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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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Timely Protest Following Required Debrief or Explanation Letter
Daniel Salmon
Under 4 CFR § 21.2, disappointed offerors protesting the award of a contract must file their protest within “10 days after the basis of the protest is known or should have been known.” Notwithstanding the seemingly clear language, this is the subject of regular dispute, particularly with respect to procurements ...
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Bid Protests On The Basis Of Cardinal Change: The Fine Line Between Solicitations And Contract Administration
Daniel Salmon
The Government Accountability Office’s (“GAO”) Comptroller General and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”) regularly consider bid protests.  Bid protests are challenges to the terms of a solicitation or to the award of a federal contract.  Post-award protests are generally the result of an interested, but unsuccessful, offeror challenging ...
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Construction Industry Economics Respecting COVID-19 Mixed But Positively Trending
George M. Nicholos
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a composite index derived from monthly report surveys from American Institute of Architects (AIA) member firms located throughout the United States reporting on construction project activity the AIA refers to as “Work-on-the-Boards” (projects in the planning and design processes).  The data is compiled by ...
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