• Represented the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority in nine cases against design firms seeking recovery for cost over-runs and defective design on the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (Big Dig).
  • Represented Massachusetts Turnpike Authority in various litigation and appeals arising from $200million in contractor delay and disruption claims and resulting arbitral awards, Central Artery/Tunnel Project (Big Dig).
  • Represented Massachusetts Turnpike Authority in suit brought by frustrated bidder that had sought a contract for the design, installation and maintenance of the cellular telephone system for the I-90/I-93 Tunnel.
  • Represented a city housing authority in the litigation and appeal of claims arising from environmental contamination of a housing project during demolition phase of a major renovation.

Firm Highlights



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...


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...


39 Verrill Attorneys Named 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


Verrill Welcomes Michael B. Donahue to the Firm’s Construction Group


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...


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...


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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