On site, in the trailers, in courtrooms, and boardrooms, Venable's Construction Law Group guides the industry's leading players through every stage in the life cycle of their projects. Our attorneys are recognized trendsetters whose practical, hands-on understanding of our clients' businesses and goals, and the actual process and challenges of construction, empowers them to deliver the best possible solutions.
From the initial financing and structuring through close-out and completion, our coast-to-coast team has the collective experience needed to foresee and provide for everything from routine to unexpected events that can emerge in any project, whether in the United States or abroad. We work with owners, developers, architects, engineers, prime contractors, and subcontractors to draft, review, and negotiate virtually every type of construction agreement, always emphasizing risk mitigation through the agreement terms. Once a deal is under way, we assist in all aspects of project control and administration, including helping clients streamline their procurement operations from inception to award.
Whether dealing with mechanical liens, insurance issues, design and construction defects, or delay and inefficiency claims, we rigorously defend our clients' interests, often exploring solutions outside the court system to resolve disputes swiftly. We also have substantial experience in dealing with contract termination (for cause or convenience) and contractor and subcontractor bankruptcies. We've guided clients through issues related to the impacts of COVID-19, with particular emphasis on government mandates and guidelines, and on-site contamination mitigation measures. Whatever the challenge, our first-hand industry experience and the cohesiveness of our group – many of our attorneys started out in the construction business and have worked together for decades – allow us to work with maximum efficiency, saving time and money for our clients.
We provide counsel on a wide range of project types, including hotels and resorts, office buildings, major capital projects, major infrastructure projects (airports, bridges, and roads), power plants and energy, public-private partnerships, refineries, residential developments, shopping malls, sporting venues, and more. And we have contract experience in almost every sector, including energy/utility, office/commercial, industrial, manufacturing, healthcare, education, single- and multi-family residential, sports, public body, government, and retail.
The Construction Law Group proactively counsels our clients on all aspects of their construction projects, including:
- A/E Representation
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Construction Claims and Disputes
- Contract Drafting, Review, and Negotiations
- Corporate Governance
- Defective Design and Construction
- Delay and Inefficiency Claims
- Insurance and Bonds
- Mechanic's Liens
- Procurement and Bidding
- Project Controls/Contract Administration
- Project Delivery Methods
- Public and Government Contracting
- Sustainable Design