A construction attorney is a position for the architect at heart, for not only does a building need to be built out of physical materials, but it must be built conceptually out of contracts, bonds, sureties, liens, and all sorts of agreements with financial institutions. Entire teams of people must work together to make a building happen, and the city or jurisdiction where it is located must allow it. A construction lawyer is necessary to handle all these legal issues. Transactional law is key, but so is knowing everything that goes into making a building, including every level and layer of the process that gets teams together to work together, make contracts and organize their labor.
Here are a few sample construction attorney job descriptions:
Construction Litigation Associate
The candidate must have 3-5 years of experience handling construction contract claims, public and private, as opposed to construction defect work experience. Should have experience with arbitration and at least exposure to preparing a case for trial/arbitration including actually participating in an arbitration or trial. Must have knowledge and experience of mechanic's lien, law, stop notices, bid protests, public contract law, prompt payment law and payment and performance bonds. Should have knowledge and experience working on construction claims for contract extras, delay damages, impact damages, assessment of liquidated damages and substantive law surrounding these issues. Should have knowledge of alternate project delivery methods. Must have deposition experience both as to percipient witnesses and expert witnesses in the substantive areas of construction claims and law and motion experience involving substantive law and discovery issues. Should have experience putting together discovery plans and executing same. Must have excellent writing skills; motions, depositions, and letters regarding construction litigation issues. Should have ability to interface with the client and convey a level of professionalism and competence in terms of both the legal issues and the strategic practical issues in construction litigation.
The candidate must have 3-5 years of experience. Should have experience in transportation or other regulatory or administrative law. Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.
Construction Litigation Associate Attorney
The candidate should have 2-3 years of construction litigation experience. Must have courtroom and deposition experience, and be familiar with AIA forms and construction documents. Trial or arbitration experience is preferred . Must already be admitted in California.
Seeking Construction Litigation Attorney with 3-5 years construction litigation experience.
Seeking a Construction Associate or Counsel with 2+ years of experience in construction litigation or transactions. The work will involve the drafting and negotiation of construction-related contracts for large-scale energy, mining and infrastructure projects located around the world, typically valued from $200 million to in excess of $20 billion per project. Background in engineering, architecture or construction is strongly preferred. Should also have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.
Seeking an Associate or Counsel with construction and global transactions experience. Should have 2+ years of experience in construction litigation or transactions. Should also have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.