Construction is a complex and constantly changing industry where projects are often fraught with unanticipated challenges and outcomes directly tied to the state of the overall economy. Clients in this sector need an experienced, guiding hand to ensure the needs of owners, developers, and general or EPC contractors are met, and that issues are handled in a timely and cost-effective manner. At Troutman Sanders, our Construction practice routinely provides this guidance from reviewing initial deals to successfully guiding clients through multi-million dollar litigation. Our multi-faceted team of lawyers is able to quickly and effectively assess the needs of our clients, and provide courses of action designed to bring about positive results.
Our team, comprising roughly 30 lawyers, serves as primary outside counsel for a variety of clients within the sector, providing services that range from initial contract review, to client-side contract template training, to counseling of clients through difficult projects, to dispute resolution up to and including large-scale litigation. We understand the time and cost commitments of litigation, and have significant experience in the area of alternative dispute resolution. We have successfully represented clients in virtually every ADR procedure, and our members also serve as construction industry mediators and arbitrators.
Our clients include general contractors, construction managers, governmental entities, owners and developers, public utilities, subcontractors, suppliers, design and engineering firms, as well as sureties and guarantors. We represent multi-national public corporations and industry trade associations as well as local and regional clients and individual entrepreneurs. Consistent with the firm’s well-established service to the energy sector, we have a particular depth of experience in construction issues pertaining to the energy industry. We have advised many of the largest utilities, world-leading EPC contractors, plant owners, designers, developers and other stakeholders on matters related to nuclear, gas, electric, coal, and renewable projects. Our construction lawyers are virtually unmatched in experience with high-stakes energy project disputes and with the negotiation and drafting of energy-related construction contracts.
Our talented lawyers are frequently ranked amongst the best in both the nation and the world for construction transactional law and litigation. We have been ranked as a Tier 1 national practice by U.S. News–Best Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year, in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation. Intercontinental Finance Magazine has named Troutman Sanders “Best Construction Law Firm of the Year” every year since 2013. Our Atlanta-based team has been listed among the leading construction practices in Georgia by Chambers USA, and many of our lawyers have also been individually recognized.
While these awards and rankings are testaments to the quality of our practice, the work we do for our clients across industries speaks for itself. We have extensive experience spanning all segments of the construction industry and have handled projects of all forms and sizes and in all sectors.
The following represent just a few of our recent engagements:
- Government and judicial buildings
- Hospitals and medical centers
- Industrial projects
- Manufacturing facilities
- Multifamily housing
- Nuclear and traditional power plants and transmission facilities
- Prisons and corrections centers
- Retail, commercial and mixed-use developments
- Theme parks and aquariums
- Transit facilities
- Universities, colleges, schools and libraries
We advise clients at every step, from early project development and contract negotiation, to bidding for public contracts and dispute resolution. Our lawyers have in-depth experience in the following areas, among others:
- Project delivery systems
- Contract preparation and negotiation
- Contract or proposal review and risk assessment
- Project controls and best practices
- Insurance and bonding
- Claims avoidance and management
- Construction litigation and arbitration
- Environmental and regulatory compliance
- Project dispute resolution
- Legislative and public law
We understand that every client and every project is unique, and often requires the skills of lawyers with experience in a range of disciplines. As an international firm with lawyers practicing in all core areas of law, we also offer clients direct access to and integrated solutions from experienced practitioners, on virtually any legal issue a construction project stakeholder might face.