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Practices & Industries Served


Built for the long haul.

Our construction attorneys want you to build and create buildings, pave roads, and bolster your bottom line—not get caught up in time-consuming and expensive legal matters. Whether you’re looking for litigation avoidance, preventive work on contract documents, help with contract negotiations and bid disputes, or management of ongoing change orders or issues, we’ll work hard to get the best net result possible for you.

Hospitals and schools. Roads, piers, and utilities. Power plants. Large residential condominium projects. Pretty much any residential or commercial project you can imagine. We’ve done it all.

Our group is one of the largest in the region and represents all types of construction participants. As a result, we know more than just the law; we also know the practicalities of construction projects from all angles, which enables us to deliver cost-effective solutions for clients and often avoid litigation.

Our team is truly “24/7.”

We’re here when and where you need us—even outside of typical work hours. If you want us to join a site visit on a Saturday morning, we’ll be there with you.

We’re committed to telling it like it is.

We let clients know what they need to know, not just what they want to hear. That’s especially important in an industry in which one mistake—like missing a deadline—can devastate a project.

Your bottom line is our top priority.

Our team is all business—in the “geared toward helping your business grow” way. We’re construction experts, but we see ourselves as business attorneys first and foremost—people who look forward to strategizing with clients and making their bottom line the top priority.

We provide big-firm benefits and small-shop turnaround time.

When clients need expertise outside of construction, our being “the right size” provides a tremendous advantage. Say, for example, a tax or project financing issue comes up. We can connect you with an attorney within our firm quickly, and then integrate him or her seamlessly into our team. The end result? You receive the targeted advice you need and the industry know-how it takes to apply it—both quickly and efficiently.

And we keep our friends close and our related practice groups closer.

When you need a broader team, we pull in other Bernstein Shur attorneys specializing in Real Estate, Labor and Employment, and Business Law, among others.

But most importantly, we share a passion for working on your terms.

As a group, we’re high-energy, friendly, and genuinely enjoy collaborating with our clients, even when it comes to how we bill. We’re happy to develop an alternative fee structure arrangement if it works better for you than traditional hourly rates, whether that’s a hybrid contingency, flat fee, or something else.


As a firm, we were named the Corporate LiveWire Construction Firm of the Year 2015. And many of our team members are recognized individually by Best Lawyers in America and Martindale-Hubbell, among other publications.

Our practice includes:

  • Surety
  • Litigation
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Bid disputes
  • Business formation and strategic planning
  • Employment matters
  • Mechanics lien and collection matters
  • Litigation, claims, and defense
  • Assistance with insurance
  • Product liability cases
  • Manufacturing