Construction

PRACTICE AREA CONTACTS: Kevin M. Murphy, Jan E. Simonsen, and Mariana D. Bravo

Carr Maloney has wide-ranging experience defending construction litigation in a broad variety of contexts, including construction defect claims, contract disputes, delay claims, third-party property damage claims and large construction accidents. Our attorneys have defended construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in projects ranging from the construction of the bridges spanning the Potomac River, interstate highways, hotels, sports and entertainment complexes and single family homes and condominium complexes. We have also been involved in a suit brought against EIFS applicators that was litigated in jurisdictions throughout the United States. Our attorneys have obtained defense verdicts in construction accident cases involving paralysis and catastrophic injuries.

Carr Maloney attorneys are well positioned to advise and counsel our construction industry clients regarding contractual issues, best document practices and risk management based on our twenty-five years’ experience in litigating large-exposure construction cases. Our attorneys have been involved in negotiating and resolving claims between and among contractors and subcontractors, as well as between owners and contractors. Our ability to identify risks and potential contractual issues help save significant “real-world” dollars for our construction clients. We seek to reduce costs relating to delays, resolve disputes in ways that avoid the significant costs associated with litigation, and maintain quality relationships between our clients, landholders and property developers.

Our attorneys also counsel construction industry clients on issues relating to drafting and interpreting contracts, and best document creation practices. Our philosophy is that thoughtful analysis prior to initiating a project is the most valued service an attorney can provide because it can save our clients potentially millions of dollars in man-hours and litigation costs years down the road.

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