Armstrong Teasdale represents a wide range of clients involved in private and public construction projects worldwide including: owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, architects, engineers and other design professionals, material suppliers and insurers.
Whether they are owners, contractors or design professionals, lawyers within the Construction and Design practice group find that our clients are increasingly concerned with the elimination or reduction of disputes during construction and have extensive experience in maintaining an active role throughout the construction process to interpret construction documents and resolve issues as they arise. We counsel concerning construction bids and industry practices, including issues ranging from interpretation of bid documents to antitrust aspects of team bids and formation of joint ventures and have experience concerning compliance with minority and women business enterprises.
Nevertheless, the lawyers within the Construction and Design practice group realize that sometimes claims and disputes are unavoidable. Our lawyers represent clients in all aspects of construction disputes including informal dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and civil litigation. These disputes include the prosecution and defense of claims for defective specifications and drawings, extra work, acceleration, delay, disruption, loss of efficiency, differing site conditions, obstruction of site access, suspension of work, termination and inadequate or negligent project management. We try cases in various state and federal courts, the Board of Contract Appeals, and the Court of Claims, and have arbitrated and mediated before many alternative dispute resolution forums such as the American Arbitration Association. Our lawyers also have extensive experience in the filing, prosecution and defense of mechanic’s lien and bond claims.