Akerman assists owners, developers, contractors, lenders, and surety interests in the assessment of project delivery options, risk allocation, and the negotiation of suitable contract documents.
In addition to advising clients in connection with the creation of their own custom contract forms, our lawyers work with key industry groups such as the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) on educational programs and the ongoing evolution of the forms published by these industry leaders and others. Akerman has also also worked closely with the adaptation of forms published by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Associated Specialty Contractors (ASC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the project specific needs of our clients.
We work side-by-side with the project management team to advise on the legal requirements of contract documents and the implementation of strategies to ensure that our clients rights are protected. Our team has earned a reputation for its experience in dealing with the legal aspects of critical path method (CPM) scheduling, the intricacies of project cost accounting, and related project controls.
|Experience with domestic and international forms of contracting requirements, including EPC, Design-Build, Construction Management, as well as conventional delivery approaches|
|Assist with contractually required notices, negotiate and draft change orders and contract amendments, evaluate claims regarding schedule impacts, and provide advice on claims mitigation|
|Experience in virtually every industry segment, from airports, hotels, hospitals and power plants, to transit, water and wastewater|
|Industry leaders in the legal aspects of Critical Path Method Scheduling|
|Services include programs to educate the project team on the unique requirements of administering complex contractual arrangements, and periodic reviews of issues arising during contract performance|
|Advice on dealing with applicable insurance and surety issues, lien rights, and any related notice or claim preservation requirements|
|Experienced team on contract administration and regulatory compliance issues arising on contracts for state and local agencies, as well as virtually every federal civilian and defense agency|
|"Akerman provides counsel on a range of transactional and administrative aspects of the construction process, as well as representing clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation. The firm has advised on many high-profile projects, including power generation facilities, healthcare facilities, sports facilities, mixed-use developments and military housing." (The Legal 500)|
|U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized as a national tier one law firm for Litigation - Construction and International Arbitration - Commercial|
|Chambers USA: Ranked as one of the leading Construction law firms in the U.S.|
|U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Construction and Real Estate Law categories|
|The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading Construction, Real Estate, and Land Use/Zoning law firms in the U.S.|
|Chambers USA: Ranked as one of the leading Construction law firms in Florida since 2003 and in Virginia since 2007|
|PLC Which Lawyer?: Recognized Construction law firm in Washington, D.C.|