BackConstruction & Surety Law

The lawyers of the Construction & Surety Law Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP employ their legal experience to address the legal needs of our construction industry clients, from contract drafting/review and pre-construction advice, through construction, project close-out, and any claims and/or litigation that may result. Our attorneys are committed to finding cost-effective legal solutions for our clients before, during, and after the completion of the project. Our litigators have arbitrated and mediated hundreds of disputes and tried and handled appeals of construction and surety cases in federal and state courts.

Nelson Mullins is a multi-discipline law firm. As such, our lawyers offer experience over a spectrum of practice areas, including government relations, government contracting, corporate, finance, insurance, environmental, products liability, and bankruptcy law. Our construction attorneys include individuals with experience in project management and as registered architects and engineers. We have the experience and resources to provide our clients with a single source to address virtually all of their legal needs.

Our Surety experience includes litigation and dispute resolution of claims involving construction bonds, commercial bonds, and indemnity.

Our Clientele

The lawyers of the Construction & Surety Law Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP represent entities involved in various aspects of the construction industry, including:

  • Sureties & Insurers
  • General Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Vendors & Suppliers
  • Public Owners
  • Developers & Private Owners
  • Specialty Contractors
  • Design Professionals
  • Construction Administration Professionals

Our Services

The lawyers of the Construction & Surety Law Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP offer their construction industry clients an array of legal experience and services, including:

  • Transactional
    • Business Organization & Operations
    • Contracts: Drafting, Interpretation and Negotiation
    • Bidding
    • Insurance & Coverage
    • Bonds & Related Surety Documents: Drafting, Interpretation, Negotiation and Enforcement
    • Endemnification & Indemnity Agreements: Drafting, Interpretation, Negotiation and Enforcement
    • State & Federal Government Contracting
    • Government Relations
    • Procurement
  • Pre-Construction Risk Evaluation
    • Risk Evaluation & Allocation
    • Contracts: Drafting, Interpretation and Negotiation
    • Public Bidding Requirements
    • Design Build Projects
    • Public Private Partnerships
    • Insurance Requirements
    • Bonding Requirements
    • Licensing Requirements
    • Environmental
  • Claims & Investigations
    • Breach of Contract
    • Payment, Performance, Indemnity and Lien Bonds
    • Miller Act & Little Miller Acts
    • Mechanic's Liens
    • Differing Site Conditions, Statutory Claims & Requests for Equitable Adjustment
    • Construction Defects
    • Construction Equipment and Material Defects
    • Design Errors & Omissions
    • Delays, Hindrances, Impacts & Interference
    • Acceleration
    • Environmental
    • Hazardous Materials & Toxic Torts
    • Products Liability
    • Liquidated Damages
    • Supervision and Termination
    • Subrogation
    • Personal Injuries & Wrongful Death
    • Warranties & Guarantees
    • Products Liability
    • Insurance & Coverage
    • Labor
  • Dispute Resolution
    • Negotiations
    • Bid Protests
    • Mediation
    • Arbitration
    • Dispute Resolution Boards
    • Litigation
  • Indemnity
    • Contracts: Drafting, Interpretation and Negotiation
    • Claims & Demands
    • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • OSHA, State and Federal Compliance
  • Regulatory - Environmental

Our Experience

The lawyers of the Construction & Surety Law Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP routinely represent construction industry clients involved in:

  • Public & Commercial Buildings
  • Roads, Bridges & Tunnels
  • Water Distribution Systems & Treatment Facilities
  • Energy Facilities
  • Transportation & Garage Facilities

The lawyers of the Construction & Surety Law Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP also routinely represent surety clients in matters involving:

  • Bid Bonds
  • Payment Bonds
  • Performance Bonds
  • Indemnity Bonds
  • Lien Bonds
  • Fiduciary & Probate Bonds
  • Fidelity Bonds
  • Appeals Bonds
  • Common Law Bonds
  • Governmental & Statutory Bonds
  • Indemnity & Indemnity Agreements

The lawyers of the Construction & Surety Law Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP regularly assume leadership positions in national and state bar and trade associations and provide and publish presentations, seminars, and papers on various topics of importance to the construction and surety industries. These activities allow our lawyers to better serve and advise our clientele while also remaining current with, or helping to usher in, developments and trends in both the substantive law and the construction and surety industries in general. Consequently, the lawyers of the Construction & Surety Law Group are able to provide our clientele with a comprehensive level of services, legal and otherwise.