Construction Transactions

We provide services in connection with: 

  • Contract preparation, review, and negotiation 
  • Contract administration 
  • Designer and contractor selection and liability 
  • Phasing schemes 
  • Pre-bid considerations 
  • Construction liens 
  • Insurance related issues 
  • Environmental issues 
  • Bond claims 
  • Operations

On behalf of our clients, we select, develop, draft, review, revise, negotiate, and administer, documents and agreements including: 

  • Development agreements (including those for public-private development projects) 
  • Construction contracts 
  • Subcontract agreements 
  • Joint venture agreements 
  • Design agreements 
  • Design-build contracts 
  • Engineer/procure/construct contracts 
  • Construction management agreements (both at-risk and not-at-risk) 
  • Integrated project delivery agreements 
  • Public-private partnerships 
  • Design-build-maintain agreements 
  • Design-build-maintain-operate agreements 
  • Purchase and sale contracts 
  • Purchase orders for goods and/or services 
  • Consulting services agreements 
  • Option agreements 
  • Leases and easements 
  • Licenses 
  • Rental agreements (real and personal property) 
  • Operating agreements 
  • Project financing facilities 
  • Performance and payment bonds, bid bonds, completion bonds, maintenance bonds 
  • Requests for proposals
  • Instructions to bidders 
  • Invitations to bid and all additional contract administration and project management forms including change orders; waivers and releases of lien; payment affidavits; payment applications; claims of lien; insurance certificates; and performance and payment bonds

We also have extensive experience with all standard construction industry contract forms published by groups such as the American Institute of Architects, the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee, ConsensusDocs, and the Design-Build Institute of America. In some cases we have served on the committee that prepared these forms, or been positioned to provide it with input and advice. Additionally, we have extensive experience developing manuscript design and construction contracts tailored to our clients’ needs. These include standard form documents for use on multiple projects.

Representative Projects 

  • Sports facilities including NFL stadiums (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), MLB parks (New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Florida Marlins), NBA arenas (Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Sun), and NHL rinks (Pittsburgh Penguins, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Tampa Bay Lightning) 
  • Cultural and entertainment venues, including Miami Art Museum, Florida Aquarium, and Daytona International Speedway (Design and Renovations to the Frontstretch Grandstands) 
  • Convention centers: Las Vegas Convention Center, Phoenix Convention Center, Wenatchee Events Center, Orlando Convention Center, Chicago McCormick Center 
  • Hospitals, including Boca Raton Community Hospital, University Community Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, Phoenix All Children’s Hospital, San Antonio Military Medical Center, and Las Vegas VA Medical Center
  • Schools and educational facilities, including various Florida school districts, various Texas independent schools, Yale University, Purdue University, University of California (various campuses), and University of Texas (various campuses) 
  • Hotels and hospitality: San Diego Marriott Convention Center, Indianapolis Hotel Conrad, W-Hotel (Scottsdale and Ft. Lauderdale), Indianapolis Marriott 
  • Destination resorts including Orlando Marriott/Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, Scottsdale Marriott/Ritz Carlton Desert Ridge, Stowe Mountain Lodge, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, and Hilton Hotel Orlando Bonnet Creek 
  • Casinos, including Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort (Flagstaff) 
  • Manufacturing and steel recycling facilities for clients including, Proctor & Gamble, 3M, John Bean Technologies (renovated manufacturing and distribution facilities, new scientific research and technology center in Lakeland, Fla.), Novelis (aluminum sheet production plant, New York) 
  • Affordable housing: Westshore Landings (Tampa) 
  • Mixed use (residential, retail, and commercial) Cityscape (Phoenix), Wyndham/Port Imperial South, Pineapple Square Sarasota, CityPlace (West Palm Beach) 
  • Transportation facilities, including Los Angeles International Airport, Panama City/Bay County International Airport, Southeast Florida Tri-Rail, Southwest Regional Airport, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Detroit Midfield Terminal, Federal Express hangars, Southwest Airlines (facilities at various airports), and Indianapolis Airport (new terminal) 
  • Communications, energy, and utility facilities: fiber optic undersea cable relocation (American Samoa), sewer treatment and collection facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, hydrogen refueling facility, electrical transmission line purchase and sale agreements, natural gas, coal and nuclear power plant facilities, photovoltaic solar systems, ammonia transmission pipeline, Crystal River Nuclear Plant renovations 
  • Guardian Centers (training facility in Georgia for first responders to natural disasters and terrorist attacks)

Additional projects include: office buildings, retail centers and malls, heavy construction (roads, bridges, and water and waste water utility infrastructure), mining operations, industrial warehousing, petrochemical terminals, processing plants, mills, and refineries.

Contractor Debarment and Suspension

Local and state governments have taken an increasingly aggressive approach to debarring or suspending contractors who plead or are otherwise found guilty of criminal conduct, making debarment and suspension among the gravest dangers faced by contractors with significant government business. Contractors may also be banned from government work if they are "listed" by the Environmental Protection Agency for violations of certain environmental laws or for other instances of misconduct, even those that do not result in criminal sanctions.

We help clients avoid suspension, debarment, or listing by employing strategies that include: establishing and monitoring compliance programs for cost allowability, procurement integrity, and organizational conflicts of interest. We are experienced with the Lobbying Disclosure Act, Byrd Amendment, socioeconomic/reporting requirements, and facility and personnel security clearances. Additionally, we plan and implement ethics programs and internal investigations, and conduct white-collar criminal defense.

Our team includes an attorney board certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice by The Florida Bar, and a former arbitrator for both the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the American Arbitration Association.