Jenner & Block

Real Estate and Construction Litigation

We combine extensive litigation experience and a thorough knowledge of the construction and real estate industries to help clients resolve complex problems and develop cost-effective solutions.

For decades, our attorneys have represented members of the real estate industry in some of the most complicated and significant real estate-related litigation across the country.  We work with developers, contractors, brokers, investors, REITs, real estate service companies and other industry participants to resolve business disputes related to nearly every aspect of the real estate industry, from failed or disrupted deals to matters testing the limits of the state’s authority in eminent domain actions.

We advise a wide variety of construction industry clients – including general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, engineers, developers, owners, lenders and suppliers – on business and litigation matters.  For example, these matters include payment disputes and all types of complex matters involving substantial defects in major commercial and industrial structures.  Although we are experienced trial lawyers, we emphasize and are highly experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Our lawyers also provide ongoing advice to clients on numerous non-litigation and litigation avoidance aspects of construction law and the construction business, including contract bidding, drafting and negotiation; performance under contracts; and private and public project mechanics lien and bonding matters.

We have experience in regulatory and administrative reviews on behalf of construction industry clients for example in proceedings before OSHA, EPA, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and in construction-related grand jury investigations and criminal proceedings, such as alleged government contract fraud or bid-rigging.

Our practice regularly utilizes the experience of the Firm’s other specialized practices to ensure we provide the highest quality service to meet our clients’ needs including, for example, in the areas of government contracts, environmental, insurance coverage, labor and employment, personal injury, bankruptcy, white collar crime and tax law.