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The attorneys at Bean, Kinney & Korman have decades of experience representing construction industry clients with contract issues and litigation. We understand the business needs and professional concerns of architects, engineers and contractors, and appreciate the shared and diverse interests each may have in any project. Our legal skills are paired with an understanding of technical design and construction details that are often the heart of complex challenges.  You spend less time educating your lawyer and more time making the business decisions necessary to a positive outcome.

Contract Negotiation and Preparation

We are knowledgeable and adept at negotiating and preparing contracts on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals, such as:

  • Owner/Contractor Agreements
  • Owner/Architect and Engineer Agreements
  • Subcontracts and Subconsultant Agreements
  • Design/Build Agreements
  • Commercial Lease Buildout Agreements
  • Construction Loan Agreements

Additional Construction-Related Legal Services

Businesses in the construction industry must deal with the myriad of contract issues specific to their services and the other development aspects of a project, including zoning and land use, construction financing and bankruptcy.

We help A/E/Cclients with industry-specific regulatory, permitting, licensing, and taxation issues, including:

  • Coordination with local permitting and code issues and interpretations during due diligence, design, construction and post-occupancy
  • Assistance with local and statewide licensing
  • Defense of license complaint-related issues
  • Coordination and consultation on federal, state and local taxation issues, including federal and state tax and local BPOL taxation issues

Construction Disputes

Our lawyers represent clients in design and construction disputes in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution including:

  • Mechanic’s lien and payment bond claims
  • Claims for equitable adjustments
  • Construction defect and delay litigation
  • Products liability claims involving construction-related products
  • Warranty claims

Recognized Leaders in the Construction Industry

Our attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for construction, land use and bankruptcy law, and are included among the Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine and Super Lawyers in a variety of disciplines important to construction industry clients.  Our lawyers include a former Chair of the Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar, also named a Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.  Six of our attorneys are U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professionals.  We are regularly published in a variety of industry and business publications and present locally, regionally and nationally on construction-related issues.

We would be pleased to make our capabilities available to you, whatever your role in the building industry, including project-specific matters and the general business needs of your organization.

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