Massachusetts Municipal Construction Law Counsel
Attorneys at Louison, Costello, Condon & