Forty years ago this month, six (6) attorneys led by Bob Watt and Jack Tieder formed a boutique law firm specializing in public and private construction and surety law issues.  In the subsequent 40 years, the law firm grew significantly, opening offices in California, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami along with its main office […]

Best Lawyers in America ®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Watt Tieder managing partner, Larry Baker, as “Lawyer of the Year” in arbitration.  Only a single lawyer in specialty in each market is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. […]

Events 2017

December 20, 2017

Watt Tieder Events 2017 Watt Tieder and our affiliates are already planning new programs and events for the coming year.   Visit our website often to see where our attorneys will be and plan to join us at these upcoming events.

The Watt Tieder Fall Newsletter is now available. Take a look at a wide variety of articles and news from the firm and the industry covering subjects such as hot-tubbing and other ADR remedies as well as 2017 revisions to the AIA General Conditions. Download the Watt Tieder 2017 Fall Newsletter Watt Tieder Newsletter Overview Hot-Tubs And […]

The International Bar Association (IBA) held their annual conference in Sydney, Australia on October 8 – 13, 2017.   The International Construction Projects Committee hosted several panel discussions.  “Projects Under Pressure” analyzed the civil and common law approaches and remedies available when a project is beset by challenges, including insurmountable challenges.  Senior Partner Shelly Ewald’s presentation and […]

Author, Author!

October 25, 2017

Senior Partner Shelly L. Ewald and Associate Julia M. Fox authored the article “Introduction of Construction Scheduling Expert Testimony:  An Overview of the Current Standards in Federal and State Courts and Administrative Boards” in The Construction Lawyer, Fall 2017 (published by the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry ).

Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P. presented a two-day seminar to construction industry professionals, including professionals from major international construction companies, on June 19-20, 2017 in Seoul, Korea. Edward J. Parrott, Mark Rosencrantz, and Christine J. Lee spoke on general principles of construction law and contracting in the United States on Day 1 and advanced […]

The Watt Tieder Summer Newsletter is now available. Take a look at a wide variety of articles and news from the firm and the industry covering subjects such as contractors’ rights to delay damages and government-wide contracting trends. Download the Watt Tieder 2017 Summer Newsletter Watt Tieder Newsletter Overview Reflections On The False Claims Act […]