Construction Litigation

Nida & Romyn, P.C. is a full service law firm for construction industry professionals. For decades, our attorneys have represented all participants in the public works construction and private building industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, engineers, project managers, program managers, owners, suppliers and other building professionals, and have done so across a full range of transactional and litigation matters.

Nida & Romyn, P.C. has been involved in litigated and resolving issues surrounding large scale, multiparty construction projects and smaller works and have broad experience in negotiating with and litigating against public agency owners at the federal, state and local levels. We have litigated disputes over claims in the hundreds of millions of dollars on some of the most high-profile projects, including subways, bridges and tunnels, airports, stadiums, convention centers, large road projects, prisons, casino and hotel projects, water treatment plants and hospitals, as well as smaller commercial and residential construction disputes.

 

Nida & Romyn, P.C. regularly represents clients in a wide variety of litigation arising out of construction projects, including mechanic’s lien disputes and stop notices, change order disputes, dispute resolution board matters, delay and disruption claims, extra work claims, cost and performance audits, litigation under the False Claims Act, Unfair Business Practices Act cases, design litigation, coverage disputes, license disputes, bid protests and other bid-related litigation and construction defect litigation. We have also represented clients in bidder responsibility hearings and debarment-related matters.

As part of our full service to construction industry clients, we also handle OSHA hearings, NLRB hearings, EEOC hearings and other administrative matters as needed.

In addition to litigation, our attorneys have experience in all manner of government contract transactional work, including construction contract review, counseling and negotiation, union contract negotiations, bid analysis and interpretation, compliance with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Buy America Act requirements, and negotiations with subcontractors and suppliers.

The firm’s attorneys are also experienced in a wide range of labor and employment matters arising in the construction industry, and we have provided advice on hiring and firing decisions, union negotiations, development of employment policies and employee manual development. We also handle all manner of employment and labor litigation, from administrative hearings before the NLRB and wage and hour matters to full scale employment litigation including cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, age and race discrimination and other disputes.

As a result of our focus on the construction industry, we routinely handle very larges cases with million of documents and significant data.  We are well equipment to engage in the management of complex construction cases before panels of the American Arbitration Association and before courts.

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CASE STUDY | CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION

$100M+ in claims for public works contractor

The attorneys at Nida & Romyn, P.C. successfully represented a major public works contractor in consolidated litigation involving over 30 separate lawsuits brought by the general contractor and its subcontractors concerning the costs of building two hospitals for the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

The cases involved the newly constructed 520-bed Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the main campus and the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The cases sought compensation for major owner-caused delays, design defects and additional costs of construction. The attorneys at Nida & Romyn effectively organized the 30 parties and their counsel through the complex litigation, framed the legal entitlements under the multiple contracts, pursued the matters through the litigation discovery process, prepared the matters for trial, and successfully resolved the two cases in separate mediations for over $100 million in favor of the contractors. These type of multi-party complex cases are the hallmark of the experience and type of cases that you find amongst the attorneys at Nida & Romyn, P.C.

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