Industries & Practices

Construction

School District Board of Education v. Village

Trial victory obtained in favor of a school district, allowing the construction of a multi-million dollar sports, storage and bus facility project to proceed. This dispute arose after the village revised its zoning code (which took effect in February 2021), during the district’s planning process for the new facility. Bricker attorneys established that the facility would have been permitted under the previous zoning code, the district has immunity from the village’s zoning code under the Brownfield Doctrine, and also brought to light the minimal impact that the overall project would have on the surrounding area.

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Private developer contracts

Prepared architect, contractor and design-builder agreements for private developer.

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Mechanic's liens statutory process and claims

Represented school district in administration of statutory process relating to mechanic’s liens and addressed mechanics’ lien claims and related law suits for multiple K-12 school projects.

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Correction of defective stone façade

Represented library in procuring an architect and contractor to repair a defective stone façade, which exhibited significant issues with water drainage and efflorescence.  Represented the library in contemporaneous litigation against the original architect and contractor. 

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Correction of masonry issues

Served as construction counsel to a school district for its new K-12 school building, constructed through the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. Masonry issues were identified in the completed building, and we assisted the district in determining its cause and developing a plan to correct the defect.

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$50 million school district capital improvement program

Assisted school district with procurement and construction issues related to a $50 million district-wide capital improvement program, which included construction of a new K-12 school building.  

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Defective flooring

Represented school district in warranty claims against vinyl flooring manufacturer.

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Slip repair

Assisted school district with procurement and construction of a large retaining wall related to a slope failure on a school campus.

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Architect fee dispute

Represented school district in fee dispute with architect of record for district-wide capital improvements project.

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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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