Steptoe & Johnson’s Construction Team has in-depth knowledge of the construction and engineering industries. Our attorneys represent architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, builders and trade associations with numerous legal issues of complex construction projects. These matters include contract disputes, regulations, occupational safety and health, risk management and worker’s compensation.We understand the importance of project management and strive to provide our construction industry clients with reasonable, cost-effective solutions to their construction legal needs. With keen legal knowledge and real-world experience, our attorneys are able to predict and help prevent any issues during the multiple phases of construction projects.Construction team attorneys collaborate with other firm attorneys who practice in the areas of tax, project finance, environmental, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, real estate law and governmental agency relations to best support our construction clients across the nation. Additionally, team lawyers focus their practices in insurance defense as it relates to the construction industry.

  • Project formation and assessments
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Contract disputes and bid protests
  • Trial and appellate cases
  • Project delivery system analysis
  • Mechanics' liens
  • Project finance and bond counsel
  • Payment bond claims / surety bonds
  • Hazardous waste and environmental issues
  • Permitting architectural copyright
  • Business formation
  • Government contracts and regulations
  • Legislation and lobbying
  • Products liability defense (heavy equipment and machinery)
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Professional malpractice liability defense
  • Risk management
  • Workers' compensation
  • Negotiated settlements in multi-million dollar cases involving wrongful death, product defect, professional malpractice, and construction defect claims
  • Prepared construction defect and faulty workmanship coverage opinions for multiple insurers involving various construction defects
  • Defended owners, design professionals, and engineers in a variety of construction-related matters, ranging from small business and commercial sites to multi-million dollar industrial plants and facilities
  • Experience handling arbitration defense of builders against construction defect claims
  • Drafted and negotiated custom construction agreements for commercial projects
  • Litigated construction issues involving helical support systems and other various foundational system