Andrew J. Donivan

Andrew Donivan

Andrew J. Donivan's practice has focused exclusively on construction law for his entire career. Andrew represents owners, developers, and other stakeholders in contract negotiations and dispute resolution in connection with projects across the country, including commercial and residential skyscrapers, airports, hotels, schools, hospitals, industrial facilities, environmental remediation sites, and chemical processing facilities. Andrew drafts and negotiates design and construction contracts on a daily basis on behalf of clients undertaking complex projects, with a focus on managing the client's exposure to risks related to cost, time, and scope.

When project claims or other commercial disputes arise, Andrew assists clients in resolving disputes efficiently and, when possible, before formal litigation ensues. His construction dispute resolution experience includes defective design and construction, delay and acceleration, surety bonds, mechanic's liens, professional negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, warranty, nonpayment, insurance coverage, property access, and other construction-related breach of contract matters.

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  • J.D. summa cum laude DePaul University College of Law 2014
    • Associate editor, DePaul Law Review
    • Recipient, CALI Award, Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication III
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.B.A. Finance University of Iowa 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Forum on Construction Law, American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Illinois, 2019 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023 – 2024
  • Legal 500, Real Estate - Construction (including Construction Litigation), 2023