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Construction Management and Litigation


Todd & Weld has extensive experience and expertise in helping clients manage risk and resolve disputes in complex construction projects in the public and private sectors.  Our attorneys advise a wide array of construction industry clients – including owners, general contractors, design-build contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and materialmen – at multiple stages of construction projects.

Our owner clients include developers of high-rise office buildings, residential complexes, and other significant projects throughout the Boston area and other regions in the country.  Our attorneys counsel owner clients in matters concerning defective work, payment, and delay-related claims.  In one notable case, we persuaded the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to rule in favor of the firm’s developer client on the question of when the six-year Statute of Repose begins to run in the context of a multi-building condominium project.

Todd & Weld construction management and litigation attorneys have advised clients in a wide range of development projects.  For example, we have advised towns related to the development of wastewater treatment facilities and school projects, as well as represented them in litigation.  Our attorneys also represent institutions that are facing risks associated with their development projects, such as universities.  We also represent condominium associations and other private commercial and residential owners on a variety of construction-related matters.

We concentrate a major portion of our construction practice on representing general contractors of public and private projects.  On behalf of multiple joint ventures, we have managed disputes concerning large public works projects, including the Big Dig Project.  We also regularly negotiate contracts and manage risks for general contractors to avoid disputes by favorably positioning our clients under the terms of their contracts.

Our broad experience in the construction industry includes prosecuting claims on behalf of owners, general contractors, and subcontractors.  In several instances, the claims or requests for equitable adjustments have sought tens of millions of dollars.  Such representation has included proceedings in mediation before dispute resolution boards, in arbitration, and in litigation in various courts. 

We have extensive experience with perfecting and prosecuting lien and bond claims under applicable statutory authority, which has led to a high degree of success in securing payment for subcontractors and materialmen – even in circumstances where the general contractor is experiencing financial difficulties.