Lightfoot litigators understand the ins and outs of contracting and construction law.
The construction industry's high-value projects — and the negotiated deals behind them — are teeming with risk and potential legal issues, and they involve numerous stakeholders with varying interests. Those realities underscore the need for legal counsel that offers deep industry knowledge and a solid grasp of how construction companies operate.
Lightfoot attorneys have extensive experience in the field of construction law and contracting. Our services include both conflict resolution and conflict avoidance. Not only are we skilled in arbitrating and litigating construction disputes, but we also negotiate and draft contracts and subcontracts with a focus on avoiding or mitigating the financial impact resulting from disputes.
If a dispute manifests, we guide clients through claim preparation, negotiation strategy, mediation, and if necessary, the litigation or arbitration of the construction claim or dispute. While we’re confident and experienced in the courtroom, our goal is always to provide the best resolution for our clients, whether through trial, arbitration, mediation, administrative proceedings or any of the numerous alternatives for dispute resolution.
Lightfoot represents owners, prime contractors, specialty trade contractors and subcontractors across different sectors of the industry. Our attorneys provide proactive advice and guidance, and are experienced in prosecuting or defending claims when necessary. Our practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial and industrial projects across the United States and abroad, including:
- Negotiation of contracts or subcontracts involving steel mills, U.S. embassies, paper and pulp mills, hospitals, schools and universities, casinos, roads and bridges, automobile manufacturing plants and many more.
- Arbitration and litigation of disputes including steel mills and processing plants; hospitals, school and university buildings; high-rise hotels and condominiums; office buildings and mixed-use developments; casinos, lock and dam projects; hurricane protection projects; roads and bridges; petrochemical plants; oil and gas pipelines, terminals, and processing plants; and airport additions and renovations.
Our firm's accomplished attorneys have the capacity, resources and experience to handle even the largest, most complex construction matters.