My experience in construction law dates back to the early 1980’s when I worked for The Hilton Head Company on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The Hilton Head Company prided itself on creating environmentally sensitive residential and commercial projects before the term “sustainability” was even in our vocabulary. I worked with the company’s Construction Division handling a wide variety of construction issues, including scheduling disputes, delay claims, design and construction defect issues, payment and performance bonds, contract disputes, and lien claims.
I continued my interest in construction law as Assistant General Counsel for The Maryland Insurance Group, where the Construction Division was one of my largest internal clients. I expanded my knowledge base by dealing with larger infrastructure projects involving bridges and highways, and helped develop a program to strengthen the company’s relationship with national home builders association. My construction clients appreciated my knowledge and dedication and recognized my outstanding service with the Golden Hard Hat Award two years in a row.
Here are some of the areas of my construction law practice area:
- Prepare owner-architect and owner-contractor agreements
- Drafting construction contracts, subcontractor, and consulting agreements
- Resolve construction disputes
- Handle construction defect claims
- Handle scheduling and delay claims
- Advise clients about lien rights
- Revise standard terms and conditions to remove vague provisions and tighten up language
- Provide advice on build to suit construction as well as spec buildings