Construction & Design

Stewart Sokol & Larkin has developed one of the leading construction practices in the Pacific Northwest, with deep-rooted experience in all aspects of construction and design processes, the relationships that form in connection with those processes, and the disputes that arise from them.

The firm regularly advises private and public owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects and engineers on contract formation issues, contract disputes, design and construction defect issues, professional liability issues, and bond and lien claims. We have assisted our clients on a variety of major construction projects, including dams, jails, schools, highways, airports, hospitals, large corporate campuses, marine, industrial and other public and private works projects. Whether at the negotiation table or in the courtroom, the firm sets the standard for construction and design law.

We advise and represent our construction and design clients in the following areas, among others:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Project planning
  • Delay and impact claims
  • Contract terminations
  • Change orders
  • Backcharges
  • Bid disputes and award challenges
  • Construction and design defects
  • Warranty issues
  • Insurance issues
  • Lien claims
  • Bond claims, including Miller Act and Little Miller Act claims
  • Surety issues
  • Government contracts, including administrative claims
  • Design/Build issues
  • Architect/Engineer professional liability issues
  • Claim preparation
  • All aspects of litigation, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal