Our clients can rely on a collaborative and multidisciplinary legal team to provide the experience and flexibility required to meet their specific needs throughout the life of a construction project.
Farris acts for a wide range of participants in the construction industry and on projects of various sizes and in an array of sectors, including residential builds and developments, industrial projects and public infrastructure projects.
Our lawyers are often involved in projects from their inception and throughout the procurement process, project development, design and financing, drafting and structuring of construction contracts, negotiating and drafting change orders, and the construction process itself. We advise clients on all forms of contract models, including design-build-finance-operate contracts, design-build-finance contracts, design-build contracts, design-bid-build, fixed price contracts, cost plus contracts, and construction management contracts.
The construction group recognizes the importance of resolving construction disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible, and we offer our clients a close-working and multidisciplinary team comprised of transactional lawyers and litigators. Our litigation lawyers are often involved early to avoid a dispute where possible, or to minimize the impact of a dispute when it cannot be avoided.
We have experience at all levels of court and in various alternative dispute resolution forums (including arbitration and mediation) and we have successfully acted for clients in a wide spectrum of disputes from basic matters to large, complex, multi-party litigation. Our experience includes managing disputes relating to cost over-runs and extras, delays, acceleration and loss of productivity claims, interference, builder’s liens, insolvency, warranty matters, procurement issues, building envelope failures, equipment failures, construction deficiencies, and product liability claims