CONSTRUCTION LAW2018-12-16T19:49:19-05:00

Construction Law

The attorneys of Riess LeMieux advise numerous construction industry clients, including owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and suppliers, on a wide variety of business and litigation matters. Day after day, Riess LeMieux’s Construction Law Group provides its construction-related clients with the innovative legal solutions they need to protect their interests and preserve their bottom line, including:

  • Project bidding and bid disputes
  • Contract negotiation, review, and counseling 
  • Claims and dispute resolution 
  • Project delivery methods
  • Risk management/best practices counseling and training
  • Public and private mechanics’ liens and payment disputes
  • Insurance counseling and claims
  • Surety bond counseling and claims
  • Mediation and arbitration (as advocates and neutrals)
  • Litigation and appellate work

Ongoing Business Services

As part of a full-service law firm, we regularly call upon the experience of the Firm’s other specialized practices, which provide support to our construction-industry clients, including:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration
  • Lending and Commercial Development
  • Real Estate and Finance
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Business/Corporate Planning and Advices
  • Personal and Succession Planning
  • Environmental Counseling

Connected to the Construction Industry

To stay current on issues affecting our construction clients, we are active members of local, regional and national construction trade and bar associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Construction Industry; Construction Litigation Subsection; Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
  • New Orleans Bar Association
    • Construction Law Committee
  • Louisiana Associated General Contractors
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana
  • Construction Financial Management Association 
  • Society of Construction Law North America

Contractor Education/Resources

We regularly present best practices and training seminars for construction clients and trade associations on topics ranging from risk management, claims avoidance, and project documentation to key contract issues, project delivery methods, and how to get paid. Each year hundreds of contractors attend our Contractor’s Law Series of seminars co-sponsored by leading construction trade associations.  Check out our News & Events page to see where Riess LeMieux will be presenting at upcoming events.

Recent News

Riess LeMieux Receives National Recognition in Construction Industry

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Construction Executive Magazine, one of the most respected publications in the construction industry, has selected the firm among The Top 50 Construction Law Firms in the nation. Competing with many older and larger firms from across the country, Riess LeMieux was ranked 40th after only a year of practice, making it the newest law firm in the inaugural report.

Riess LeMieux Welcomes Margaret Davis to the Firm

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Margaret N. Davis to the firm.  A graduate of Tulane University Law School, her experience includes securities, maritime, and commercial litigation.  During law school, Margaret served as Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and was a semifinalist on the Admiralty Moot Court team.  She also served as a judicial intern at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.  Margaret is also a legal writing instructor in business law at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business.

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