We understand where construction projects go wrong, where they go right, and where the friction exists.
A strong foundation for your project
When you have a project that needs to get started, be protected, or pushed through completion, our dedicated team has the knowledge and insight to identify and deconstruct issues before they become major problems.
Your industry is our focus
Our transactional professionals work exclusively on construction matters and possess an intimate knowledge of a project’s lifecycle.
We work with builders, contractors, subcontractors, and investors on:
- Public and private projects in New Jersey, New York and around the country
- Formation of construction related businesses
- Contractor and subcontractor joint ventures
- Project financing
- Construction management agreements
- Pre-construction agreements
- Development management agreements
- Owner-design professional agreements
- Debtor-in-possession financings
- Corporate restructurings
Our projects include:
- Shopping malls, strip centers and big box retail centers
- Mixed use developments
- Corporate headquarters, office buildings, hotels
- Single-family and townhouse developments, rental housing and condominiums
- Warehouse, distribution and industrial centers
- Health care facilities
- Automobile dealerships
- Gambling casinos
Contracts to keep you covered
Development & Financing Agreements
We prepare and negotiate development agreements for your project, large and small, that lie in the hands of experienced developers and property managers. Your interests are our focus and we ensure the agreement protects you, is fair, clear, and reflective of your project’s goals.
Design Professional Agreements
A construction project cannot break ground until it is first put together in a drafting and design program. Understanding risks and liabilities for both parties is crucial to developing a fair and workable agreement. We draft and negotiate architect, engineer, and other design professional agreements on behalf of owners and designers to ensure that your needs are met and that your interests are protected.
Construction Management & General Contractor Agreements
The contract between the project owner and its construction manager or general contractor is at the heart of any construction project. We understand the interests and concerns of both owners and construction managers or general contractors because of our experience drafting, negotiating, and litigating these agreements. We work on projects ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to over $100 Million on behalf of owners, construction managers, and general contractors.
Trade and Subcontractor Agreements
We regularly prepare and negotiate trade agreements on behalf of construction managers, general contractor and trade contractors to ensure that your needs are met, and your interests are protected and that the project can still get done.
In both the public sector and the private sector, the project owner may need a prime trade that is neither a construction manager and does not directly subcontract with the other trades. We develop a family of project agreements that offer proper oversight and accountability of a lead trade or advisor while maintaining the flexibility required to complete the project on time and on budget.
Access & Neighboring Property Agreements
In densely populated spaces, and urban areas in particular, it is often necessary to access the neighboring property to complete a ground-up or major renovation project. We negotiate these access agreements on both sides and understand reasonable legal and market terms to guide you through this often-difficult process. We also take actions to force a resolution, when necessary, ultimately creating a workable and fair result for all.
Projects often require the assistance and advice of many parties coming together to build safely and efficiently. We prepare and negotiate agreements for engineers, cost consultants, and others who know how to help get the project over the finish line.
Equipment Use & Licensing Agreements
Contractors and trades often need to use equipment owned by others on a project site, ranging from scaffolding to lifts to protective equipment. We prepare agreements between trades and with general contractors so that equipment on site can be used efficiently, ensuring your project can proceed with as little disruption as possible. These agreements also make sure that the trade providing the equipment is protected from any accidents or misuse of its materials.