Contract Negotiation and Procurement

Laurie & Brennan is widely recognized as one of the top construction contract practices in the United States. Whether the project is design-bid-build, design-build, fast-track, or something in between, at L&B, we counsel our clients on a variety of different delivery methods that are used on construction projects today.

One Step Ahead

At the beginning of a deal, most project participants do not want to focus on the problems that could later arise. That is where we come in. It is through careful contract negotiation that we aim to position each project for a successful outcome through smooth contract administration. We ensure that our clients are in the best position possible to mitigate their risks and minimize their losses if the project does not go as planned.

The support we provide to the project procurement process does not end when the deal is signed. We often assist the project team in handling questions that arise in the field during the project relative to change orders, potential construction defaults, defective work, and delays. Our attorneys emphasize dispute and claim avoidance as they recognize that solving disputes early saves our clients time, money, and aggravation. We understand that our clients are focused on a goal of building their project on time, within budget, and to the requisite quality. L&B shares that same focus and assists its clients in achieving their project goals.

A Broad and Varied Perspective

We represent owners, contractors, and subcontractors alike as early as possible during project formation to understand the optimal allocation of risks and obtain the most favorable terms for our clients to support a successful project outcome.

In addition to our work in Illinois, our team has worked on contracts for projects around the country, from California to New York and many places in between. These projects have included but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Energy facilities
  • Data centers
  • Stadiums and arenas
  • Mixed-use medium/high-rise projects
  • Multi-family residential
  • Logistics operations
  • Life sciences
  • Office
  • Retail