Most brick and mortar businesses are likely to be involved in a construction project during the course of their operations. Expansions, reconfigurations, retrofitting and systems upgrades all require contracting for construction services. Such projects can be subject to delays, cost overruns and unnecessary risk if not properly coordinated from the very beginning.
Holland & Knight's Construction Industry Practice Group includes a team of attorneys who concentrate their practice on construction transactions. Our Construction Transactions Team has the experience to guide you through the procurement and construction process with an aim toward simplifying the process and minimizing your risks.
We regularly represent clients in many different industries, including real estate development and management, commercial, institutional, manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences, energy, power distribution, transportation and government contracts.
Members of our team can take you through the construction process step-by-step. We understand the key risk variables that shape construction contracts and can assist you in crafting solutions to bridge construction risks. We also know where construction delays are likely to occur and can help you avoid them to keep your project on track.
Our team strives to ensure the efficient completion of your construction project, and when you engage our team early in the procurement process, the benefits of our advice and services are maximized. We understand how coordination and management of the OEM's work with the construction work can be critical to avoiding schedule and cost impacts. For clients engaging in multiple projects, we also understand the efficiency of using master contract forms with project-specific work orders in order to standardize terms and achieve efficiencies across projects.
We regularly work with all forms of agreement within the construction industry, including owner-contractor agreements of all types, owner-designer agreements and specialty delivery methods such as turnkey, design-build, EPC and public-private partnerships.
Members of our team use the major published sets of construction contract forms such as AIA, ConsensusDOCS, DBIA, FIDIC, EJCDC and others on a daily basis and, in some cases, help to draft them for the sponsoring organization. We also create and adapt custom documents for specific clients in an efficient manner that avoids reinventing the wheel.
Because we concentrate our practice on construction transactions, we are intimately knowledgeable about how the construction industry operates. We speak the same language used by construction managers, project managers and facilities directors and, for clients undertaking their first project, we fully explain construction terms and practices in language you understand and provide context for the business decisions you will face.
We frequently provide clients with guidance regarding statutory restrictions on negotiated contract terms under the laws of specific states and have at the ready state-specific riders for many states.
Members of our team have drafted and negotiated the following contracts for project owners in the last three years:
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