Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson PA

Construction Department

Minnesota
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What the team is known for Esteemed for its dedicated construction group, which brings deep industry insight to disputes, contract negotiations, planning issues and arbitration matters. Represents diverse participants from the public and private sectors, including design professionals, insurers and subcontractors. Frequently acts on large-scale regional and national projects. Numerous attorneys within the team are well known in the sector, having been appointed to leadership roles at a variety of industry bodies.

Strengths A client says: "I am extremely impressed with its knowledge of the construction market and its legal work. I recommend it unconditionally."

An impressed market commentator reports: "It has so much expertise - its lawyers truly devote themselves to learning about construction, and they know the law and the market so well."

Work highlights Represented Honeywell in a construction delay, acceleration, change order and payment dispute relating to the construction of Prudential’s new headquarters in Newark, New Jersey.

Notable practitioners

Described as "the best in Minnesota," Dean Thomson wins praise from all corners of the market for his impressive construction practice. "I trust his judgment implicitly and his talents are second to none in the industry," comments one interviewee. Another reports: "He has an in-depth knowledge of construction litigation and insurance and knows how to communicate well with clients."

Jesse Orman has a wide-ranging construction practice which covers the drafting and negotiation of contracts, as well as representing clients in litigation. He counts materials suppliers and design professionals among his clients.

Kyle Hart has extensive experience representing general contractors in litigation. One impressed client remarks: "I value his advice and work and consider him to be one of the premier construction attorneys in the entire Midwest." A market source adds: "He has so much experience and knowledge, I don't how he stays on top of so much but it is amazing. He knows his way around cases so well."

Mark Becker is described by one peer as "a fountain of construction knowledge and information." He has extensive experience representing owners, contractors and design professionals in both contentious and noncontentious matters.