Contracts for the Construction Industry

Design-Build and Construction Management Alternatives


A smooth and profitable construction project is built upon a foundation of clear and realistic expectations by both parties in the initial terms of the contract. The law firm of Dunn & Black, P.S. brings more than 25 years of industry knowledge to help construction companies make sound front-end decisions to protect their interests.

Our firm advises design-build firms, general contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, and lenders in construction contract negotiation, drafting, and review. We provide sophisticated front-end analysis of risks, costs and timelines, insurance and bonding, and all terms and parameters. Our highly experienced construction law attorneys have worked with clients across the United States.

Putting Projects Together

Dunn & Black, P.S. advises and assists clients on the use and formation of a variety of alternative project delivery systems, such as design-build, construction manager at risk, guaranteed max, cost plus, or unit price construction. We work with contractors about ways to educate owners on the merits of these alternatives to the traditional lump sum contract.

Our firm provides meticulous document preparation and solid direction to clients for all aspects of negotiation, including:
  • Construction contract drafting and review
  • Bid documentation and review
  • Subcontracts and supply contracts
  • Design agreements
  • Teaming agreements, joint ventures, and public-private partnerships
  • Qualifying for and complying with MWBE and SBA programs
  • Evaluation of construction claims prior to, during, or after the project
  • Establishing performance and payment bonds
  • LEED
A Full Service Construction Law Firm

In addition to contract drafting, we frequently team as general counsel with business and tax partner firms to seamlessly provide comprehensive counsel in the formation of construction entities and development transactions. Our client focus, our personalized approach, and our decades of in-house experience have earned our lawyers recognition as some of the best in their field by numerous publications.

Arrange a consultation today to discuss how we can provide sophisticated contract drafting to position your construction project for success.


See our Representative Work page for examples of our contract drafting and negotiations experience.