CONSTRUCTION LAW2019-10-14T15:05:01-05:00

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

Proposed Legislation Due to COVID-19

The Louisiana Legislature has joined a number of other states—including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Ohio—in introducing legislation that would require business interruption insurance to retroactively cover business losses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What Contractors Should Know in a Coronavirus World

The rapid spread of COVID-19 raises questions as to how construction contracts may be interpreted in light of the spread of a global pandemic and subsequent government shutdowns.  This article provides an overview of the key provisions that owners and contractors should review in their contracts, including force majeure, suspension, termination, and emergency clauses, as well as the application of government regulations on federal projects.

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