We understand the importance of building and maintaining a solid reputation in a highly competitive environment. As a full-service construction law practice, we advise a wide range of key industry players in Oklahoma, including developers, owners, builders, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and lenders. We have in-depth knowledge of what it takes for successful completion of construction projects such as offices, retail spaces, single-family homes, multi-family structures, churches, manufacturing and distribution facilities, as well as specialized projects ranging from commercial equipment to oil and gas pipelines. 

Because the details matter, we strategically use our skills in tax, finance, safety, real estate and environmental matters when drafting and negotiating contracts or reviewing loan documents. Once work is underway, we proactively help clients address questions as they arise, often guiding the resolution of disputes through mediation or arbitration rather than more costly lawsuits.

When projects run into financial difficulties, owners, builders, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers rely on our skill in managing payment and performance bond claims, handling mechanic and materialman liens to protect their monetary interests.  Clients frequently call on us to assist with ongoing construction defects, delays and changed conditions claims.  If needed, we enlist our bankruptcy law team to handle the details of project restructuring or maximizing recovery on unpaid claims.

No matter the complexity of a construction project, we provide practical experience from beginning to end through our broad capabilities and services that smaller firms can’t match.  Equally important, our clients know that we are “pain-free” and easy to work with.  Our focus is on delivering business solutions to enable clients to keep running their businesses.

  • Represented numerous builders in real-time management and resolution of project disputes involving delays, material and workmanship defects, property damage, payment disputes, warranty claims, and foreclosure of mechanic and materialman’s liens.
  • Represented builder in developing construction agreement templates for multiple types of payment arrangements.
  • Represented owners and construction contractors in job-site injury and fatality investigations and claims.
  • Lead counsel for a global EPC contractor in month-long arbitration with an electrical and mechanical subcontractor over a $20 million dispute arising from the construction of a processing facility. The multi-claim dispute involved a panel of 3 arbitrators, discovery from proprietary databases, and management of a team of attorneys, experts, and technology vendors.
  • Obtained and successfully defended appeal of judgment for specialty supplier in a multi-party, multi-year dispute arising from the construction of a processing facility, ultimately recovering 100% of the amount sought and 6 years of interest in addition to attorneys’ fees.
  • Successfully represented owner and developer of a hotel and convention center in a dispute with an architect that resulted in a favorable judgment and successful appeal on a matter of first impression under Oklahoma law on whether a party may waive its right to object to arbitration by participating in an arbitration.
  • Executed a successful strategy for a Fortune 500 company to work out and resolve scores of contract and lien claims by subcontractors and suppliers after the general contractor filed bankruptcy and defaulted on a series of retail construction projects.
  • Defended a national construction company against multi-million-dollar property damage claims arising from alleged construction defects in the building envelope of a high-rise building.
  • Negotiated documentation for the purchase of our client’s nationwide construction company, including resolution of issues arising from an extensive number of projects in process.
  • Represented the owner in negotiating and documenting contracts for a multi-story office building and parking garage, including work on extensive site improvements.
  • Acted on behalf of a manufacturer in negotiating and documenting contracts for constructing an international manufacturing facility and installing plant equipment, including development of the specifications for capacity and performance standards, as well as the negotiation and documentation of the project financing.
  • Helped an Indian Nation negotiate and prepare documentation for financing and construction of a gaming casino.
  • Negotiated contracts to construct a railroad spur line for a public utility.

  • Representation of owners, builders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in construction disputes involving breach of contract, professional design claims, delay and defect claims, payment disputes, surety and payment bonds, and foreclosure of mechanic and materialman’s liens.
  • Advice for owners, builders, contractors, architects, engineers and lenders at every stage of the construction contracting process, detailing all commitments at the project’s inception and continuing to manage project documentation, change orders and change orders through completion.
  • Assistance with construction loans and public project financing, as well as representation of lenders, owners and contractors in workouts of troubled or defaulted loans.
  • Counseling on the purchase and sale of construction companies, with special skill at transactional valuation of a contractor’s projects in process.
  • Guidance on all aspects of contractor operations, from employment law concerns to occupational safety and health (OSHA) compliance.
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