Practice Area: Construction


Stakeholders in construction projects face many obstacles: government regulation, numerous sources of liability, strict deadlines, financing hurdles, and complex partnership arrangements, to name a few. For more than a decade, we’ve helped local, regional and national clients – including general contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, developers, and owners – navigate these challenges.

Clients benefit from our team’s experience at every phase of a construction project, from finance, development and design through implementation, construction and closing. Our attorneys’ ability to anticipate, address and prevent the many problems that can arise during a construction project have provided real value to our clients, both in keeping projects on track and protecting profitability. We appreciate the importance of strong cooperation and teamwork among stakeholders, and are dedicated to helping clients anticipate, avoid and minimize disputes to accomplish common project goals.

Some disputes rise to a level which require experienced advocacy in courts and at administrative proceedings. Our litigation team has a long track record of representation in construction litigation arising from projects related to energy, infrastructure, manufacturing facilities, and federal, state and local government initiatives. This work includes handling delay, impact, acceleration and defect claims, and payment and mechanic’s lien disputes.

Our service to clients also includes acting as outside general counsel to construction businesses on issues such as funding, land use restrictions, bidding, contract negotiations, and litigation avoidance techniques.

Members of our construction law practice maintain the firm’s Maryland Construction Law blog and have served in leadership roles with the Baltimore chapter of the American Association of Subcontractors and the construction law section of the Maryland State Bar Association.


Our attorneys advise clients on a wide range of matters related to construction projects and disputes, including the following:

  • Acceleration claims
  • Bid preparation and protests
  • Breach of contract and warranty claims
  • Construction contract negotiation
  • Defect claims
  • Delay claims
  • Differing site conditions
  • Federal, state and local government contract claims
  • Impact claims
  • Insurance coverage
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Payment and performance bond claims
  • Termination claims