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Construction professionals are well aware that the design and construction of a building project is a complex enterprise, involving a multitude of participants and numerous financial and legal issues.

The contracting parties have usually not worked together before and the task of constructing a project efficiently and predictably in such a situation is daunting. The parties must necessarily create rules by which to operate and allocate risk during this complex process.

DSV’s construction lawyers bring sophisticated expertise to the process of drafting and negotiating construction contracts. Unlike most lawyers, they know the business of construction as well as the law. DSV lawyers regularly counsel their clients on the use of standard form contracts published by organizations such as the AIA, AGC, and EJCDC, and often recommend modifications to these documents to fit the specific requirements of the project.

The construction lawyers of DSV also understand the construction process and how to minimize risks through protective language and focused documentation. They advise a wide range of clients on the effective use of construction delivery systems, including Construction Management, Design/Build, Multiple Prime, and traditional General Contracting. The DSV Construction Practice Group is focused on providing value to its client during this pivotal phase of the construction process.

The experience of the DSV Construction Practice Group in litigating cases has taught the importance of contract provisions that secure the interests of clients. DSV lawyers understand that the allocation of risk among the parties to the construction process directly bears on total project costs and the performance of the parties.

 

Sean T. Devenney
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Christopher S. Drewry
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Daniel M. Drewry
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Michael F. Drewry
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Patrick A. Drewry
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William E. Kelley Jr
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Joseph M. Leone
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Matthew J. Schafer
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Thaddeus J. Schurter
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