Ralls Gruber & Niece attorneys have extensive experience with drafting and negotiating all forms of construction agreements. Their experience includes both industry form contract documents (AIA, AGC, and Consensus Docs) and manuscript contracts for most every type of construction project. RGN attorneys have drafted and negotiated contracts for each contractual relationship on a construction project (Owner-Contractor; Owner-Consultant; Owner-Design Professional; and Contractor-Subcontractor) and each commonly used delivery method (Design-Bid-Build; Design-Build; Engineer, Procure, and Construct; and Construction Manager at Risk) and cost structure (Fixed-Price; Cost-Plus; and Cost-Plus with a Guaranteed Maximum Price). Because our attorneys have also litigated each of the above contract forms, they bring a unique experience to drafting and negotiation and key knowledge of what is material to enforcing their clients' rights throughout a project life cycle, protecting their client's financial position, and making sure the contract language complies with applicable jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.

Representative Matters

  • Drafted and negotiated EPC contract for an offshore media manufacturing facility.
  • Represented general contractor in negotiation of lease and leaseback for public school construction.
  • Represented general contractor in negotiation of contract for large commercial projects.
  • Represented owner in drafting of manuscript contract new patient care facility.
  • Drafted and negotiated contracts for the design, construction and management of hospitals and medical buildings.
  • Negotiated contract for international underwater telecommunications system.
  • Negotiated contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of a solar facility.
  • Represented municipal utility in contract drafting and negotiation and resolution of bid protests and contractor claims on new combined-cycle electric power plant.
  • Represented public owner in multi-prime, agency construction manager project delivery system for major hospital expansion.

Contract Negotiation