Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson PA

Construction Department

Minnesota
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What the team is known for

Esteemed for its dedicated construction group, which brings deep industry insight to disputes, contract negotiations and planning issues. Represents diverse participants from the public and private sectors, including design professionals, insurers and subcontractors. Frequently acts on large-scale regional and national projects. Numerous attorneys within the team are well known in the sector, having been appointed to leadership roles at a variety of industry bodies.

Strengths

"It's an excellent construction firm," notes one market commentator, adding: "They have a lot of knowledge and expertise, and they have great partners."

Notable practitioners

Dean Thomson offers a broad construction law practice covering both contentious and non-contentious matters. He is viewed by market observers as "one of the top construction minds in Minnesota" and a "shining star" of the state construction Bar.

Gregory Spalj has vast experience in the construction arena, offering a broad practice that encompasses contract negotiation, dispute resolution and insurance matters.

Jesse Orman continues to consolidate his reputation in the market, handling contract drafting and negotiations, defect disputes and insurance coverage litigation, among other matters. Interviewees label him an "excellent" attorney and consider him a "rising star" of the Twin Cities Bar.

Kyle Hart is considered by sources to be a "tremendous lawyer" with "excellent trial skills." He enjoys a leading reputation in the Minnesota market, handling construction disputes in all of their forms, including litigations, arbitrations and mediations.

Mark Becker has a "wealth of construction knowledge" and is "one of the brightest and most creative minds in construction law," reports one observer. He handles both contentious and transactional construction law matters, including litigations, arbitrations, mediations and contract negotiations.