Design & Construction

Building value with grounded legal advice



Burns & Levinson provides practical legal advice to public and private clients engaged in a variety of building and infrastructure projects.  Working in conjunction with the Real Estate and Litigation Practice Groups, our design & construction team focuses on the representation of public, private, and institutional owners and developers. Our team also represents professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in connection with a wide spectrum of design and construction industry matters.

Our team understands that’s successful project delivery requires a multi-disciplinary legal approach involving issues including contracts and public procurement, insurance, surety, lien law, finance, labor/employment, government relations, and litigation. Our team provides experienced legal counsel to help clients navigate the risks and complexities of their challenging business projects.

Burns & Levinson can assist with your company or project in all areas of design & construction law, including drafting and negotiation of construction and professional services contracts, construction claims, mitigation and strategy, claims prosecution and defense, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, risk management and insurance, surety, labor employment and OSHA issues and payment and bankruptcy issues.

Our team is skilled at handling project finance and procurement issues including capital financing strategy, alternative procurement and contracting strategy, public sector procurement, project delivery through public-private partnerships, environmental permitting and brownfield redevelopment, government relations and strategy and international construction.




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