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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 Client Prevails in $50-Plus Million Bid Dispute at Louisiana Supreme Court

On December 10, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court made final a ruling in favor of a firm client for the award of the Convention Center Linear Park Project estimated at $50 million.  In May 2018, the firm successfully secured the award of the public project after defeating a legal challenge by an unsuccessful bidder at trial. The firm prevailed on both rounds of appeal, concluding with the Supreme Court’s denial of the losing bidder’s supervisory writ application.

I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations Webinar

Over 50 people attended the joint webinar hosted by Riess LeMieux and Walter P. Moore on January 7, 2020.  Titled "I'm Picking Up Good Vibrations", the members of the panel illustrated the risks and damages caused by construction vibrations.  We are including information on the webinar on the new Insights page of our website.  For those interested in the materials please fill out the form and we will get back to you.  If you would like to view our other presentations or publications, you can click here.

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