Day Pitney’s Construction practice is comprised of lawyers skilled in both the transactional and litigation aspects of construction projects. Our lawyers advise clients on the distinct, yet interrelated, issues that often arise in the construction setting including financing, tax, real estate transactional, zoning, municipal, commercial and environmental law.
We represent private and public clients across a broad spectrum of projects and transactions, both large and small, including public/private partnerships, new construction, renovations and modifications. We advise on the legal challenges presented in the design, development, and procurement process of construction projects, including the development of requests for proposal and bid evaluation, and we assist clients with the negotiation and drafting of contracts. We also represent clients at agency and commission hearings, such as those held before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state departments of labor, public utilities and environmental regulation. Similarly, we have experience with inland wetland, conservation, siting and planning and zoning boards, councils and commissions. Once a project is under way, we provide practical guidance with regard to the myriad of issues that can arise throughout the construction process.
When disputes arise and litigation is threatened, we have the depth and resources necessary to diligently protect our clients' interests in any forum, including state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies, as well as in mediations, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution forums. We also have the trial experience required to achieve favorable decisions for our clients or to negotiate successful and favorable settlements. While seasoned and ardent advocates for our clients in the courtroom, our trial lawyers are always mindful of the business contexts surrounding our clients' construction projects and disputes, and we work together with our clients to generate strategies and pursue outcomes that address their needs both in the trial arena and on the job site.