Because of their complexity, even the best-planned construction projects can require dispute resolution – before or after completion.
Lewis Roca lawyers work to proactively avoid or resolve issues that can lead to litigation, and frequently apply our substantial experience in the mediation and arbitration of disputes involving claims over cost, design error, project management, or progress payments. We add value to the litigation process by involving colleagues with experience in governmental relations, environmental and insurance law, intellectual property, and labor relations – so you aren’t put at a disadvantage by a narrow focus only on immediate issues.
Many key players in the industry turn to us for representation – owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers – spanning the full spectrum of industry activity, from engineering contractors who construct bridges and highways and other public works, to general building contractors involved with the construction of commercial shopping centers, schools, high-rise buildings, hotels, and industrial manufacturing plants. We can represent your interests in controversies that involve bid protests and mistakes, cost disputes, design error, defective installation, and contract disputes. These disputes typically involve multiple parties and are highly fact-intensive, and we use our industry knowledge to resolve the problem in ways that minimize expense and time for our clients – often through alternative means such as mediation and arbitration.
When you engage Lewis Roca as your construction litigation counsel, you get the benefit of one of the region’s leading practices. Our knowledge of construction law is unsurpassed, and many of the leading Southwest resorts and casinos rely on us to resolve disputes over construction projects. In one major ongoing dispute concerning construction of a municipal waste water treatment plant, we are representing the general contractor in a multiparty action that involves hundreds of millions of dollars of alleged claims and millions of pages of electronic documents. We also recently handled a case for a national university relating to an ongoing complex engineering project. The case involved 500 gigabytes of electronic data (in addition to hundreds of thousands of pages of paper documents), and our cost-effective e-discovery processes culled the data down further to a workable set of deposition and trial exhibits.
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