Construction is a constantly changing industry with new regulations and leading trends, such as environmental impact and sustainable development concerns, that impact our clients throughout the construction process.  Cipriani & Werner attorneys have distinguished backgrounds in design, construction and project management and years of experience representing industry clients.  Remaining apprised of the latest developments and best practices in construction law, our construction attorneys effectively and efficiently guide clients through the legal issues at every stage of the project.

Cipriani & Werner’s Construction practice group has built long-term relationships with top construction industry firms across the region.  Our valued clients range from small entrepreneurial designers and contractors to nationally ranked firms.  We partner with and assist owners, program managers, architects, engineers, construction managers, subcontractors and suppliers in every phase of the construction process, including planning and design, construction and insurance coverage needs.

Mirroring the complexities of construction law, our practice is diverse and multifaceted, and includes the following key components:

  • Risk management
  • Contract preparation and review
  • Insurance coverage
  • Surety bonds
  • Procurement and bid disputes
  • Mechanics’ liens – prompt payment claims
  • Construction defect – design defect – unforeseen conditions
  • Schedule delay – disruption – acceleration claims
  • Dispute resolution

In today’s challenging construction market, disputes are at times inevitable.  When they occur, contractors need experienced advocates who can resolve them quickly and effectively.  Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and have litigated construction disputes in federal and state courts and courts of claims throughout our region, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Maryland.

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Gerard J. Cipriani

Founding Partner and Of Counsel at Pittsburgh, PA