Construction Transactions & Disputes

From project inception through completion, we represent owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals in public and private projects. Our experience includes residential and commercial construction projects of all sizes, complexities, and durations.

We provide sophisticated legal services to address the diverse and highly complex issues faced by the construction industry, including licensing and enforcement, litigation defense, public bidding and procurement, and transactions.


We monitor construction licensing matters before state agencies and work with industry participants to gain approvals and clear obstacles that inhibit timely construction commencement. Our representation includes structuring complex transactions, such as:

  • Obtaining regulatory approvals and entitlements
  • Contractor representation
  • Entity structuring of corporations, partnerships, LLCs, JVs, etc.

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Whether defending, prosecuting, or arbitrating complex multiparty construction matters, we successfully represent clients before administrative hearing officers, governmental agencies, private arbitrators, and state and federal courts. Areas of expertise include:

  • Construction defects and claims
  • Commercial and residential contract and building disputes and claims
  • Mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens
  • Contractor representation
  • Insurance and surety disputes and claims

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Within the construction industry, we advise clients on competitive bidding and procurement matters in multiple jurisdictions and assist with specialized procurement issues and development arrangements for commercial and government projects.

In Arizona, Gallagher & Kennedy is an established leader in legal services for public bidding and procurement.

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Gallagher & Kennedy’s construction attorneys have extensive experience developing and negotiating a wide bandwidth of construction transactions. Additionally, our attorneys regularly interface with state agencies and municipalities on behalf of our clients.

Beyond their legal expertise, our attorneys are knowledgeable in the functional aspects of construction projects and fully appreciate the time sensitivity, budgetary constraints, and operational challenges of construction project management, including:

  • Claims analysis and avoidance
  • Contract development and negotiation
  • Contractor representation
  • Financing issues and implementation
  • Project administration and scheduling

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