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Josh Leavitt

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Practice Areas

Josh serves as co-chair of the Construction Law practice at Much, where he advises clients on a range of construction law matters, including disputes, contracts, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and industry risk.

With 30+ years of experience, Josh has handled all manner of construction law matters for U.S. domestic and overseas clients, including owners, contractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, developers and commercial landlords and tenants.

Professional Memberships

Josh is a member of the American College of Construction Lawyers and the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys.


Josh lectures and writes on construction and design law topics, including delay and disruption claims, construction damages, liability of design professionals and contractors, electronic discovery, mediation and arbitration strategies, ADR clauses, construction defects and claims prevention techniques. He is a thought leader on advanced and emerging delivery system choices, construction law issues on global infrastructure and P3 projects, insurance coverage, green building and sustainability, 3D printing and other technology and due diligence in industry acquisitions.

Josh has been a frequent panelist for Practicing Law Institute's (PLI) national construction law symposium in New York. He has served annually since 2007 as a panelist for PLI's Commercial Real Estate Institute and more recently as the event's national co-chair.