Kleinbard has substantial experience in the construction industry, having represented owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and insurers. We have been involved with construction projects for hospitals, shopping centers, condominiums, government buildings, water treatment plants, major office buildings, schools, and factories. Our experience ranges from day-to-day advisory services and sophisticated transactional documentation, to dispute resolution and major multi-party litigation.
Our main services for this sector are listed below:
- Overall Construction and Design;
- Government Relations;
- Employment Counseling and Litigation;
- Insurance Coverage;
- Business Formation; and
Examples of our attorneys’ recent client representations in the construction industry include:
- Drafting of the architectural services agreement and construction contract for the major rehabilitation of three floors of approximately 225,000 square feet in a former Philadelphia flagship department store.
- Drafting of major hospital building design and construction contracts with a value of approximately $100 million.
- Drafting of the construction management agreement for a multiple-prime construction contract involving $14 million.
- Coordination of construction by a single contractor on adjacent property to save costs for both owners.
- Handling the phased construction and completion of a regional big-box shopping center (approximately 500,000 square feet) to coordinate with tenant timing requirements.
- Handling the design and construction of a Ritz Carlton hotel.
- Creation of standard form construction contracts for a publicly-traded company.
- Successful representation of the architect for American Airlines Miami Heat Arena in a $15 million claim by owners for damages associated with alleged design defect in the construction of the arena.
- Representation of a natural waste management company in privatizing and improving a biosolids plant, and managing and coordinating the process with two Mayoral administrations, City Council, the Water Department, and neighborhood groups.