216.696.8700

Practice Group

Construction & Trades Attorneys

KJK’s construction attorneys combine experience with proactive services for clients in all areas of the construction industry, including commercial, residential and transportation. We seek practical solutions that appropriately balance the unique risks and rewards through all stages of design and construction. Our construction attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of construction law, from preparing and negotiating AIA contracts to project financing and management, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as arbitration and mediation.

Construction Legal Services

CONSTRUCTION

Dispute Resolution

If a construction project results in a dispute, KJK’s Construction & Trades team is experienced in representing construction managers, contractors, and developers in claims of defective work or design, delay and acceleration, bid disputes and more. Our construction litigators understand the construction industry and make business-focused legal recommendations to resolve matters quickly and efficiently.

CONSTRUCTION & TRADES

WHO WE SERVE

Our Construction & Trades attorneys strive to identify opportunities and resolve disputes for a diverse cross-section of the construction industry. This includes:

  • Architects
  • Collective Bargaining Representatives
  • Construction Managers
  • Developers
  • Design-Build Firms & Developers
  • Engineers
  • Excavators
  • General Contractors
  • Highway Contractors
  • Residential Homebuilders
  • Landscape Architects
  • Materials and Equipment
  • Manufacturers
  • Project Owners
  • Specialty Trade Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Suppliers
  • Sureties
  • Trade Associations

 

Representative Experience

Pre-Construction Endeavors
  • Project procurement opportunities, qualification, selection and bid protests
  • Contract document drafting, advising and negotiating
Post-Construction Legal
  • Licensing, agency rule making
  • Building codes, inspections, variances
  • EEOC, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and EDGE qualification, Employment
Legal Recourse Needed
  • Mechanics’ Lien filing and foreclosure
  • Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration (American Arbitration Association)
  • Litigation in all courts, including the Ohio Court of Claims
CLAIMS MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION
  • Delay, disruption and acceleration claims
  • Contract claims
  • Construction defect claims
  • Design defect claims
  • Claims for additional compensation
  • Corporate entity formation, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Taxation, real estate transactions and financing
  • Bankruptcy and workout representation of distressed businesses or their assets
  • Seminar presentations on construction topics across Ohio

Construction & Trades

ATTORNEYS

Matt Viola

Matt T. Viola

CHAIR

Jim Sammon

James P. Sammon

PARTNER

Steven Marrer

Steven A. Marrer

PARTNER

Steve Richman

Stephen D. Richman

SENIOR COUNSEL

Stephanie Mercado

Stephanie M. Mercado

OF COUNSEL

Peggy Beistel

Peggy S. Beistel

ASSOCIATE

Peggy Beistel

Peggy S. Beistel

Associate

Steven Marrer

Steven A. Marrer

Partner

Stephanie Mercado

Stephanie M. Mercado

Of Counsel

Steve Richman

Stephen D. Richman

Senior Counsel

Jim Sammon

James P. Sammon

Partner

Matt Viola

Matthew T. Viola

Partner

Contact

CLEVELAND OFFICE

1375 East Ninth Street

One Cleveland Center, 29th Floor

Cleveland, OH 44114-1793

216-696-8700

 

 

COLUMBUS OFFICE

10 West Broad Street

One Columbus Center, Suite 1900

Columbus, OH 43215

614-427-5731

 

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