Our Construction and Procurement Department assists clients in drafting and reviewing of construction and design contracts, provision of advice during the design, bid and construction phases, and negotiation of disputes or claims among project participants. In addition, Department members have developed extensive experience in litigating and arbitrating construction or bid protest claims and represent a variety of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owner/developers, architects and engineers throughout the state.
The Construction and Procurement Department drafted and facilitated passage in 1997 of the most comprehensive reform legislation in the history of Alabama competitive bid law. The Department is frequently consulted by both business and government on various procurement challenges. Our lawyers have been retained on a number of projects for the design/construction of manufacturing facilities for first and second tier suppliers to Hyundai and Kia.
Our lawyers have on occasion advised the Alabama Building Commission and the General Contractors Licensing Board. We frequently assist contractors in obtaining or protecting their license. Our lawyers have extensive experience in bringing and defending bond claims asserted under the Federal Miller Act, Alabama’s Little Miller Act, and bonds written for the private sector. We have equal experience in the prosecution and defense of mechanics and materialmen’s liens that secure payment for work done.