Construction

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

 

Becker_Mark_308Mark Becker
Shareholder
Hugh-Brown-smallHugh D. Brown
Associate
Colin_Bruns_smlColin M. Bruns
Associate
Collins_Matt_105Matthew Collins
Shareholder
Douglas_Julia_155Julia Douglass
Associate

Fabyanske_Marv_032Marvin Fabyanske
Of Counsel

Hart_Kyle_496Kyle Hart
Shareholder

Jensen_Dick_012Richard Jensen
Shareholder
Kroenke_Kristine_061Kristine Kroenke
Shareholder
Jason Lee
Associate
Orman_Jesse_093Jesse Orman
Shareholder
Radaj_Elise_126Sara Porter
Associate
Radaj_Elise_126Elise Radaj
Associate
Thomas Schram
Associate
Sellers_Nathan_015Nathan Sellers
Associate
Spalj_Greg_455Gregory Spalj
Shareholder

Thomson_Dean_494Dean Thomson
Shareholder

Vollbrecht_Thomas_croppedThomas Vollbrecht
Shareholder
Wells_Leon_126Leon Wells
Associate
Wieland_Jeff_126Jeffrey Wieland
Shareholder

MN Department of Transportation Specifications for Construction

By Dean B. Thomson

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.