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Our construction group handles all construction-related needs, and specializes in representing all parties in breach of contract, bonding, and mechanics lien litigation, and representing contractors, developers, owners, manufacturers, and general industry in construction defect, property damage, fire damage, personal injury, and OSHA-related litigation. In addition to the construction team's extensive litigation practice, the group also serves as outside general counsel to companies of all sizes in the construction and general industry fields, providing legal and business advice on a wide variety of issues.


Through our decades of experience in the construction and legal industries, we have the knowledge and experience needed to efficiently and effectively address any legal situation that might arise, including, but not limited to:

  • Providing outside general counsel services, offering legal and business advice on issues as encountered;
  • Analyzing, drafting, and negotiating construction contracts;
  • Litigating commercial and contract claims;
  • Perfecting and litigating mechanics lien and bond claims;
  • Defending complex construction defect claims;
  • Defending catastrophic personal injury, property damage, environmental and toxic exposure claims arising in the construction setting;
  • Managing OSHA inspections, and contesting and litigating OSHA citations;
  • Evaluating existing and necessary insurance coverage, including commercial general liability, professional liability, builders’ risk, contractor-controlled, and owner-controlled (wrap-up) policies;
  • Evaluating and developing alternatives to traditional coverage schemes;
  • Identifying, evaluating, tendering, and enforcing coverage on behalf of design professionals, owners, and contractors;
  • Providing emergency response services during OSHA investigations and other catastrophic events.


  • General and Specialty Contractors
  • General Contractors
  • Design-Build Contractors
  • Construction Managers
  • Homebuilders
  • Carpentry Contractors
  • Concrete Contractors
  • Electrical Contractors
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Mechanical Contractors
  • Plumbing Contractors
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Structural Steel Contractors
  • Underground Contractors
  • Material and Equipment Suppliers
    • Material Suppliers
    • Material Manufacturers and Processors
    • Equipment Manufacturers
    • Equipment Sales and Rental Companies
  • Owners and Developers
    • Commercial and Residential
    • Condominium Associations
  • Design Professionals
    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Surveyors
  • Insurers
    • Builders’ Risk
    • Commercial General Liability
    • Excess Insurers
    • OCIPs and CCIPs (“wrap-ups”)
    • Professional Liability
    • Railroad Protective Liability


U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” – Construction Law – Tier 2 – Chicago Metropolitan Area

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