TLGGR Construction Litigation

Construction Litigation

Over the years, the attorneys at TLGGR have earned a reputation as savvy counselors and aggressive litigators, both in negotiating settlements with and pursuing claims against a broad spectrum of owners, developers and public entities, including the States of New York and Connecticut, New York’s School Construction Authority, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, various agencies of the City of New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, school districts, the General Services Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Army.

Such claims have been pursued on behalf of sureties, contractors and subcontractors and routinely involve construction delays, construction defects, acceleration, work scope changes and differing site conditions.

Several of the firm’s matters in these areas have been multi-party, document intensive, complex arbitrations or litigations in state and federal courts which have proceeded to trial and been submitted to juries.

TLGGR’s past experiences in pursuing these types of claims against public owners have allowed us to gain a better understanding and perspective as to how these public entities operate, which in turn allows us to achieve a more desirable result. Whether your situation is relatively simple or extremely complex, chances are we have handled it before.

Given today’s cramped court schedules, more and more matters are resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution. TLGGR attorneys have frequently been involved in both formal and informal mediation and arbitration. Whether these are voluntary or court-ordered, our experience in the process helps move matters toward a resolution.

Some of TLGGR’s recent and current construction matters include:

HRH/Atlas v. University of Connecticut: TLGGR is representing a terminated construction contractor on a project to erect a seven-story structural steel building. The contractor is seeking to recover approximately $45 million in quantum meruit damages based on its claim that it was improperly terminated due to, among other things, the inadequate structural steel design. TLGGR is working with one of the most well-known structural steel experts in presenting this claim. After engaging in document discovery, consisting of several hundred boxes of documents and the creation of an electronic coded database of approximately 500,000 images, the parties are engaged in arbitration proceedings that are estimated to last for approximately 60 substantive hearings.