Verrill's Construction Group is a dynamic, aggressive team committed to delivering timely, cost-effective results for owners, contractors, construction managers, sureties, subcontractors and design professionals in the design and construction industries. The group's construction practice is both regional and national in scope.

Our construction lawyers have experience in all phases of construction law including:

  • trials, arbitration and mediation
  • procurement strategy and project delivery
  • bid protests
  • contract negotiation and drafting
  • labor relations, employment and project labor agreements
  • risk assessment and management
  • insurance and indemnity
  • project management
  • claims avoidance and management including differing site conditions, delay, disruption, acceleration and productivity claims
  • construction defects related to design errors and omissions, construction means and methods, and product failures
  • mechanic's liens and Miller Act claims
  • surety bond claims

When claims and disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, the group has an impressive track record of achieving victories for its clients in mediation, arbitration, and jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts.

The group's construction lawyers are recognized as leaders in the field of construction law. Its members are regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, among other legal industry honors. Group members are commonly asked to speak before construction industry professional and trade organizations on a variety of construction law-related topics and issues.

Representative clients include:

  • Bowdoin College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, LLC
  • Landry/French Construction
  • Case Foundations
  • Sargent Corporation
  • Great Falls Construction
  • Ouellet Construction
  • Hardypond Construction
  • KGI Properties, LLC
  • Mechanical Services, Inc.
  • City of Portsmouth, NH
  • Summit Utilities
  • Sanofi/Genzyme
  • MCRT Northeast Construction

Firm Highlights

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Subcontractor Prevails on Wrongful Termination and Delay Claims Following 18 Day Arbitration

Our client was terminated as a mechanical subcontractor on a U.S. Navy project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine for alleged delays. Our client and its surety faced claims for costs of...

Publication/Podcast

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

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Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

News

'Painful' Big Dig Memories Steel Mass. for Infrastructure Influx

Verrill attorney Brian J. O'Rourke, Jr. was recently quoted in the Law360 article "'Painful' Big Dig Memories Steel Mass. for Infrastructure Influx," which focuses on Massachusetts' expected influx of federal infrastructure funds to upgrade...

Publication/Podcast

ABA Public Contract Law Section – Guide to State Procurement Maine Chapter; (Publication Pending)

Verrill attorney Robert Ruesch was recently featured in The American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section – Guide to State Procurement in which he authored the Maine chapter. Publication is pending.

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

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Representative Litigation Matters

Represented one of the nation's largest geotechnical subcontractors in claims against a major general contractor arising from construction of pier improvements at an East Coast naval facility Led defense trial team in a four-week...

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