Construction Litigation

Silverman Thompson regularly represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, and insurers with all aspects of their construction related concerns including, contract drafting and negotiation, procurement advice, bid disputes, contract disputes, delay and acceleration claims, construction defects and losses, and performance and payment bond disputes. Our construction attorneys help clients avoid disputes, promote positive on-site relationships, and maintain profitability. When disputes arise, however, Silverman Thompson construction litigators have extensive experience mediating, litigating, and arbitrating all forms of construction related claims, including default and termination, payment and delay claims, faulty workmanship, negligent design, scheduling disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, Miller Act and Little Miller Act claims, and insurance and coverage disputes. In addition to our pre-construction transactional experience, we litigate construction-related disputes in state and federal courts and arbitration throughout the country.

Our representative matters include:

  • Successful representation of owner in $120 million professional malpractice action against architect/engineer of high profile mixed-use development project
  • Numerous representations of general contractors in multi-million dollar mechanic’s lien actions and bond claims
  • Successful mediation on behalf of subcontractor in multi-million dollar delay claim dispute
  • Lead counsel to minority-owners in negotiating the master developer agreement for the largest public-private development project in the Maryland history
  • After four day arbitration, obtained all monetary relief sought in breach of contract action by a subcontractor against a general contractor while achieving complete defense verdict against all counter-claims.

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