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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Construction

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What the team is known for

Well-known practice, particularly active among clients from southern Ohio, including owners, contractors and design-builders, on numerous construction-related matters. Expertise in project financing, including feasibility issues, and also regularly sought after to advise on compliance in government-assisted projects. Additional strength in construction-related disputes, including cases relating to bids, delays, and construction and design defects.

Strengths

"The team has great depth and breadth, and their lawyers are very good at relationship development," says one interviewee.
Another commentator remarks: "The firm's attorneys are very knowledgeable and provide creative solutions."

Clients appreciate that the firm is able to "help identify potential issues and solutions before they even arise."

Work highlights

Assisted University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System with the negotiation of construction documentation for the development of a new ambulatory surgical center.

Notable practitioners

Earl Messer maintains a sophisticated construction practice, where he is recognized for his depth of experience in assisting contractors and developers, both private and public, with litigation surrounding defects and other contractual disputes.
"He is focused on keeping us out of litigation and looking for solutions to resolve issues."

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Overview

Attorneys in Taft’s Construction practice advise industry participants, including owners, contractors, design-builders, developers, architects, subcontractors, engineers and material suppliers, on all aspects of public and private construction projects.

While our priority is to implement approaches that minimize disputes and to negotiate workable settlements when disputes arise, we have achieved successful results before courts, arbitrators and contract appeals boards with respect to all types of claims, including payment, performance and insurance coverage disputes. We help our clients determine the most effective contracting approach to achieve project objectives, such as integrated project delivery, CM at risk and other non-traditional contracting structures, wrap-up insurance programs, building information management (3D project models), “lean construction” or enhanced participation of disadvantaged business entities.

Our construction attorneys also coordinate closely with other Taft attorneys who have extensive experience in other aspects of construction project development, including project feasibility, tax considerations, brownfields and other environmental issues, zoning, joint ventures, financing options and negotiations, governmental incentives and leasing.

Construction

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

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Location

425 Walnut Street

Suite 1800

Cincinnati

Ohio

USA

OH 45202-3957

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Earl Messer
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