Construction Law

We help owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers understand and comply with Tennessee’s construction laws. We draft and negotiate construction contracts that advance each client’s interests. We help our clients develop strategies to accomplish their objectives without disputes. And when disputes are unavoidable, we serve as advocates in complex litigation and arbitration involving commercial and residential construction projects, including the prosecution and defense of defect and warranty claims, lien and bond claims, delay and disruption claims, and a wide variety of other complex construction disputes.

Our lawyers have worked on construction matters that range from the very simple to the complex.  Among the simple matters, our lawyers draft residential construction contracts and mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, and we handle construction disputes in General Sessions Court and fast-track arbitrations.  But we also handle some of the largest construction matters in the region.  We represented the prime contractor of a major sports and entertainment facility in Nashville in a federal jury trial; represented one of the largest prime contractors in the world in a consolidated arbitration involving the design and construction of nine schools in Memphis; represented a global shopping center owner in a dispute involving alleged defects in the build-out of a nationwide tenant; and represented the homeowner associations of several high-rise condominium buildings in litigation and arbitration involving defective design and construction.  In each case, our lawyers listened carefully to our clients’ needs then used their talent and experience to develop a case-specific strategy that accomplished the client’s individual objectives.

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