisen in the multi-family residential setting including condominium buildings. The firm routinely represents general contractors in HOA disputes. These types of disputes generally involve multiple trades requiring an understanding of how a building is put together and coordinated. HudsonParrottWalker attorneys have practical experience from years of work on actual construction sites. We bring a practical understanding that is valued by our clients and insurers and drive cost effective results.

Expertise by Claim:

  • Americans With Disability Act
  • Bid Disputes
  • Bonds & Insurance Claim
  • Changes & Designs Issues
  • Copyrights
  • Defective Construction
  • Defective Energy Systems
  • Delays, Scheduling & Acceleration
  • Design Claims
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Fraud
  • Grading Disputes
  • Green Design Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Inefficiency Claims
  • Lien Foreclosure 
  • Mold – Remediation And Bodily Injury
  • Prompt Pay Act
  • Terminations
  • Theft of Electronic Data
  • Trade Secrets
  • OSHA

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