Northern Virginia Construction Attorneys
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman’s Construction Law attorneys assist clients on their Virginia projects in all phases of the construction process, including preparing and reviewing design and construction contracts and consulting agreements; providing advice and guidance throughout the construction process; and litigating all aspects of construction-related disputes. Supplemented by our Real Estate and Land Use attorneys, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman’s Construction Law attorneys provide efficient and insightful counsel from start to finish on a project, or at any stage of the process.
The need for counsel in a construction project begins long before the first shovel of dirt is turned. Our goal is to establish rapport early in the project, encouraging open dialogue. We guide our clients through the various stages of the project, using experience-based foresight to discuss potential risks and outcomes, as well as advise our clients how to have productive discussions with their customers, establishing a positive tone for the entire project.
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman’s Construction Law attorneys understand that many problems inherent in a construction project can be anticipated and mitigated by properly drafting contract documents which account for particular circumstances in each specific project. Should disputes arise, whether involving mechanic’s liens or payment bonds, performance or workmanship disputes, schedule delays or acceleration, we represent our clients in state courts, federal courts, mediation, arbitration, and administrative hearings.
We have experience with a vast array of private and public projects, as well as public-private partnerships, including:
- Office buildings
- Apartments and condominiums
- General commercial development
- Residential development
- Golf courses and recreational facilities
- Represented airport authority in defense of claims related to the construction of the International Arrivals Building at Dulles International Airport.
- Represented the consortium of contractors in managing claims related to the construction of the international airport in Muscat for the Sultanate of Oman. Researched and developed claims and marshalled them through the project administrative dispute review process.
- Represented general contractor in the prosecution of claims against a California public agency before the California Office of Administrative Hearings. The contractor’s claims included delays, productivity impacts, differing site conditions and additional direct costs. The agency counterclaimed alleging violations of the California false claims act. The trial spanned seven months. Following post-trial briefs, the case settled very favorably with the contractor recovering nearly $10 million.
- Represented prime contractor in defense of a subcontractor’s claims for delay and productivity impacts related to the construction of a power plant in New York. Following a two-week arbitration, the panel of arbitrators denied the vast majority of the subcontractor’s claims.
- Represented a dredging contractor in the preparation and prosecution of claims related to a project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Represented a government-funded laboratory in defense of the contractor’s claims related to the construction of a large-diameter tunnel. The case settled with a minimal payment to the contractor.
- Represented the contractor related to the award for the construction of a bridge outside of New York City.
Water Treatment Facilities
- Represented a contractor in preparing and prosecuting claims related to the construction of a water treatment facility in Florida.
- Represented the contractor on claims related to the construction of a detention facility in Southern California.
- Represented the contractor in preparing and prosecuting claims related to the construction of interstate telemetering facilities bordering the District of Columbia.
- Represented the contractor on the task order contract utilized by the U.S. government to support the armed forces related to conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Represented foreign contractor in a bid protest against the Corps of Engineers related to various construction projects for the U.S. government abroad. Resolution of the bid protest resulted in the contractor receiving awards on five additional contracts totaling approximately $50 million.
- Represented the contractor in preparing and prosecuting claims related to the construction of a highway in Pennsylvania. Claims involved the contractor’s diminished productivity and the resulting delays and acceleration in performance.
- Represented contractor in the prosecution of claims at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. The contractor’s claims evolved from the construction of a hospital, and the trial spanned five months. The contractor recovered on numerous claims.
- Represented the contractor in the prosecution of claims related to the construction of a school in Virginia.
- Represented the contractor in the preparation and prosecution of claims related to the construction of a telecom hosting facility in Washington, D.C.