When project disputes cannot be resolved, Alston & Bird’s construction lawyers have significant construction claims experience and have prosecuted and defended cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in state and federal courts, federal boards of contract appeals and construction arbitration proceedings throughout the United States and abroad. Moreover, Alston & Bird lawyers are trial attorneys who, without hesitation, will aggressively pursue the client’s case in the event that a satisfactory resolution of the dispute cannot be achieved short of trial.
Alston & Bird also provides a full range of services applicable to public contracting, including bid protests, compliance and audit reviews, and counseling relating to false claims, contract termination and debarment proceedings.
Led by its three senior partners, each of whom has 30-plus years of experience in the construction industry, Alston & Bird’s attorneys have decades of experience devoted solely to representing clients in the construction industry. Based upon that experience, Alston & Bird’s lawyers have a thorough understanding of the construction business and the construction process and apply that experience to help clients achieve their objectives in a result-oriented, timely and cost-effective manner.
Moreover, having represented clients in connection with numerous “troubled projects”, Alston & Bird has developed a substantial library of “lessons learned” that can be proactively applied to help clients avoid similar problems. This substantial “troubled project” experience also means that Alston & Bird’s lawyers can effectively and efficiently analyze and formulate strategy with respect to virtually any legal issue that could conceivably arise on a construction project.
The lawyers in the Construction Group are some of the most respected practitioners in the field and are acknowledged by Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.
Lawyers in the group have also held key leadership positions, including as a member of the governing committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, three past presidents and founding members of the Construction Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and a member of the board of directors of the Construction Management Association of America, Southern California Section.
Bringing Value to Our Clients
Alston & Bird lawyers understand the business of construction—they understand how money is made and how money is lost. They also understand the particular challenges that parties to a construction project face and what can go wrong when a particular challenge is not managed properly. This practical understanding means that the client will receive counsel from attorneys who can immediately help them find the appropriate solution to a particular issue. In addition, given the breadth of experience of our lawyers, it is also unlikely that there is a legal issue affecting the construction business that we have not dealt with before.