Stoel Rives LLP

Construction Department

Washington
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What the team is known for Respected construction team with a broad client base consisting of design professionals, owners and contractors. Offers niche strengths in wind farm construction, university and technology company campuses and tunnel boring disputes. Provides high-quality advice on a wide spectrum of matters, including risk management, contract negotiations and design error claims.

Strengths A client says: "They are brilliant. They do a stellar, professional job and they're timely and knowledgeable."

Another considers this to be an "excellent firm - it's one of the premier firms here."

"They are consistently smart and thoughtful attorneys," states a source. "I cannot imagine a stronger team."

Work highlights Defended the Washington State Department of Transportation against a $500 million contractor claim arising from the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Design Build Contract. This matter involved both an insurance coverage and breach of contract suit.

Notable practitioners

Karl Oles represents clients in a range of domestic and international contract disputes, as well as advising on negotiations. Clients value him for being "an excellent litigator and a thoughtful and conscientious attorney," and describe him as a "one-stop shop for everything in construction."