Representative Projects

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Airports  

Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
  • Provided legal contract administration through project close-out as project counsel to the General Contractor for construction of airport.
Atlanta Delta Air Cargo Terminal
  • Provided legal contract administration through project close-out as well as pre-contract review/modifications out.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)
  • Presently procurement counsel to MWAA for Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Dulles Toll Road.
Raleigh/Durham Airport
  • Represented subcontractor in connection with claims for extra work and defective workmanship on construction of new American Airlines terminal.
Richmond Byrd Airport
  • Provided legal contract administration through project close-out.
San Salvador Airport-Bahamas
  • Prepared request for equitable adjustment for contractor on the runway extension for the San Salvador Airport construction project.

 

Environmental  

Asbestos Removal
  • Represented bank in Florida and various private developers in preparation of contract and bid documents for asbestos abatement and removal and disposal requirements in demolition/renovation projects. Wrote, “Asbestos in Buildings,” Washington Building Congress Bulletin.
Decontamination
  • Served as mediator for resolution of dispute on Oak Ridge Federal cleanup.
Heavy Metal
  • Counseled client in contracting for excavation and disposal of contaminated soil taken from project site. Negotiated contract for removal with special emphasis on indemnity provisions.
Insurance Policy Coverage Dispute, Pollution Exclusion
  • Represented property owner in suit against insurance companies for a “duty to defend” and coverage requirements. An accidental puncture and leakage of an underground storage tank during construction of an office building involved subcontractor’s insurance policies with owner named as “additional insured.”
Mold
  • Counseled and defended hotel operators and homebuilders on the wave of personal injury and property damage claims arising from EFIS. Published numerous articles on mold for industry and legal publications.
PCB and Dioxins
  • Represented remediation contractor in mediation with owner resulting from a fire in an industrial plant.
Sick Buildings
  • Advised hospital owner on legal exposure and liabilities regarding mold in hospital and pursued contractors and insurers. Also, lectured to the Virginia Bar Association on “Sick Buildings” in 1992.
Subsurface Asbestos
  • Provided legal advice to and represented owner in arbitration involving excavation encountering naturally occurring subsurface asbestos and resulting work stoppage, remediation and various liability issues.
Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Legal counsel for owners and contractors on construction of waste water treatment facilities:
    • Alexandria, Virginia
    • Blue Plains, Washington, DC
    • Broward County, Florida
    • Miami-Dade, Florida
    • Patapsco-Baltimore, Maryland
    • Sacramento, California
    • Smapfinger-Atlanta, Georgia

 

Federal  

Central Intelligence Agency
  • Represented the building contractor on claims against the Agency on various projects.
Embassy Construction
  • Represented contractors for construction of Embassies and Chanceries of Russia, Kuwait, New Zealand, France and Italy. Represented the Government of Greece in Embassy construction.
  • Presently, representing US contractor constructing US Embassy in Mongolia and Indonesia.
Federal Reserve Board
  • Represented bid protestor on mechanical system construction for Chairman and Federal Reserve Board members.
Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Project
  • Represented the concrete and stone contractor on contract payment issues. Served as mediator for owner/curtainwall subcontractor dispute.
Smithsonian Institute
  • Represented the contractor on all construction aspects of the Smithsonian “attic”.
U.S Capitol
  • Represented the contractor for construction of the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. Defended $7 million subcontractor claim in a ten day arbitration (award rendered in 2011).

 

Hospitals  

Miami, Florida
  • Drafted contract and general conditions for major reconstruction and additions.
Roanoke, Virginia
  • Project construction counsel to owner for $60 million renovation and new construction. Follow-up work on design-build “Replication” of successful operating wing.
Christianburg, Virginia
  • Counsel to owner involved in contract formation, troubleshooting and closeout.
Washington, D.C.
  • Counsel to owner on new construction and renovations. Drafting of standard construction and architectural contracts for multiple projects.
Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Counsel to owner for new healthcare facility.
Rockville, Maryland
  • Advised owner on contract administration legal issues, project closeout issues, and issues involving defective services and construction. Represented owner in successful arbitration proceedings.
Miami, Florida
  • For general contractor, involved with pre-construction review, contract administration, legal issues and close-out.
Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Project construction counsel for $70 million replacement facility.
Augusta, Georgia
  • Defended claim by subcontractor against general contractor.

