Practices

Construction

Chambliss construction lawyers provide counsel in all aspects of construction law and litigation for a variety of clients, including owners, lenders, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, and sureties. With professional backgrounds in architecture, city planning, and engineering, our lawyers understand and are able to provide expertise in construction matters.

Chambliss’ services include:

Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Chambliss negotiates and drafts construction agreements, including agreements based on documents from the American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors, Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee, and federal and state governmental entities. These agreements relate to large, complex commercial projects, as well as smaller developments, including sports stadiums, industrial and manufacturing plants, health care facilities, commercial developments, public projects, and residential developments.

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chambliss lawyers have litigation experience in state and federal courts, both at trial and on appeal. The firm also handles mediation and arbitration in various forums, including the American Arbitration Association and private dispute resolution services. Issues addressed and resolved include payment disputes, acceleration and delay claims, construction/design defects, materials failures, labor disputes, terminations, bid issues, and other construction issues.

Liens, Bonds, and Other Payment Remedies
Chambliss regularly provides services with respect to all aspects of mechanics' and materialmen's liens. Matters include preparing and filing lien notices, prosecuting lien enforcement actions, making and defending Prompt Pay Act claims and claims under state trust fund statutes, protecting owners from lien filings by bonds or other methods, and asserting or defending claims on payment and performance bonds, including Miller Act bonds.

The firm is actively involved in industry associations, such as the Associated General Contractors, American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, and the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel. Chambliss lawyers routinely present seminars on a range of topics, including construction contracts, liens payment remedies, and alternative dispute resolution. Additionally, the firm’s lawyers have consulted on other topics, including LEED standards, sustainable design and construction, Consensus DOCS, and building information modeling (BIM).