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 matters and litigation. 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.
We regularly practice in state and federal courts across the Southeast, before state and federal agencies and administrative boards, governmental licensing boards, arbitration and in mediation sessions. Given the inextricable nature of construction law and employment law, our clients benefit from our decades of experience in strategically and successfully handling employment issues that commonly arise in the construction industry. We have experience ensuring client compliance with state and federal immigration laws, responding to government subpoenas and project site raids to defeating union organizing campaigns and addressing OSHA inspections.
We prepare developers during the planning phase of any project and provided counsel during the genesis of a project to its completion, including working with officials on land use and zoning issues. We have represented developers in a variety of projects ranging from mixed use communities, residential subdivisions, large private student housing developments and multi-family communities to industrial parks, schools, quarries and shopping centers.
Members of the construction industry are frequently confronted with environmental issues before, during and after a construction project. From brownfield redevelopment, to wetland and coastal development permits, threatened and endangered species issues and cultural and historical resources, we can assemble a team to help effectively manage any project.
Additionally, Balch attorneys regularly handle insurance coverage analysis and litigation arising from construction defect claims. We have significant depth of experience in litigation coverage disputes involving business risk exclusions found in standard liability policies, additional insured coverage and contractual indemnity provisions in state and federal courts.