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Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing has the experience and knowledge to anticipate and resolve any legal matter affecting you and your business before, during and after a construction project.

The talented and seasoned attorneys in our Construction Practice group have recognizable experience representing developers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in all phases of planning and constructing on both public and private projects. We offer a full spectrum of legal services in all facets of construction. With an established track record representing clients in various types of construction projects, our attorneys advise on luxury high-rise condominiums and mixed-use developments, major commercial office towers, condominium conversions and existing structure rehabs, biotech manufacturing and healthcare facilities, public enterprises such as road and sewer construction, utility installation and HUD-funded or financed projects involving historic tax credits. Our legal team consistently delivers practical and innovative advice to clients on a myriad of issues from conception to completion of construction projects, including the following:

  • Procurement, Bidding and Project Finance
  • Construction Insurance (including Contractor Controlled and Owner Controlled Insurance Programs)
  • Performance and Payment Bonds
  • Project Controls
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Government Competition Requirements
  • State Procurement Laws
  • Prompt Payment Laws
  • OSHA and Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Labor and Employment
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Delay and Inefficiency Claims
  • Defective Design and Construction
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Mediation/Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation

Our lawyers offer a depth of knowledge and particular expertise to anticipate the risks that may arise during the pre-construction stage, the construction phase, and the close-out of a project, and we assist clients to determine the appropriate means of allocating those risks to protect their immediate and long-term interests.

If litigation cannot be avoided, Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing takes an aggressive approach to prosecute and defend our clients’ legal rights, while ensuring they are able to conduct business operations without the costly delays and impedance brought on by litigation. Our Construction group has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in both state and federal courts as well as mediation and arbitration proceedings throughout New England. Our clients know that our attorneys are adept advocates who get efficient and effective results when these disputes reach the courtroom.