Construction

135+
Years of
Serving Businesses
40+
Practicing Areas
of Law
50+
Cross-disciplinary
Attorneys
Construction

Our mission is to provide our construction clients with excellent, innovative and cost effective legal services that solve problems and resolve disputes. Our attorneys bring a wide array of legal and practical construction experience to our clients.

Vandeventer Black’s Construction Law services include:

  • Contract negotiations and preparations, including company formations, teaming agreements, joint ventures, and project financing
  • Contract and other disputes resolution, including claims analysis, claims preparation, and claims resolution through mechanic’s liens, payment bonds, mediation, arbitration, litigation or other disputes processes
  • Construction defect litigation including disputes regarding moisture intrusion, roofing and equipment warranties, design defects and defective subcontractor work.
  • Safety, environmental and other regulatory compliance, including assessments, action planning, administrative hearings, and appellate proceedings
  • Employment contracts, wages and regulatory compliance, including wage determinations, benefits, right-to-work laws, labor agreements, and non-competes
  • Procurement fraud compliance, including false claims acts, qui tam actions, whistleblower matters, crimes against corporations, and white collar criminal actions

Our construction law experience includes projects of all types and complexity including vertical, heavy civil and industrial construction including commercial and institutional buildings, multifamily housing projects, airports, marine facilities, bridges and highways, hospitals, power and processing facilities and waste water treatment plants. Our clients include local, regional and national general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors and suppliers, architecture and engineering firms, insurers, sureties, owners, developers and local government entities. We engage in litigation and arbitration for clients throughout the United States.

Our Construction Team members include attorneys with field experience, civil and mechanically degreed engineers, a registered professional engineer, and a registered architect with extensive experience in forensic architecture. Our Construction Team attorneys are licensed in a variety of states including Virginia, North Carolina, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Florida, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York, and have handled construction matters nationally and internationally.

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Positive Economic News from the Construction Industry as the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic decrease
George M. Nicholos
Positive signals in the construction industry; the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index through April 2021 indicates a strong rebound as the effects of COVID-19 continue to subside. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a composite index derived from monthly report surveys from American Institute of Architects (AIA) member firms located throughout ...
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Don’t be a victim of an ADA drive-by!
George M. Nicholos
This past year marked the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The Act is a civil rights law that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life, including existing buildings and facilities.  Under ...
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Virginia DEQ Amends Construction General Permit to Include Disposal Disclosure Requirements
Joe Romero, Patrick A. Genzler
Contractors that obtain coverage under the Virginia General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities (“Construction General Permit” or “Permit”) will soon need to disclose information regarding the disposal of excavated material from project sites. The Construction General Permit regulation, 9 VAC 25-880, governs stormwater discharges from regulated construction ...
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