Our attorneys provide tailored counsel for jail construction projects, efficient document preparation, and effective dispute resolution. 

With our construction-savvy team, we deliver legal solutions backed by practical industry experience. Our attorneys act as counsel on all aspects of jail construction projects, including compliance with applicable statutes and administrative rules, preparing front-end construction and bidding documents, advising on various project delivery models, addressing procurement disputes, reviewing prevailing wage issues and resolving or litigating claims during and after construction.

A distinguishing feature of our practice is the substantial field experience many of our attorneys have in the construction industry. Our group includes attorneys who are registered professional engineers and attorneys with engineering and construction management backgrounds. This unique and practical experience in the construction industry allows us to quickly identify issues and develop pragmatic, real- world solutions that result in focused and efficient legal services for our clients.

Whether you are considering a new jail construction project or are experiencing problems with an existing one, our team of attorneys provides guidance.

Project Planning Services

  • Evaluate the project delivery models (design-build, construction manager at risk, general contractor, etc.) to help clients determine which is in the best interest of their project

  • Advise regarding public bidding and statutory procurement requirements

  • Advise regarding urgent necessity projects

Project Document Preparation & Coordination

  • Prepare bidding documents, including advertisements, notices to bidders, instructions to bidders, bid forms, and owner-contractor agreements for general contractor projects

  • Prepare request for qualifications and/or request for proposals for architects/engineers, construction managers at risk, or design-builders and advise regarding evaluation criteria and other requirements for performing the work

  • Assist with the review and analysis of contractor bids and construction manager or design-build proposals

  • Negotiate and prepare contracts for owner representatives, design services, construction managers at risk, and design-builders

  • Assist with agreements for services provided by other design professionals, including abatement, geotechnical, surveying, materials testing and inspection, and commissioning

  • Provide general advice regarding the costs and benefits of bonding and insurance, including surety bonds, subcontractor default insurance (SDI), owner controlled insurance programs (OCIP), and contractor controlled insurance programs (CCIP)

Construction & Post-Construction Services

  • Review Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) documents and prepare contract documents memorializing the GMP

  • Assist with scope of work and change order disputes

  • Assist with requests for additional compensation from design professionals, construction managers, consultants, and contractors

  • Assist with contractor and/or subcontractor default

  • Assist with addressing lien affidavits under the Ohio Mechanic’s Lien Law

  • Advise regarding design and construction defects

  • Assist with differing site conditions claims

  • Assist with delay and acceleration issues

  • Assist with claims and dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, mini-trials, arbitration, and litigation



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