Practical, experienced counsel from schematics to grand opening
For 35 years, Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson’s nationally respected, trial-tested team of Construction Law attorneys has worked with clients to better manage the process, minimize risk and ultimately, protect our client’s interests at every stage.
Because Fabyanske, Westra, Hart and Thomson’s Construction Law team concentrates its practice on development, design and construction, we know how the industry operates. Every member of our team brings in-depth knowledge of the industry’s unique features. Many of our practitioners are nationally known lecturers and frequent authors in construction law journals; have been recognized as leaders in the field by the American College of Construction Lawyers, the Minnesota State Bar Association, national publications; or have held leadership positions in major industry organizations. The result? We speak the same language as our clients. We know the relationships, practices and risks unique to the industry that mean the difference between a successful project and an unnecessary loss.
We have worked extensively in both the public and private sectors throughout the United States, and our clients span all sectors of the industry and include contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, sureties, and insurers. We provide counsel in all aspects of construction law and the construction process, including, but not limited to mediation, arbitration or litigation of disputes, preventive planning, contract drafting, procurement issues, insurance coverage disputes, lien and bond claims, differing site conditions disputes, claims for delay, acceleration and disruption, defective construction litigation, and professional liability claims.
Attorneys Practicing in Construction
MN Department of Transportation Specifications for Construction
As most contractors that contract with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are already aware, MnDOT has significantly revised its Standard Specifications for Construction. The 2014 Standard Specifications went into effect for projects let on or after December 2, 2013.