King & Spalding LLP

Construction Department

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What the team is known for Quality construction team that is recognized for its expert handling of major transactions and litigation. Highlighted for its strength in advising on foreign investments in the US construction market and on high-value projects abroad. Also noted for its experienced handling of major projects in the energy, and chemical industries. Acts on behalf of contractors, engineers and owners in a variety of disputes, from breach of contract to damages claims. Recent activity includes involvement in prominent LNG and CGL construction projects.

Strengths Clients say: "They have been involved in so many key negotiations and are opposite contractors and suppliers regularly, so they know the pinch points."

A client reports: "The team works well together, they all understood how all the contracts interacted as part of the bigger deal."

Others say: "The firm is preeminent in the field, its client service is excellent and the team gives me what I ask for in a timely manner."

Work highlights Advised NextDecade on two EPC contracts with Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals for an LNG project in Brownsville, Texas.

Notable practitioners

Adam Gray is described as a "refined, very skilled and up-and-coming practitioner" by market sources. He acts principally as a litigator in a range of construction disputes. He is especially experienced in hotel, oil refinery and other facility construction disputes in the US, Latin America and the Middle East.

Craig Ledet "did a masterful job of commanding the facts on a complex claim,"reports an impressed client. He works primarily on construction disputes including delay, destruction and cost litigation. He is especially experienced in cases arising in the energy sector, frequently acting for both design and contractor side clients. 

Mike Stenglein "is a practical and very detail-oriented litigator and a candid and thoughtful presence in a complicated case," in the opinion of clients. He is especially active representing owners and contractors in energy and hospitality-related construction projects.

Scott Greer ’s top-tier practice focuses on transactional construction matters across the globe. He is especially active in projects arising in the energy industry, with notable expertise in the development of LNG facilities. Clients regard his practice as being "unmatched in the local, and even global, legal pool when dealing with energy-related transactions."