Steptoe & Johnson’s Construction Team is well-equipped to assist construction companies that are facing the myriad of issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our attorneys handle claims relating to project delays, increased material costs, increased labor costs, and labor shortages. We also routinely draft and interpret contract language dealing with undue delay, force majeure, and other business interruption issues. Finally, we often collaborate with our safety attorneys to assure OSHA and regulatory compliance, our employment attorneys to assist with workforce management, and our corporate attorneys to assist with company organizational issues. Each of these skill sets will become increasingly important for construction operators dealing not only with the immediate fallout of the pandemic, but also with the ever-evolving reopening process in the wake of COVID-19.
Our Team represents architects, engineers, and other design professionals, as well as owners, developers, builders, and trade associations. The Team’s goal is to provide practical, cost-effective solutions with an emphasis on the prevention of contractual problems.
Construction Team lawyers frequently collaborate with tax, project finance, environmental, real estate, and governmental agency relations lawyers to provide solutions for clients. In addition, team lawyers have developed a noteworthy experience in the intricacies of construction litigation.