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Foster Garvey Construction attorneys represent clients across virtually all aspects of the built environment industry, including public and private owners and developers, general contractors and subcontractors, engineering and architecture firms, building owners and other related professionals. We are committed to helping grow the Pacific Northwest region responsibly. Our clients include developers of commercial and mixed-use projects, single-family construction, civic and public facilities, school districts, health care agencies, retail and sports stadiums.

We represent clients in all phases of a construction project, from the drafting and negotiation of contracts to mitigating issues that may arise during construction. Foster Garvey Construction attorneys are well-versed in litigation and dispute resolution should the need arise, including labor and material liens, insurance coverage, constructability issues and construction defects. The firm’s Construction team is also knowledgeable in insurance law and can consult with our Insurance Coverage attorneys to obtain maximum recovery or protection for our clients.

Construction Contracting
We represent clients in identifying the needs and risks of each construction project and draft, risk manage and negotiate contracts including:

    • Design-Build contracts
    • GC/CM contracts
    • Joint venture agreements
    • Preconstruction agreements
    • Design contracts
    • Prime construction contracts
    • Subcontracts
    • Teaming agreements
    • Tenant improvement contracts

Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Our attorneys have a long history of resolving construction and public bidding disputes, commercial and industrial construction defect cases, lien claims, contract and change order claims, and warranty claims, including the prosecution and defense of all types of construction, design, product and other defect claims. We are committed to resolving disputes with alternative resolution methods including mediation, arbitration, mini-trials or other options, but are well experienced in representing clients in trial before a judge or jury when necessary.

Sustainable Building
We have substantial sustainable building experience in project design, negotiation and dispute resolution and our attorneys thoroughly understand and educate clients on the numerous sustainable building rating agencies and systems currently in use across the United States, including LEED certification. We have extensive experience representing public clients in meeting the requirements of the 2000 City of Seattle sustainable building regulations and Washington state’s high-performance public buildings law.

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