Alabama Construction News highlights Balch & Bingham’s Century-Long Commitment to Alabama’s Construction Industry
Balch & Bingham is honored to be recognized for its dedication to serving Alabama’s construction industry in a feature article published in Alabama Construction News Winter 2023 edition titled, “Balch & Bingham: A Century-Long Commitment to Alabama’s Construction Industry.” The quarterly magazine is published by Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama.
Managing Partner Stan Blanton and partners Chuck Burkhart, Conrad Anderson and Joe Leavens discussed the firm’s commitment to supporting and advancing the state’s construction industry. They reflected on the firm’s longstanding partnerships with key leaders in the industry dating back decades.
“We take great pride in the client base we’ve built over the last 100 years through our dedicated team of attorneys leading our construction practice,” Managing Partner Stan Blanton was quoted as saying. “Alabama’s construction industry plays such an integral role to the growth of the firm, but, more importantly, it plays an even larger role in growing the communities in which we work and live.”
Chuck described the firm’s Construction Practice as an early and consistent catalyst for the growth of the firm.
“More importantly, it has been intertwined in Alabama’s construction industry since the 1940s when we helped launch Harbert Construction, which still has a dedicated presence in Birmingham today,” he was quoted as saying.
Following World War II, the firm’s partnership with Harbert focused on growing the local Birmingham economy as the country recovered from the War.
In the 1960’s, Balch helped to form Brasfield & Gorrie, resulting in a decades-long relationship, an example of the firm’s focus on collaborating closely with clients from a project’s inception to completion.
“Because of our deep bench of talented attorneys and rich history, we had an opportunity to grow our construction practice in new and innovative ways by developing a partnership with Capstone Collegiate Communities (“C3”) and its vertically integrated general contractor affiliate, CBI Construction Services,” Chuck was quoted as saying.
In its representation of C3, an innovator focused on modern student housing development, construction and property management, Balch has negotiated over $2.1 billion in agreements with third-party contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers as C3 expanded its model from private student housing to a revolutionary housing model where young professionals and retirees coexist and thrive in a cottage-style single community.
As part of perhaps the most important infrastructure investment projects currently underway in the U.S., Balch serves as project counsel for the construction of two new nuclear reactor units at Vogtle Nuclear Plant in Georgia. The project employed more than 7,000 men and women. When the nuclear reactor units are online, they will power more than one million Georgia homes and businesses and serve as the first new nuclear units built in the United States in more than three decades.
With ongoing momentum within the industry and construction remaining a leading contributor to the U.S. economy, Balch maintains a team of attorneys who have experience representing a broad range of transactional, compliance and litigation matters. For clients throughout the industry, including owners, developers, governmental entities, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers, Balch attorneys are a critical resource recognized for their efficient approach to providing clients with practical advice during all phases of any construction project, from inception and financing to post-completion litigation and trial.
Alabama Construction News covers local and national issues in the construction industry with a readership of more than 20,000 professionals.