Construction and Engineering Litigation

BHBC has an extensive practice in construction law. Whether assisting owners, contractors or project managers with funding and financing issues during conceptual design phases, providing legal advice and assistance during construction, or in the successful resolution of post-completion claims or litigation, our attorneys have broad experience assisting clients through all phases of construction projects.

The firm’s construction law practice has included representation of large corporate and public clients and the provision of construction defense as Alaska counsel for many national insurance companies. We consistently focus on carefully managing client risk in a manner that controls legal costs. This requires early and careful evaluation of disputes to identify strengths and weaknesses, so our clients can pursue settlement or litigation based on a realistic appraisal of the risks and benefits of alternative courses of action.

BHBC drafts and reviews complex construction contracts and multi-party agreements with a careful eye toward protecting the client’s interests and reducing unnecessary risk. We have found this practical approach to litigation avoidance during construction contracting to be particularly effective, helping our clients focus their valuable resources directly on the project.

Our construction law group is well versed in various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including such tools as mediation, proceedings under the AAA Construction Industry Rules of Arbitration and dispute review boards. This experience provides our attorneys with important breadth – and depth – in the construction law practice.

If disputes or issues arise that cannot be resolved through informal means, BHBC has the skill and resources to litigate in virtually any forum, including state superior court, federal district court, boards of contract appeal, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and myriad administrative claim resolution processes. BHBC construction law attorneys have experience in all these forums, coupled with the tenacity to pursue the client’s interests to a successful conclusion.