Construction

As a full-service business law firm, Greenspoon Marder’s Construction Law Practice Group has considerable experience as both advisors and advocates in representing developers, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers and sureties in such diverse areas as:

PRECONSTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION

  • Analysis of building code requirements
  • Analysis of requests for information
  • Bid documents
  • Contract negotiation and drafting of documents
    • Owner/contractor agreements
    • Architect/engineer agreements
    • Subcontracts
    • Purchase orders
    • Change orders
  • Licensing requirements for contractors, architects and engineers
  • Minority participation requirements
  • Minority certification process
  • Payment and performance bonds
  • Right of Way issues

Several of our attorneys and consultants have either earned LEED A.P. accreditation or counseled clients in LEED projects, which uniquely qualifies them to advise clients in the construction industry, as well as in commercial real estate development and leasing.

Greenspoon Marder LEED AP building industry professionals are involved in the planning, design, and development of sustainable buildings, and we counsel clients in green building and the LEED Green Building Rating System. We can help clients assess the new mandatory and incentive-based regulatory requirements and navigate the LEED Certification process. Among the clients we routinely advise are developers, lenders, builders, suppliers, retailers, engineers and architects.

BUSINESS STRATEGIES AND PLANNING

  • Business structure: corporation, limited liability company, proprietorship
  • Joint ventures
  • Tax planning
  • Transfer of ownership

CLAIM RESOLUTION AND LITIGATION

  • Bid protests
  • Bond and surety claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Defect and delay claims
  • Mold, mildew and similar claims
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation in all State and Federal Courts
  • Administrative hearings

COLLECTIONS

  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditor rights
  • Construction Liens and Payment Bonds
  • Lien requirements and defenses
  • State bond requirements
  • Federal bond requirements
  • Lien prohibition terms in leases
  • Prompt payment laws

COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARKS AND TRADE NAMES

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  • Asbestos
  • Storm water runoff
  • Site contamination
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Wetlands
  • Brownfield development

LABOR

  • OSHA
  • Employee termination
  • Employee discrimination
  • Drug free work place

REAL ESTATE

  • Acquisition of site
  • Construction loans
  • Land Use

Because Greenspoon Marder is a full-service law firm with more than 140 attorneys in more than 40 practice areas, our Construction attorneys have the ability to seamlessly draw upon the experience and expertise of attorneys in our Real EstateLand Use & ZoningLabor & Employment,EnvironmentalBankruptcyCollections & Creditor RightsCorporate & Business, and Banking groups, among others.