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Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP

Construction

5 ranked lawyersBand 1VirginiaUSA 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading construction specialist firm renowned for its breadth of experience and coverage. Regularly provides counsel on large-scale projects, with a notable focus on energy and infrastructure developments. Stands out for its work on contentious matters, offering a fine track record in both litigation and arbitration. Also offers expertise in sureties disputes.

Work highlights

Represented Fluor Federal Solutions in litigation against BAE Systems arising from the construction of a nitrocellulose facility in Radford, Virginia.

Notable practitioners

Carter Reid primarily focuses on handling contentious construction and surety law matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in court and at arbitrations as well as before administrative boards and tribunals.
"With his strong negotiating and analytical skills, Carter Reid can slice and dice complicated construction litigation issues and thus achieve exceedingly good results."

Chris Brasco is well regarded for his construction practice, which includes representing clients in complex litigation. He also serves as a mediator.
"Chris Brasco is a seasoned veteran in construction law."

Kathleen Barnes focuses her practice on construction contract disputes and is experienced in drafting and negotiating contracts and litigating disputes.

Shelly Ewald is recognized for her expertise in relation to government contracts and construction disputes, with a particular focus on the power industry.
"Shelly Ewald is an excellent litigator and strategist for claims." "Shelly Ewald is great at tackling challenging construction cases and can completely change the lay of the land in your favor. She is extremely good at the details but never loses sight of the bigger picture and the endgame."

Vivian Katsantonis focuses on construction contract negotiations, including procurement, joint venture and indemnity agreements, as well as handling disputes that arise in relation to said contracts.
"Vivian Katsantonis is extremely well-versed in construction law and she brings a ton of energy to her matters."

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Virginia

Construction


Carter B Reid
Band 4
Chris Brasco
Band 4
Kathleen Barnes
Band 4
Shelly L Ewald
Band 2
Vivian Katsantonis
Band 3