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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.

Bowdoin College including Roux Center for the Environment, Museum of Art, Watson Arena, and Coles Tower renovations, among other projects.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine:

Multiple new building and renovation projects

Landry/French Construction:

Multiple projects including design build projects for Colby College in downtown Waterville, and State of Maine. We have also assisted Landry/French on many construction management contracts throughout the State of Maine.

Thompson's Point:

We have represented the developers of Portland's Thompson's point on multiple projects including the renovations of Brick North, and Brick South.

The Jackson Laboratory:

We advised JAX on its $80 million Phase Two expansion of its state of the art vivarium project in Ellsworth, Maine.

Firm Highlights

News

Getting the Band Back Together: How a Surety Team Can Hit the Right Notes

Construction Exec published an article, "Getting the Band Back Together: How a Surety Team Can Hit the Right Notes," in its November edition, covering the effect COVID-19 has on surety bond producers. Attorney Rob...

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City of Portland Releases Guidelines and Procedures for All Construction Sites and Workers at all Public Works

On Monday, March 30, I participated in a video conference on construction activities and COVID-19 sponsored by the Portland Chamber of Commerce with various City of Portland officials and representatives of the developer/contractor community...

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ABA Forum on Construction Law’s COVID-19 Leadership Roundtable Webinar Series

On January 20, Engineering News-Record published an article, "Frank Giunta: Developed Free Webinars to Discuss Ramifications of COVID-19 on the Industry," discussing the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s COVID-19 Leadership Roundtable webinar series. Giunta...

Matter

Engineering Malpractice

We asserted claims on behalf of a large private institution related to defective design and installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in a high profile public building. The matter was settled favorably...

Matter

Client Recovers on Claim On Differing Site Conditions Claim Involving Subsurface Contaminated Soils

We successfully resolved a substantial claim for our client, a large, Maine based site contractor, stemming from differing site conditions encountered on an aviation facility owned by project federal government. The case stemmed from...

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Is the Coronavirus Pandemic a Force Majeure?

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Massachusetts COVID-19 Essential Services as they Relate to the Construction Industry

On March 23, 2020, Governor Baker issued “an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide ‘COVID-19 Essential Services’ to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the...

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Finding Teeth in Massachusetts' Prompt Payment Act

In Tocci v. IRIV Partners, LLC, Boston Harbor Industrial Development LLC and Hudson Insurance Co. (November 19, 2020, Sup. Ct. 19-405), the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment on a contractor’s breach of contract...

Matter

Breach of AIA Construction Contract and Waiver of Consequential Damages By Owner

Our client, a general contractor, and the project owner signed an American Institute of Architect A101 contract with accompanying A201 general conditions. The project included construction of a new office/retail building, and associated site...

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Defense of Breach of Contract, Negligent Construction and Breach of Duty of Workmanship Claims

We successfully defended a large mechanical contractor in connection with lawsuit stemming from the comprehensive failure of the hydronic piping system in a resort hotel's heating and cooling system. Through fact and expert witness...

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