 

Hotels and Resorts  

Beaches Resort and Spa, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  • Counsel to the general contractor in recovery of $5.5 million plus legal fees in arbitration with owner (Zurich Insurance, Toronto, Canada).
Barbados Courtyard by Marriott, St. Michael, Barbados, West Indies
  • Represent Costa Rican owner of hotel defending contractor claims before Disputes Adjudication Board.
Barbados Hilton, St. Michael, Barbados, West Indies
  • Represented owner of new 380 room hotel in arbitration with contractor under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the Law of Barbados.
Colonnade Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Represented the contractor in successful arbitration with owner.
Dubliner Hotel, Washington, DC
  • Counsel to contractor on contract negotiation and performance issues.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
  • Represented developer of National Harbor (Washington, DC).
Grand Bay Hotel Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
  • Counsel to contractor on drafting and performance issues.
Grand Hotel, Washington, DC
  • Counsel to contractor on negotiations, performance, and close-out on construction.
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
  • Counsel to contractor on contract negotiations, contract performance, claims, and close-out.
Holiday Inn/Crowne Plaza
  • Counsel to owner (Home Plaza, Paris, France) on contract negotiations, construction, and contract dispute/close-out issues.
Host Hotels
  • Drafted standard form documents for nationwide use on construction related activities.
La Source Hotel and Spa, St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies
  • Provided expert witness testimony on AIA standard form documents for hotel owner in claim against contractor’s bonding company.
Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida
  • Represented owner in resolution of owner and contractor claim and closeout of the project.
Royal Palm Crowne Plaza
  • Represented owner on close-out and claims associated with 300+ room historic renovation hotel on South Beach in Miami, Florida.
Sandals Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas
  • Represented contractor in successful arbitration award against owner.
Sheraton Hotel, Santiago, Chile
  • Advised curtain wall subcontractor on renovation project in Lima.
Sheraton Orlando World Resort
  • Represented owner on construction defects and resulting damage claims versus general contractor.
The Doyle Collection
  • Represented the client in connection with renovation of three Washington, DC hotel properties.
Watergate Hotel
  • Represented the developer in the reconstruction of the Watergate in Washington, DC.

 

International  

Afghanistan
  • Represented U.S. contractor in arbitration with Indian subcontractor, on USAID 114 kilometer road in eastern province of Afghanistan.
Bahamas
  • Successful claims resolution for three Nassau-based general contractors.
Turks & Caicos Islands (B.W.I.)
  • Arbitrated case for the general contractor of Sandals Resort Hotel to successful $5 million arbitration award and through enforcement action in TCI. Case was heard before Privy Council in London and landmark decision rendered in favor of the firm’s client.
Barbados (W.I.)
  • Mediated settlement of $20 million dispute at eve of arbitration for government of Barbados on a 380 room hotel project.
Chile
  • Represented curtain wall contractor on rehab of hotel in Santiago.
Grenada (W.I.)
  • Expert trial witness on AIA standard form construction documents.
Indonesia
  • Representing US contractor on construction of embassy in Jakarta.
Iraq
  • Represented two electrical contractors in claims against U.S. Government (transmission lines and substations). Successful summary judgment decision at ASBCA.
Mongolia
  • Represent general contractor in upgrades to US Embassy project.
Puerto Rico
  • Selected as arbitrator for dispute regarding cellular tower installation in the Commonwealth.
Advice to British Contractor on Joint Ventures Agreement
  • Advised contractors in Eastern Europe and Middle East regarding use of Foreign Agents by U.S. companies operating abroad, implications under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and limitations on U.S. Government foreign assistance in instances of expropriation or violation of international law.
Embassy Construction
  • Represented contractors for negotiations, contract administration and resolution of Embassy and Chancery construction in Washington, D.C. involving the following countries:
    • France
    • Italy
    • Kuwait
    • New Zealand
    • USSR (Russia)
    • Represented the Government of Greece (Greek Public Real Estate Corporation) for construction of the Chancery in Washington, D.C.

