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Construction Litigation

  • The Firm has represented developers, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers and suppliers in litigation throughout the state concerning the construction of commercial, industrial and residential buildings and facilities.
  • We assist clients in construction-related legal matters such as contract drafting and negotiation, risk management and litigation avoidance, bidding and construction phase issues, insurance coverage, surety/bond issues, defense of construction claims, defense of personal injury claims and environmental problems related to construction.
  • Filing a lien is often the only way a contractor, sub-contractor or design professional can secure payment from a project owner. Our firm has extensive experience enforcing liens, as well as defending them.
  • Our construction law practice includes civil litigation in state and federal courts, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration.

Notable or Recent Cases and Engagements

  • Represented owner/developer regarding several condominium construction projects in Mobile and Baldwin County, Alabama
  • Represented developer in litigation regarding construction defect claims in construction of commercial building facility
  • Represented general contractor in litigation involving construction of multi-unit Mobile Housing Board project
  • Represented general contractors in licensing disputes before the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors
  • Represented structural steel sub-contractor in litigation and enforcement of lien related to wrongful termination of sub-contractor in $200 million plant construction project
  • Assisted general contractor regarding contract administration of fire station in Mississippi
  • Represented engineer in litigation involving $25 million public school construction project
  • Represented engineer in litigation involving land reclamation project for the Alabama State Port Authority
  • Represented national supplier in numerous condominium cases where product defect claims were made – successfully defended all cases through dismissal or summary judgment without settling any claims
  • Represented owner in defending and bonding off lien for multi-unit condominium closing
  • Assisted site preparation contractor to enforce lien on failed Baldwin County residential development project
  • Assisted environmental construction contractor in dispute related to oil boom
  • Represented national surety company in payment bond dispute between general contractor and subcontractor



James B. Newman, Joseph P. H. Babington, Russell C. Buffkin, J. Casey Pipes, Christopher T. Conte T. Ryan Luna

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