Industries & Practices

Construction

Construction defect representation

Successfully represented an Ohio contractor in a lawsuit involving construction-related roof claims related to a federal courthouse.

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$2.5 million jury verdict for Ohio municipality

Obtained a $2.5 million jury verdict for an Ohio municipality in a construction-related lawsuit after a two-week jury trial. Attorney fees were also recovered.  

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Waste to Energy

Represented county in negotiations to design and construct large energy recovery retrofit and improvements to existing wastewater treatment plants. 

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Utility Damage

Representing one of the largest U.S. engineering firms against claims arising out of damages to fiber optic cable during construction of highway interchange. 

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Hotel Construction

Represented general contractor in a dispute with subcontractor over claims of defective and non-conforming work. 

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International manufacturer facility in central Ohio (construction counsel)

Retained by an Italian-based company to serve as construction counsel for a 1.4 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in central Ohio. The project included a combination of fast track, construction manager at risk, and design/build delivery.

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Construction procurement training

Present internal client training to key organization representatives, project managers and in-house counsel relating to construction bidding and procurement laws and best practices. 

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Long-term care certificate of occupancy issue

On behalf of a large long-term care client, kept a multi-phased renovation project involving long-term care and assisted living beds on schedule, solving a complex certificate of occupancy issue for an older nursing home facility.

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Phased renovation and expansion healthcare projects

Assisted private and public health care systems in negotiating and preparing design professional and construction manager at risk agreements for phased renovation and expansion projects with budgets ranging from $1 million to $15 million.

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OFCC K-12 Project on State University Campus

Served as counsel for a recently consolidated school district for a $42 million K-12 OFCC (state) co-funded project on the campus of a state university, with the local share bonds sold to the USDA. 

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International manufacturer facility in central Ohio

Retained by an Italian-based company to provide all legal services in the construction and development of a 1.4 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in central Ohio. One of the main aspects of the site selection involved the environmental conditions of the site and environmental permitting issues in the project’s development. In this engagement, the firm assisted with various real estate, environmental and tax matters, including the negotiation of a variety of easements. The PUCO has approved energy efficiency rebates for the company’s combined heat and power systems which will result in significant cost savings and operational benefits.

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Task order construction manager at risk agreement

Prepared the requests for qualifications, requests for proposals and specialized contract documents for task order construction manager at risk arrangements for public and private entities including hospital systems and library systems.

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