Fox Swibel counsels a wide range of clients in the design and construction industry on all aspects of construction law in all phases of projects, from inception to completion, throughout the United States.
We handle both litigation and transactional matters involving various types of project delivery methods in commercial, industrial, hospitality, sustainable and renewable projects nationwide. We have significant experience resolving disputes through settlement and employing measures to help avoid litigation, but when necessary we are unrelenting and cost-effective trial lawyers.
We also go onsite at construction and infrastructure projects locally, regionally and nationally to assist owners/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, specialty trades and suppliers with managing risks and day-to-day disputes and issues that often arise on complex construction projects.
Construction Dispute Resolution
Our significant experience allows us to anticipate issues proactively during the contract formation phase to help minimize risks and avoid disputes. When disputes do arise, however, we know how to successfully handle contentious claims in large-scale complex litigation and arbitration matters, taking cases to verdict and through appeal in state and federal courts when necessary.
Our ability to draw from a nationwide network of resources developed over more than a decade enables us to provide clients with robust representation in technical, multifaceted and large construction litigation anywhere. To name just a few of our successes, our Construction Law practice leader Daniel Dorfman has successfully represented international hospitality brands, national owners of apartment communities, and some of the largest general contractors in the country in a highly complex multi-million dollar construction disputes.
Contracts, Project Documentation and Risk Management
We represent owners/developers, contractors and design professionals in drafting and negotiating complex commercial construction and design agreements on the “front-end” of a project to protect our clients’ interests. We counsel our clients in all aspects of contracting with public and private entities, and with evaluating and appropriately allocating risk among the project team. We regularly advise and assist with design and construction agreements in the hospitality, commercial, industrial and retail space.
General Counsel Representation
We act as general counsel to our construction industry clients by offering Fox Swibel’s comprehensive “big-law” boutique services from practitioners in complementary areas such as real estate, tax, employment law, banking and corporate finance. Having full service capabilities, we handle our construction clients’ questions in real time that arise both in the field and in the office.
Alternative Energy & Green Construction
We have a focus in sustainable construction and in the renewable energy markets. We are experienced in assisting clients with transactions and claims in renewable energy projects, including drafting contracts for green construction and compliance with green building codes and designations. We actively participate in the sustainability community being members of the American Institute of Architecture, the U.S. Green Building Counsel, and local municipal sustainability commissions.
P3 (Public-Private Partnerships) and Infrastructure
We provide a full range of legal services to clients in all aspects of public construction for both public and private entities (in both the state and federal levels). We assist our clients in drafting and negotiating the construction contracts that build our infrastructure and government facilities, and when needed, prosecute and defend claims when they arise.