Overview

Our Construction practice is the largest in Ohio and one of the most experienced in North America. We represent owners, design professionals, construction managers, contractors and sureties in connection with all facets of the building industry.

Nationally recognized for skill in resolving claims, our transactional construction group has served as project counsel for billions of dollars of construction at sites across the United States. Among these are many significant stadium and arena projects for the National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and university and minor league teams. Equally extensive is our experience with hospitals, pipelines, processing plants, schools and universities, office towers, hotels, and other commercial, industrial and institutional developments.

In tandem with Project Management Consultants (PMC), a wholly owned ancillary consulting practice, our construction consulting group includes professionals with extensive experience in design and construction management. We provide unique consulting services such as partnering facilitation and mediation, project and risk management, financial strategizing and owner's representative services for projects throughout the United States.

Experience
Representative Experience
  • Golden State Warriors Arena; San Francisco, California
  • Nationwide NHL Arena; Columbus, Ohio
  • Crawford Museum of Transportation and Industry; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Gallium Production Plant; Pinjarra, Western Australia
  • Severance Hall Renovation and Addition; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dayton Daily News Production Facility; Dayton, Ohio
  • Gateway-Jacobs Field and Gund Arena; Cleveland, Ohio
  • The Rialto Project; Atlanta, Georgia
  • Key Center Office Tower; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Marriott Hotel; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Marriott Hotel; South Bend, Indiana
  • Akron General Medical Center; Akron, Ohio
  • BP America Parking Garage; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Society-Marriott Garage; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Pier House Hotel; Key West, Florida
  • Health Hill Hospital; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nautica Phase II Powerhouse Project; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Renaissance Center; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Symphony Towers; San Diego, California
  • Carew Tower Retail Renovation; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Allen Theatre; Cleveland, Ohio
  • National Power Cooperative; Columbus, Ohio
  • A.M. McGregor Nursing Home; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (Boston to Canada Pipeline Project)
Other Projects
  • Litigated numerous matters involving facilities valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Successfully mediated a $30 million dispute between a major design professional and a joint venture of a Fortune 500 company.
  • Obtained a $4.2 million mediation and a $500,000 mediation result arising out of the renovation of the Ohio Statehouse.
  • Obtained $2.7 million award relating to defective design and administration of a bridge.
  • Represented a municipality in the defense of a multimillion dollar claim for extra work, delay and disruption.
  • Provided partnering facilitation services for multimillion dollar Ohio School Facilities Commission school construction projects.
  • Represented contractor in a claim against the federal government for wrongful default termination and claims for additional cost.
  • Represented surety in project default, bond claims and indemnity actions.
  • Provided litigation and arbitration counsel services to owner and developer of Tower City Avenue, Ritz-Carlton and Skylight Office Towers.
  • Provided litigation counsel services to general contractors on various water and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Represented contractor in successfully setting aside the award of a contract in violation of competitive bidding.
  • Mediated million dollar settlement between surety and Veteran's Administration at U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
  • Represented unsuccessful bidder in Navy procurement, resulting in overturning two GAO decisions and U.S. District Court decision, and payment of bid and proposal costs and attorney fees.
  • Represented a municipality defending claims by a contractor for differing site conditions on an EPA and FMHA-funded project.
  • Represented a bridge contractor on a multimillion dollar claim for extras involving the construction of a bridge.