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North Carolina Construction
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7 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A.

For more than half a century, construction law has been one of
Johnston, Allison & Hord’s core practice areas. Clients include
local, national and international contractors, subcontractors, suppliers,
architects, engineers, owners, developers and sureties.
Attorneys in our Construction Practice Group serve clients throughout
the Southeast, but primarily in North and South Carolina. They are
experienced in construction arbitration, mediation and litigation. Our
attorneys have served on industry boards, authored textbooks on
North Carolina construction and employment law, OSHA regulations,
and construction claims. They are recognized professionals in
construction law, some of whom have been recognized by their peers
as “Elite” and the “Best in America.” Our attorneys are also members
of a number of distinguished professional legal, arbitration and
industry associations.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
• Licensing
• Bidding
• Contracts
• Delay/Acceleration claims
• Change orders
• Extra work
• Defective work
• Bankruptcy claims & litigation
• Mechanics’ liens
• OSHA
• EEOC
• Subcontractor relations
• Payment and Performance Bond Claims
• Creditors’ rights
• Mediation/arbitration/litigation
• Payment Disputes

Chambers Review

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Construction - North Carolina
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What the team is known for

Highly experienced, Charlotte-based team with a longstanding reputation for construction law excellence. Acts for an impressively broad range of clients, including engineers, subcontractors, owners and developers. Equipped to handle high-stakes disputes, as well as contractual matters.

Strengths

"Johnston, Allison & Hord has a deep bench of excellent construction lawyers who understand the nuances of North Carolina construction law." "The firm is very well organized and very knowledgeable about the construction industry."

Work highlights
Notable practitioners

Robert Burchette has 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer in North Carolina. His recent construction mandates include advising public utilities entities on multimillion-dollar claims, including one regarding a power regeneration project.
"One of the lions of the North Carolina construction Bar, Bob is a capable advocate with a keen intellect who always brings a sense of humor to his work." "Robert Burchette is a terrific construction lawyer."

David Carson regularly represents a broad client base, which includes subcontractors and engineers, in disputes such as those involving construction defects and surety concerns. His practice also includes advising on project development.
"David Carson is always well prepared and provides a wealth of knowledge in construction cases." "David Carson has a keen mind and a down-to-Earth approach; he presents his positions with confidence and simply, so everyone can easily understand his points."

Greg Ahlum is an experienced litigator whose construction mandates including defect, delay and acceleration claims. He is also noted for his ADR capabilities.
"Greg Ahlum is an outstanding lawyer with great knowledge of the construction industry and the legal issues we face on a day-to-day basis." "One of the true experts in the North Carolina lien law."

Gary Welch is a go-to attorney for large-scale construction disputes, handling courtroom proceedings as well as mediations and arbitration. His practice includes deceptive trade practice and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
"He is always responsive, organized and keeps our strategy focused. He is a respected attorney in the area and has been extremely helpful during trying situations."

Martin White represents a broad client base in construction disputes, drawing on wider experience in civil litigation on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs. He is also recognized for his ADR capabilities.
"A great advocate and mediator."

Kimberly Kirk regularly handles construction litigation arising from a range of issues including construction defect claims. Her practice also extends to contractual negotiations.

Parker Moore focuses his practice on construction disputes with extensive experience litigating claim arising on a range of public and private projects.
"He is a really good lawyer."

Ranked Lawyers at
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David Carson
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David Carson
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Robert L. Burchette
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Robert L. Burchette
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Gary J. Welch
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Gary J. Welch
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Greg C. Ahlum
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Greg C. Ahlum
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Martin White
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Martin White
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Kimberly J. Kirk
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Kimberly J. Kirk
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Parker Moore
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Parker Moore
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