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Construction

Because redevelopment projects typically involve both the demolition of existing structures and the construction of new ones, the McCarter & English Redevelopment Team also includes attorneys who are knowledgeable about all aspects of design and construction.

Particularly when working with sites where hazardous materials are present, it is important to coordinate demolition activities with hazardous materials abatement. The Construction Group attorneys who work with the Redevelopment Team are experienced with demolition, abatements and site remediation contracts, and can combine these elements into a single Construction Contract if that scenario is the most advantageous one for the client. They also have prepared interrelated Contracts for industrial projects where, through an innovative agreement with the demolition contractor and a separate scrap metal buyer, the cost of demolition has been funded entirely through the sale of scrap metal.

In connection with new construction on the redevelopment site, it is important for the Owner/Developer to make early and informed decisions regarding both the design team and the contractor, including the “project delivery system” – i.e. traditional design/bid/build; design/build; or construction manager at risk with a GMP.

The construction attorney members of the Redevelopment Team have experience and specialized expertise in the development of all types of Project Delivery strategies, and in the preparation and negotiation of all related contracts. They also are skilled in resolving contract administration issues that arise during actual construction. These Construction attorneys have represented owners, developers, construction managers, and design professionals in connection with prominent projects such as the MetLife Stadium and the New Prudential Headquarters Building.

The Construction attorney members of McCarter & English's Redevelopment Team are skilled in all aspects of design and construction. Their clients include some of the most recognizable and respected names in the industry. They regularly represent major owners, developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers. In addition to Contracting Specialists, McCarter & English has experienced litigators with successful records in complex construction and engineering disputes, including arbitrations, jury trials, and appeals. They regularly counsel clients on issues involving design and development, contracting, bidding, procurement, regulatory and safety matters, contract administration, changes, claims, terminations and disputes resolution. These attorneys are well-versed in design and construction law, public procurement law; government contracts; infrastructure development; insurance; suretyship; bankruptcy, and other matters. Our design expertise (both architectural and engineering) and construction expertise allows us to provide turn-key legal services to our redevelopment clients on virtually any project, public or private.