Construction & Architect/Engineer Law


McDowell Rice’s Construction & Architect/Engineer (“A/E”) Litigation Group provides superior, cost-effective representation for its clients in all types of construction and A/E disputes, including complex construction litigation, construction defect claims, contract negotiations and disputes, arbitrations, and mechanic’s liens.  We represent a wide array of companies and construction professionals, including engineers, architects, developers, subcontractors, appraisers and lenders.  Our experience spans a broad spectrum of commercial, industrial, and residential projects and includes disputes relating to casinos, hotels, office buildings, malls, power plants, wastewater treatment facilities, apartment complexes, condominiums and single-family residences.  Our attorneys practice nationwide and have appeared in state and federal jurisdictions throughout the country.
 
Recent examples of our work include: 

  • A national engineering firm in litigation involving over $62 million in liquated damages claims related to the design and construction of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • A national industrial engineering and fabrication firm in litigation concerning construction of a coal-fired power plant at a military installation in Alaska.
  • A national engineering firm in multiparty litigation brought by a national home-builder and its insurer involving over $78 million in liquidated damage claims related to the design and construction of two subdivisions in Colorado.
  • A national engineering firm in litigation concerning construction of a medical facility and rehabilitation center in Oklahoma.
  • A national engineering firm in multiparty litigation over the collapse of the roof of a major Sears distribution warehouse in the Chicago area.
  • A national construction company in a dispute regarding construction of a power plant in Missouri.
  • A national pipeline company in a wrongful death claim related to a pipeline explosion in Kansas.

Members of the Construction & Architect/Engineer Law Group:


Thomas R. Buchanan
Jason L. Buchanan
Patrick C. Guinness
Michael J. Kelly
Linda C. McFee
Donald G. Scott
Greg T. Spies
Louis J. Wade

 

Known for our expertise in business litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, our attorneys possess diverse backgrounds and legal expertise.