A better way.

We provide contractors and developers with the quality and expertise of a large firm paired with the efficiency and value of a boutique. 

"The depth and breadth of their team is very strong. They have a sophisticated litigation team that is able to handle complex [construction] matters."
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Founded with a vision.

Ralls Gruber & Niece was founded by partners at large international firms who were looking for a way to provide the same exceptional legal services with efficiency and value of a boutique. In just ten years, we have become one of the leading construction-law boutiques in the country. 


Ralls Gruber & Niece partners John Ralls, Sam Niece, Aaron Gruber, John Foust, and Kaveh Badiei were colleagues at Thelen Reid & Priest.


Ralls Gruber & Niece partner Rowan Mason joins Thelen.


Thelen, an 84-year-old firm with the top ranked construction practice in the US, dissolves. 


The Thelen construction practice, including the Ralls Gruber & Niece team, is acquired by the global litigation firm Howrey LLP.


Howrey LLP, a 50-year old firm with more than 500 attorneys, dissolves. 


John Ralls and Sam Niece found Ralls & Niece LLP. 


Aaron Gruber, John Foust, and Rowan Mason join Jones Day.


Aaron Gruber joins Ralls & Niece, which is renamed Ralls Gruber & Niece LLP


Kaveh Badiei joins Ralls Gruber & Niece from Rutan & Tucker. 


John Foust joins Ralls Gruber & Niece from Nixon Peabody. 


Rowan Mason joins Ralls Gruber & Niece from Jones Day. 

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