 

Power and Utility  

Glatfelter Cogeneration Project
  • Provided advice to subcontractor during construction of a cogeneration project involving paper manufacturing process for private owner. Assisted in claim preparation and instituted litigation in dispute with design-build contractor.
Iraq Reconstruction
  • Represented contractor on successful claims resolution with the U.S. Government on construction of power transmission towers and lines in Haditha, Baiji and Al Qaim.
Omega II Joint Venture
  • Represented engineer in dispute / lawsuit with owner on West Virginia hydroelectric project.
Portland National Gas Transmission System
  • Contract drafting of Project Development Agreement for planning, designing, constructing, owning, and operating interstate natural gas pipeline system.
Stanton Energy Center
  • Provided ongoing counsel to the Orlando Utilities Commission in the successful negotiated resolution of approximately $30 million in construction claims at the Stanton Energy Center. The contract was a multiple prime with construction management and fast track design.
Fiber Optic
  • Represented general contractor for Washington, DC, Virginia, and Greater Baltimore in arbitration with trench and bore subcontractor.
Water
  • Represented pipeline contractor in successful jury trial in Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria) Federal Court.

 

Prisons  

Atlanta Jail
  • Project Counsel for the general contractor on all aspects of jail construction, including contract review, performance problems, claims, design problems with smoke evacuation and project close-out.
Baltimore County Detention Center
  • Represented electrical prime contractor on major delay and impact claims involving modular construction on a multi-prime project.
California Department of Corrections
  • Represented security and fire alarm systems Contractor on multimillion dollar delay, disruption and defective design claims against the State.
D.C. Jail
  • Represented security and fire alarm systems contractor on $300,000 delay, disruption and defective design claims against the District of Columbia. Claim was settled by negotiation.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Settled through ADR (mediation) $20 million claim with the Bureau for prison in North Carolina.

 

Transportation  

Afghanistan
  • Represented U.S. contractor in arbitration with Indian subcontractor, on USAID 114 kilometer road in eastern province of Afghanistan.
Dulles Toll Road, Virginia
  • Procurement counsel to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport
  • Project Counsel for the HOH Joint Venture, contractor for construction of terminal buildings, runways, concourses and rapid transit tunnels. Involved in litigation and arbitration of several million dollars of claims.
Everglades National Park/Shark Valley Road Project
  • Counsel to contractor for roadway project in Everglades National Park for appeal to the U.S. Department of Transportation Board of Contract Appeals on changed conditions and defective specifications claim and default termination. Case involved interpretation and application of provisions of Florida DOT “Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction” and “Standard Specifications for Construction of Roads and Bridges on Federal Highway Projects”.
Georgia DOT
  • Claims advice to landscape contractor involving beautification of state highway system.
Maryland DOT
  • Claims advice to contractor for expansion of state highway in Largo, Maryland; construction of major interstate highway expansion claim presentation and settlement.
Virginia DOT
  • Represented Owner in condemnation proceedings.
Atlanta MARTA
  • Represented general contractor in change orders and claims on MARTA Station construction (Lindbergh and North Avenue Stations).
Miami-Dade Metro Transit
  • Represented General Contractor for the construction of bridges, lines and stations between the Miami Airport and Coconut Grove on the Miami rapid transit system on five claims, including issues of delay, disruption and acceleration. Initiated lawsuit in the U.S. District Court on behalf of contractor. All claims were successfully settled. Stations included Vizcaya and Coconut Grove station. Lines included the Miami River Crossing.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rapid Transit System
  • Represented one of the joint venture general contractors for litigation in U.S. District Court affirming an arbitration award. Negotiated with U.S. Department of Transportation concerning guarantee obligations and claims handling.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Represented several contractors and subcontractors for construction of underground stations and tunnels for the Washington, D.C. subway system in the District, Virginia, and Maryland. Negotiated and litigated cases between contractors and the Transit Authority before the Engineering Board of Contract Appeals.
San Salvador Airport-Bahamas
  • Prepared request for equitable adjustment for contractor on the runway extension for the San Salvador Airport construction project.

 

International Organizations/Activities  

Arbitration
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA) list of arbitrators for international arbitration (ICDR).
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
International Monetary Fund
  • Project planning and contract drafting for IMF on headquarters construction.