Morgan Lewis

Construction Project Administration and Claim Avoidance

Our construction lawyers routinely advise and counsel clients on troubled projects to identify and evaluate the problem areas, document actions and positions, estimate incurred and projected cost consequences, and make every effort to reach acceptable resolutions short of litigation. We have many decades of experience identifying, evaluating, and solving novel and difficult problems before they reach formal dispute resolution processes. We have long appreciated that a successful representation of this nature will often serve the client’s interests more effectively than taking a dispute to costly litigation and then prevailing.

Our construction lawyers are experienced with bidding procedures, contracts, and procurement systems used by the major federal construction users (GSA, Army Corps of Engineers, BPA, U.S. Postal Service, DOE, EPA), as well as numerous state and local procedures.

Our government contract counseling extends to the preparation of bids, bid protests, compliance with the full range of government-mandated social and economic programs, subcontracting requirements, certification requirements, and combating allegations of defective pricing and addressing false claims.