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When construction disputes cannot be settled consensually through negotiation or mediation, often the parties must call on a third party to "call balls and strikes" in a formal, adjudicated proceeding. Whether the proceeding is arbitration or litigation, Epstein Becker Green lawyers have the requisite skill and experience to bring such adversarial proceedings to successful conclusion.

Epstein Becker Green's construction litigators represent both private and public sector commercial and institutional building owners, developers, design professionals, sureties, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, in adversarial proceedings before state and federal agencies, private dispute resolution boards, in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, and in litigation in state and federal courts. EBG construction lawyers are well versed in the full range of construction disputes such as:

  • Public bidding matters such as bid protests, contractor qualifications and debarment
  • Permitting and regulatory issues
  • Concealed and differing site conditions
  • Lien, bond and contractual payment claims
  • Delay, disruption, acceleration and time impacts
  • Adjoining landowner disputes
  • Design changes, deficiencies and defects
  • Construction workmanship defects
  • Default, termination, and surety matters
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy of parties in the construction chain
  • Catastrophic building system failures
  • Insurance coverage issues

Complementary to its construction litigation services, Epstein Becker Green also provides counseling and advice to clients on the "front-end" of the construction process, including project delivery and contract formation, bidding and procurement, and contract administration. For a detailed description of these services, please click here

Epstein Becker Green's Interdisciplinary Approach

In addition to these construction litigation competencies of Epstein Becker Green's lawyers, EBG has extensive capability and experience throughout the firm in matters that invariably arise in the development and construction milieu, including:

It is the range of firm capability beyond the core construction litigation competencies that provides Epstein Becker Green clients with competitive advantage. Like EBG's holistic approach to real estate development and construction, lawyers from the firm's various practice and industry groups provide clients with a wealth of experience in virtually every business area, and due to EBG's national reach, without geographic restriction. Whether you are building a resort hotel in the Caribbean, adding a wing to a college library in San Francisco, developing a hotel in Times Square or something in between, Epstein Becker Green can deploy the resources to provide superior legal representation for your development and construction needs.