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Construction Law

The professionals of Bryce Downey & Lenkov represent every type of participant in the construction industry in transactions and in litigation matters. The firm’s lawyers have a well-deserved reputation for providing effective, efficient representations to clients in this diverse area of law. Its attorneys recognize, as do its clients, that excellent work and unparalleled service are what a business law firm must provide.

Bryce Downey & Lenkov sets itself apart from other law firms by its continuous delivery of world class service to the firm’s clients over a wide spectrum of matters and changing complexities. The world class service is accomplished in the business and transactional practice by decades of business entity formation, development, transactional document formation, negotiation, drafting and execution. The firm’s library of completed contracts, case law, and business entity formation models provide a wealth of references for your business goals. The firm’s attorneys counsel clients in the development of projects, and hiring of the design team and construction professionals. The firm will advise and assist you in all phases of the construction process, starting with the planning and design of the development, the process of the construction, financing, zoning, environmental compliance, OSHA compliance, contract administration and insurance requirements.

In the construction litigation practice, the firm utilizes an Integrated Management System which provides a range of predictability so business managers can make informed decisions about their litigation. Once a business decision is made, then the strategy is executed and the results tracked and documented. The Integrated Management System is an on-going computer based data-driven decisional matrix capturing the economics of construction litigation. The goal of Integrated Management System is to return the litigation decisions to the client for integration into the client’s business objectives.

The trial attorneys at Bryce Downey & Lenkov, experienced in chancery proceedings, jury trials, arbitration hearings, and administrative determinations, bring decades of honed skills to the trial of your litigation matter. The firm’s trial attorneys excel at the ability to handle evidence at trial and present persuasive arguments to the fact finder.

The litigation practice includes the following areas, product liability, insurance coverage including environmental coverage, personal injury, property damage, real estate taxation, real estate brokerage, mechanics liens, bankruptcy, landowner-independent contractor disputes, annexation, condemnation, zoning, promissory estoppel, scope of work disputes, breach of contract, extra work claims, copyright infringement, trade secret theft, breach of restrictive covenant, building failures, architectural/engineering matters, employer representation, surety disputes and employer defense for all matters including workers’ compensation claims.

The firm represents developers, owners, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, material suppliers, controls manufacturers, facilities managers and trade contractors including structural steel, masonry, mechanical, electrical, paving, carpentry and drywall.

Even if the trial is successful, some litigants will decide to appeal the decision to court or to a court of appeals. The firm offers an industry leading appellate advocacy group. Team members possess years of high level of experience with appellate advocacy.

Geoff Bryce heads the construction practice group and has over twenty-five (25) years of experience in the construction industry.

Geoffrey A. Bryce

Juan M. Anderson
Storrs W. Downey
Joseph M. Eichberger
Jeanne M. Hoffmann
Margery Newman
Tina M. Paries
Brian A. Rosenblatt

Jennifer B. Cromheecke
James W. McConkey
Christopher M. Puckelwartz

Of Counsel:
Terrence E. Kiwala
Werner Sabo
Thomas Sarikas
James K. Zahn