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Alaska Construction Law Attorneys

Dillon & Findley, P.C., has extensive experience with construction law matters starting with contract negotiations to project completion.  We assist our clients with a broad range of construction issues throughout Alaska from Southeast Alaska to the North Slope. We understand the unique challenges the construction industry faces in Alaska, including the short construction seasons, remote locations, frozen ground, high seismic zones, and environmental issues, all of which require innovative approaches to construction and design.

Our firm has a proven record of resolving construction-related disputes without arbitration or having to file a lawsuit with the court. But if litigation is necessary, our trial attorneys are ready to handle the most complex cases, whether through  arbitration, state and federal court proceedings, or  before administrative agencies.  Given our long-term relationships in the industry, we are able to retain top-notch experts to defend and prosecute cases.  We have also developed efficient means and methods to analyze voluminous project files to minimize client costs.

We handle all types of construction-related disputes on behalf of owners, contractors, public utilities, engineers, architects and governmental entities, including disputes over contractual requirements and specifications, policy coverage and benefits, bid protests, change orders, differing site conditions, defective design and construction claims, equitable adjustment claims, delay and acceleration, terminations and unfair trade practice act claims.

Our construction lawyers have the skill and experience necessary to defend and prosecute complex cases, involving:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolutions
    • Arbitration
    • Dispute Review Boards (or other third party reviews)
    • Mediation
    • Structured negotiations
  • Contract law
    • Change Orders (Variations)
    • Construction claims
    • Construction liens
    • Extensions of time
    • Industry-standard construction contracts
    • Negotiating construction contracts
    • Negotiating a termination claim, whether for convenience or for default
  • Defective design or construction
  • Delays and acceleration
  • Employment Law
  • False Claims Act(s)
  • Insurances issues
    • Damage, liability
    • Indemnification
    • Surety Law (Payment and Performance Bonds)
  • Labor issues and strikes
  • Litigation
  • OSHA, and other federal agencies
  • Public construction
    • State and local government contracting procedures
  • Alaska Unfair Trade Practices Act claims

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