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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Construction

4 ranked lawyersBand 1LouisianaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading construction practice, known for the strength of its bench and its notable regional and national client base. Routinely acts on contractual matters relating to major projects and on major litigation and arbitration proceedings. Offers considerable expertise in industrial development projects and wider commercial construction matters. Demonstrates significant experience representing EPC contractors and owners.

Strengths

Sources note: "The lawyers are excellent, smart and communicate well."

A client says: "The team is first-class and truly does an outstanding job."

Interviewees highlight: "The team is knowledgeable and responsive."

Notable practitioners

David Kurtz regularly handles disputes arising from projects in the healthcare, education and transport sectors.
"David is very good at communicating with our team and explaining the legal side in a straightforward way.”

Mark Mercante has a wide-ranging construction practice, covering both contentious and transactional matters for a variety of clients.
“Mark really looks at what the best position is for each situation. He is fair, and having a trusted adviser is very helpful.” “Mark is very experienced and very skilled.”

Mark Frilot primarily handles construction disputes for contractors, including those active on projects in the transportation, public and education sectors. He has experience handling claims of delay, defective work and payment.
"Mark is hands-on in implementing strategies."

Matthew Emmons handles construction disputes and contractual matters and has experience handling cases reaching trial and appellate courts.
"Matthew is really exceptional for his years of practice.”

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Louisiana

Construction


David Kurtz
Band 2
Mark W Mercante
Band 1
Mark W. Frilot
Band 2
Matthew Emmons
Band 3