Perkins Coie LLP

Construction Department

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What the team is known for Preeminent construction firm with noted expertise in all aspects of procurement, contract preparation, compliance, negotiation of adjustments and dispute resolution. Acclaimed in the market for its representation of design professionals, construction machinery manufacturers and public and private owners.

Strengths One commentator notes: "I am very impressed with the Perkins Coie team and am very glad to have them representing us when disputes arise. They are smart, thorough, tough and fun to work with."

"The Perkins Coie construction litigation team is very strong. It's my preferred team and they performed above my expectations," says another.

Another impressed client states: "They are second to none. They have the deepest bench, strong partners and associates, and the most expansive resources and technology."

Work highlights Advised the Oak View Group on its $900 million project to redevelop the Key Arena. This involved representing Oak View in negotiations with the City of Seattle and obtaining a range of permits.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Greene provides expert counsel on a range of contentious and transactional mandates, including lease negotiations and high-value disputes. "He is smart, tough and helps us see the big picture," confirms one client, while another highlights his "excellent counsel and advice."

The "very strong and well respected" Graehm Wallace is particularly adept at providing counsel to school districts. He has significant experience in contractual mandates regarding construction, design and consultant issues, as well as related litigation.

Richard Prentke is regarded as "one of the best lawyers in this space." He advises on all aspects of contract negotiations involving design and construction agreements arising from domestic and cross-border projects, as well as representing clients in major disputes. "He is likely the most respected construction attorney in Seattle," states a source.