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Miles & Stockbridge attorneys are well versed in counseling parties in the construction industry:  contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects/engineers, developers, and sureties.  We assist these parties by applying our extensive knowledge of construction, surety, private and government contract law regulations the local, state and federal levels.  Our attorneys combine detailed knowledge of the legal and business aspects of the construction and development process with a thorough understanding of the jurisdictional development requirements, market conditions in the greater mid-Atlantic region and practical realities faced by our clients. As a result, our lawyers tailor their advice to the needs of our construction and developer clients, helping them at all stages of the development process.

Some of our valuable construction and development experience includes assisting clients with the following types of projects:  

  • Bridges
  • Correctional facilities
  • Convention centers
  • Courthouses
  • Post offices
  • Power plants
  • Cement plants
  • Parking garages
  • Hospitality industry projects
  • Stadiums
  • Police and fire stations
  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Oil/gas refineries
  • Mass transportation, highways, and airports
  • Hospitals and research laboratories
  • Golf courses and swimming pools
  • Recreation and entertainment centers
  • Retail complexes and department stores
  • Multi-family housing developments
  • Commercial and government office buildings
  • Manufacturing, food processing, and waste treatment facilities
  • Commercial distribution warehouses
  • Fiber optic and underground utility networks


When disputes cannot be avoided, the experienced litigation attorneys in Miles & Stockbridge’s Construction and Development practice groups stand ready to assist our clients with resolving their disputes. If an amicable resolution cannot be reached through formal and informal negotiations and mediation, attorneys specifically experienced in litigating and arbitrating disputes in the construction and development industry are ready to assist our clients. Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended construction claims and disputes through arbitrations and in state and federal courts in jurisdictions throughout the country. Our Construction and Development litigation attorneys have extensive experience in a wide range of disputes including, but not limited, to:

  • Prompt payment and conditional payment
  • Contract disputes
  • Construction, design, and latent defects
  • Requests for equitable adjustments
  • Extra work/scope of work disputes