The Sutherland Construction Industry Practice Group is composed of more than 20 attorneys across Sutherland’s five offices. The core group of partners has been together for more than 25 years and practice in the construction industry exclusively, including dispute resolution and transactions. Sutherland attorneys have successfully resolved hundreds of construction cases throughout all fifty of the United States, Canada, Mexico and overseas. The scope of our services to the construction industry is broad—from over-the-phone advice and direction to handling lawsuits involving hundreds of millions of dollars and millions of documents. Between those extremes, we perform a full range of services for our construction clients, including bid protests, negotiation and preparation of contracts, advice and counsel during contract performance, dispute avoidance, claims preparation and analysis, and various forms of dispute resolution. We have extensive jury trial, bench trial, arbitration and mediation experience.
In addition to our capabilities in litigation, we have developed skills that help our clients avoid or minimize disputes. Our attorneys seek to advise and counsel clients to structure their contracts and project relationships in ways that will prevent problems, and help them to anticipate and solve potential problems before they become adversarial. We frequently provide on-site assistance to safeguard our clients’ interests by establishing proper procedures for scheduling, cost-tracking, record keeping and claim notification.
We have worked closely with hundreds of construction consultants and expert witnesses over the years and thus are able to offer valuable insights in the process of selecting outside assistance. The result for our clients has been either early resolution of disputes or highly successful and cost-effective dispute resolution.
We have been engaged in construction industry problem-solving and litigation for more than 40 years, representing some of the nation’s largest commercial and industrial owners, construction managers, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, material and equipment suppliers, real estate developers, public entities, and private owners across the country. We represent many international clients and are ranked by Chambers as a Band 1 construction practice.
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