Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Construction Department

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Dorsey’s Construction and Design practice group is unique in the region as it brings together the largest group of attorneys practicing in one or more areas of construction and design law. The group is known for

Geographic reach: While we regularly handle commercial construction matters that typify the practices of other Twin Cities firms, it is the more complex industrial projects that bring our expertise into focus. We are selected for major projects by the largest contractors and project owners in the state, the region, and the world.
Support for all project phases: Our attorneys provide litigation, project planning, formation advice and solutions to owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, lenders, investors, manufacturers, agencies, sureties and insurers.

Representative projects:

  • Airports​
  • Data Centers
  • Power Plants
  • Agricultural Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels 
  • LNG Plants
  • Manufacturing 
  • Shopping Centers
  • Sports Stadiums
  • Infrastructure

Of recent note is the group's handling of a dispute arises out of the design and construction of the $2 billion Longview Power Plant, located in West Virginia. Dorsey client Kvaerner North America recovered more than $20 million from project insurer Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. for property damage caused by Kvaerner’s welding subcontractor, WACHS.


Bechtel Infrastructure

Enclos Corp.

Franco-Nevada US

Kvaerner North America

San Juan Construction

United Properties

UnitedHealth Group

Xcel Energy