Real Estate

Commercial Construction Transactions

Our Commercial Construction Transactions Team works closely with all participants in the construction process – owners, design professionals, contractors, construction managers and design/builders, subcontractors and suppliers, insurers and sureties. We are familiar with all of the industry-standard construction and design professional document families (AIA, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, and others), as well as having extensive experience drafting customized, project-specific contract documents, including multi-party, integrated project delivery (IPD) agreements, contracts associated with building information modeling (BIM), and lean construction. Our experience on commercial construction transactions covers a wide range of projects, that includes the negotiation and preparation of design and construction agreements for master-planned development and other infrastructure projects, and vertical construction projects involving hospitals, casinos, multi-family (market rate, affordable, senior and assisted living facilities), office and retail projects, data centers, clean room facilities, warehouse and distribution facilities, and a broad array of tenant improvement projects.

Our project involvement often begins at the initial planning and programming stage, and carries through to completion, commissioning, and beyond. We take a collaborative approach to contract negotiation and team formation enabling us to create or negotiate contract documents that protect our client’s most important interests and objectives, while recognizing that contract language that inappropriately allocates project-related risks is often counterproductive and does not add value to the client's project.

We are fully integrated with the Real Estate and Construction Litigation Team of Quarles & Brady's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group providing both a complete understanding of all issues and complexities presented by major construction projects, as well as seamless continuity in addressing dispute resolution, arbitration, lien and insurance claims, and litigation.