Construction law has been a significant part of our practice since Robinson Bradshaw was founded in 1960, and we continue to maintain a deep bench of attorneys experienced in assisting clients through all phases of construction projects. From pre-contract and construction document negotiation, through litigating payment and defect claims during and after completion, our firm works with owners, contractors and design professionals to achieve excellent results on each project.
We regularly handle matters that involve the drafting, review and negotiation of contracts; licensing; competitive bidding; mechanic’s liens; bonding; and risk management and insurance coverage. Our clients include owners, developers, general contractors, architectural and engineering firms, construction managers, and specialty contractors and suppliers. Our construction lawyers present regularly at seminars and provide frequent updates on construction topics of interest to our clients. Robinson Bradshaw attorney Robert C. Sink is co-author of “North Carolina Construction Law.”
In addition to our transactional experience, we litigate construction claims in state and federal courts and in mediation and arbitration. These cases routinely concern disputes involving tens or hundreds of millions of dollars and multiple parties.
Our construction clients also benefit from the breadth of our firm’s practice. We are well-positioned to assist with other legal issues that affect projects which are beyond the capacity of smaller or single-focus law firms. Such issues include environmental questions, economic development incentives, tax consequences, regulatory restrictions, real estate issues and employment-related concerns.
Assist a health care client in revising form construction contracts to include concepts related to Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling.
Represent a residential developer in the negotiation of development and construction contracts for use in a high-rise coastal project.
Assist a student housing developer in negotiating a construction contract with a builder.
Advise a regional general contractor in connection with both public and private bidding on RFPs for commercial and complex residential projects.
Advise a national homebuilder concerning the revision of standard contracts for use in North and South Carolina.
Negotiate on behalf of a regional general contractor in a contract for the installation of mechanical components in an industrial facility owned by a large multinational corporation.
Advise an equipment rental company regarding changes to contracts to conform with an insurance carrier’s requirements.
Draft contract for the demolition of facilities owned by a large electronics manufacturer.
Advise a health care services provider with the review and revision of construction contracts to be used in a nationwide effort to upfit leased spaces.
Advise an industrial filtration equipment supplier regarding the licensure requirements of numerous states.
Advise a builder regarding residential home builder licensure requirements in South Carolina.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Represent the EPC contractor for a 62 MW Hydro Turbine Generator installed at the Rainbow Redevelopment Project in Great Falls, Montana, in litigation with the owner of the project concerning extra work, design, acceleration and other related claims.
Advise the supplier of squib valves for nuclear power plants in a defective work claim asserted by the EPC contractor for plants.
Represent the general contractor for a large Orlando resort hotel project in litigation with the owner and several dozen subcontractors concerning delays, design defects and extra work claims.
Advise a large regional energy company on the resolution of design defect claims against a supplier of once-through steam generators for a nuclear power facility.
Defend the owner and developer of a 500-acre master-planned business community, consisting of more than four million square feet of Class A office space, in an arbitration against a general contractor concerning overcharges.
Advise the owner of one of the nation’s largest hospital networks in an arbitration against an architect concerning design defects in an $85 million children’s hospital.
Represent the general contractor in litigation concerning design defects in $38 million twin office buildings.
Advise the owner of an industrial manufacturing facility in asserting liquidated damages claims against the design-builder for delayed completion.
Represent the owner of a nuclear power plant in asserting claims against a supplier for defective equipment.
Defend the CM/designer of a waste-to-energy project in litigation with its major erection contractor.
Represent the owner of a large commercial structure that suffered a partial collapse in claims against the general contractor and its bonding company.
Advise general contractors in dozens of lawsuits, including putative class actions, filed by owners and condominium regimes in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida alleging defective construction, including suits involving the use of synthetic stucco on high-rise condominiums and commercial buildings.
Represent the owner of a large, stick-built apartment complex in pursuing claims against the contractor for defective work, code violations and delays.
Advise the contractor of a wood-fired co-generation power plant dedicated for use at a manufacturing facility in a dispute with the owner.
Defend the general contractor in litigation with a bonding company concerning the termination of a major subcontractor on a 60-story commercial office building.
Represent the owner of a newly constructed flex fuel co-generation plant in mediation and litigation with the general contractor, designer and major equipment suppliers for the plant, asserting claims for delay and defective work, among others.
Advise contractors in numerous matters involving worker injuries or deaths, including OSHA investigations and wrongful death suits.
Advise contractors in federal debarment proceedings and state licensing proceedings.
Represent parties in state and federal bid protests.
News & Events
- Eight Named “Lawyer of the Year”Aug. 16, 2017
- Nov. 9, 2016
- Nov. 1, 2016
- Aug. 31, 2016
- Eight Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"Aug. 15, 2016
- Aug. 3, 2016
- Nov. 2, 2015
- Oct. 21, 2015
- Aug. 18, 2015
- Jan. 5, 2015
- Robinson Bradshaw Nationally Ranked in 2015 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best LawyersRankings include recognition as a Tier 1 firm in 38 practice areas in CharlotteNov. 6, 2014
- More Ranked Attorneys Than Any Other North Carolina Firm for Fifth Consecutive YearOct. 29, 2014
- Firm Topped North Carolina Rankings in Eight Practice AreasAug. 19, 2014
- Firm Has Most Charlotte Attorneys Named to List for Fourth Consecutive YearAug. 19, 2014
- July 28, 2014
- April 23, 2014
- Robinson Bradshaw Named to 2014 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best LawyersRankings Include Recognition as Tier 1 Firm in 38 Practice Areas in CharlotteNov. 1, 2013
- More Ranked Attorneys Than Any Other North Carolina Firm For Fourth Consecutive YearOct. 29, 2013
- Aug. 15, 2013
- More Ranked Attorneys Than Any Other North Carolina Firm For Third Consecutive YearNov. 9, 2012
- Robinson Bradshaw Named to 2013 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best LawyersRankings Include Recognition as Tier 1 Firm in 35 Practice Areas in CharlotteNov. 1, 2012
- Aug. 23, 2012
- Eighteen Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Included Among North Carolina’s 2012 ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Legal Elite Hall of Fame’Jan. 4, 2012
- Charlotte-based Firm Has More Ranked Lawyers Than Any Other North Carolina FirmNov. 16, 2011
- Robinson Bradshaw Named to 2011-12 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Best LawyersNov. 1, 2011
- Twenty-One Robinson Bradshaw Attorneys Named Among North Carolina’s ‘Legal Elite,’ ‘Legal Elite Hall of Fame’Jan. 12, 2011
- Charlotte-Based Firm Recognized in 26 Practice AreasSept. 15, 2010
- Sept. 19, 2008
- April 10, 2008
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- June 1, 2014Construction Business Owner
- Help for Commercial Landlords in South Carolina: How distress and distraint allows recovery from tenants who go darkMarch 28, 2014Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Feb. 24, 2014Risk Management
- Aug. 16, 2013Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- April 19, 2013NCBA Construction Law
- March 12, 2013Robinson Bradshaw Publication
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- What the Changes to the Public Project Payment Bond Laws Mean For General Contractors & SubcontractorsMarch 12, 2013Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Dec. 19, 2011Robinson Bradshaw Publication