Alternative Dispute Resolution for Construction Industry

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Dickinson Wright attorneys represent clients involved in all facets of the construction industry in the arena of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). We have extensive experience in exploring opportunities to resolve disputes without the delay, expense and uncertainty of trial. Our attorneys handle all aspects of the arbitration process, including the preparation of submission agreements. We also represent clients in informal negotiation and mediation which can be prudent and economical mechanisms for quickly and cost effectively resolving disputes.

ADR often averts a potentially contentious and costly trial and provides a more private forum and faster timeline to resolve disputes. If settlement is not attainable, we are experienced and ready to pursue an out-of-court solution through a number of alternative dispute resolution procedures that may fit the bill.

Many of our attorneys routinely serve as mediators and arbitrators and know how to handle ADR at all levels. A number of our attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers in America for their ADR work.

Representative Experience:

In addition to members of the Firm frequently acting as neutral arbitrators and mediators for various ADR organizations and in other private ADR processes, several members have taught both locally and regionally at construction law seminars, and have published numerous articles on construction related topics, including ADR and all aspects of construction claims. One of our construction team members has been selected by Best Lawyers as the Arbitrator of the Year in the State of Arizona.

Negotiation of closeout disputes for the owner on a $40 million healthcare project in the Northeast. The disputes involved electrical engineering and installation issues among others. The disputes were resolved favorably for the client without having to engage in litigation.

Preparation and drafting of alternative dispute resolution provision for the national contract template of a national homebuilder.

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