Ned is considered an expert at construction contract dispute avoidance and resolution. He has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Construction Litigation for 2016 through 2022. His clients have come to appreciate his “hands on” approach, as well as his understanding of the importance of cost benefit analysis at every stage of a dispute.
Ned’s contracts practice focuses on the resolution of complex contract disputes under federal procurement, state public works, and standard form AIA contracts. Ned represents owners, contractors, subcontractors and A/E firms building United States embassies, all types of military installations, power plants, highways, bridges, and all manner of commercial buildings worldwide. Ned’s most recent international experience includes successfully representing a Korean conglomerate building a U.S. military installation and a U.S. contractor building an embassy in Kazakhstan under design-build contracts. Over the last 15 years, Ned also has successfully defended numerous federal contractors against fraud and false claims allegations. Ned has negotiated, drafted, and litigated construction contracts of every type and level both locally and on a worldwide basis. Consistent with industry trends, Ned’s practice over the last 20 years has increasingly consisted of design-build and public private partnership (PPP) projects.
Ned has substantial education, experience and expertise litigating contract disputes at every available forum. Ned is a strong believer in fact based early resolution of disputes through mediation. He has found that obtaining and conveying decisional quality information allows parties to achieve the desired and correct result in much less time than conventional approaches. In construction litigation, legal fees are often related to the duration of the dispute. The longer it goes the more expensive it becomes. Ned prides himself on cost effective dispute resolution. He lectures frequently on topics vital to the construction industry.
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