Representative Matters

  • Represented general contractor in complex multi-party dispute regarding school construction
  • Represented subcontractor in presenting $17M bond claim and prevailing on subsequent dispute
  • Represented specialty contractor in $10M multi-party dispute in Canada
  • Represented engineer in $20M dispute arising from EPC contract for the construction of a combined cycle power plant
  • Represented construction manager in $30M multi-party dispute over environmental remediation
  • Represented leading specialty contractor in negotiation of over $350M in construction and services contracts
  • Represented construction manager in multi-party dispute concerning renovation of a water treatment facility
  • Represented consortium led by major regional engineering company in presenting bid protest of design-build project
  • Represented design-build contractor in dispute concerning installation of complex mechanical system
  • Represented construction manager in $10M cost overrun and defective work dispute with owner over construction of luxury home
  • Represented owner in presenting lengthy delay claim against contractor of luxury home
  • Represented owner in multi-party dispute with both contractor and design professional over construction of surgical center
  • Represented general contractor in dispute with subcontractor concerning additional costs claim in construction of a secondary school
  • Represented design professional subcontractor in procuring $800K mechanics' lien on university building
  • Represented drywall subcontractor in complex delay dispute
  • Represented electrical subcontractor in defending against significant preference claims and to protect validity of mechanics' liens
  • Represented prominent accounting firm in defending complex litigation involving $30M deepening insolvency claim
  • Represented financial institution in $5M lender liability action
  • Represented multiple owners and contractors in dealing with claims for material escalation following imposition of "Trump Tariffs" 
  • Represented owner in significant construction defects dispute
  • Represented subcontractor in dispute alleging damage to over 80,000 sq. ft. of fiber cement siding
  • Represented multiple clients in responding to governmental investigations involving OSHA, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Securities and Exchange Commission, Massachusetts Securities Division, and other state and federal agencies
  • Regularly represents numerous institutional creditors in enforcement of commercial debts in bankruptcy and workout situations

Firm Highlights

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Contractor's Guide to Mitigating Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

The AIA A201-2017 is generally a well-understood contract document and is used in a significant number of construction projects each year. While this standard contract covers most risks, there are a number of areas...

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Owner's Guide to Mitigating COVID-19 Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

While the AIA A201-2017 is generally a well-understood contract, COVID-19 presents new logistical and economic risks that can leave owners at risk unless edits are made. This guide focuses on changes to the AIA...

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ConsensusDocs vs. AIA - Which Contract Is Best for Contractors?

Choosing the right contract is essential to protecting your rights as a contractor. AIA Contracts have long been the industry standard, but Consensus Docs are fast becoming a reasonable option. In this article, Nathan...

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NH Gov. Sununu Issues Stay-At-Home Order - Construction Considered Essential Industry

Yesterday, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu issued an emergency order shuttering all non-essential businesses in the state effective today. This morning, the governor's office released a list of...

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Understanding the Contractor’s Consent: The Hidden Dangers in a Common Form

At the start of a commercial construction project, lenders frequently request the "Contractor's Consent to Assignment" or "Contractor's Consent" forms from contractors. These contracts allow the bank to assume ownership of the project in...

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The Moving Finish Line: Statutes of Limitation and Repose Are Not Always What They Seem

Having an end date for risk is important to construction professionals who need to know when they can close their books and destroy files relating to old projects. In this article for  Construction Executive...

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Lien Waivers: Understanding the Risks in a Common Form

Lien waivers assure owners that once payment has been made to a contractor, or subcontractor, that contractor cannot obtain a mechanics' lien for that money at a later time. In this article for  Construction Executive , Kenneth...

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Contractor's Guide to Mitigating COVID-19 Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new risks and challenges that will affect construction projects for years to come. This business level summary provides specific recommended edits that contractors and construction managers should consider when using...

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Construction Alert: Gov. Baker Clarifies Massachusetts Construction Requirements and Possible Future Impacts for New Hampshire

The state of construction in Massachusetts continues to evolve as Governor Baker issued another order yesterday tightening  the list of types of construction that are allowed to proceed  as "essential services." Under the new...

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Litigation and Arbitration Venue Provisions in Construction Contracts: When and How They Work

Venue and choice-of-law provisions are fairly standard in construction contacts, but can be overlooked due to their location within a contract. When drafted effectively, these provisions can help limit uncertainty about where and how...