Watkins & Eager has an active and diverse construction practice. We are experienced in advising private and public owners, sureties, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and engineers, and vendors and suppliers in a wide range of construction-related matters. The firm provides advice regarding negotiation and preparation of contracts, contract administration, payment issues, and disputes. We also counsel clients concerning the many challenges that confront the construction industry, including government issues, taxation issues, project finance issues, environmental regulations, bankruptcy issues, real estate transactions, and labor and employment issues. One of our strengths is seamless collaboration with lawyers in our real estate, environmental, and employment practices. As a result of our combined experience, we take projects from inception to completion, assisting in acquiring real estate, resolving environmental problems, obtaining land use permits, and negotiating bids, contracts, and work site-related issues such as labor and employment disputes.
Our lawyers also have extensive experience in construction-related litigation and alternative dispute resolution. We represent owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and engineers, and vendors and suppliers in a broad range of disputes, including construction defect claims, breach of contract claims, breach of warranty claims, delay claims, performance and payment bond claims, liens, and Miller Act issues. We are also experienced in handling toxic tort claims, issues involving construction materials, and construction site personal injury claims.