Construction & Design Professional

FisherBroyles services the legal needs of the construction industry and design professionals (architects, engineers, construction managers) to both respond to and avoid risk associated with new and existing projects and the expansions of their businesses.

FisherBroyles represents owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and other participants in the construction industry in all phases of the construction process, including contract drafting and negotiation, fee disputes, pre-suit dispute resolution, liens, litigation, and arbitration.

FisherBroyles partners defend architectural and engineering firms throughout the country, and their professional liability insurers, to defend against allegations of malpractice as well as offer risk mitigation services before claims arise.

Our partners also have significant experience litigating construction disputes throughout the country, including, issues involving general contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, architects, engineers, and the like.

FisherBroyles construction partners have profound experience in managing the risks and liabilities resulting from construction defects. Our partners understand the statutory right-to-repair – where applicable – as well as how to negotiate and comply with warranties and construction contracts. FisherBroyles can counsel construction entities at any stage in a given construction project.

Our partners have significant experience negotiating, prosecuting and defending risk transfer provisions in construction contracts. We partner with our clients to most effectively limit potential liabilities in projects and distribute such risk among the various project participants, e.g., owner/developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals. We counsel our clients to make sure any assumed contractual liability is backed by appropriate insurance coverage as well and never let our clients become “de facto” insurers for contracted risk.

FisherBroyles has experience litigating a large variety of construction and design professional claims including, but not limited to: standard of care deviations; building envelope/water infiltration; system failures/building component failures; delay claims/consequential damages; contractor applications for additional time/expenses; building code and sub-code violations; large projects – bridges & tunnels, roadway, elevated roadway; environmental cleanup/remediation; and construction site safety issues.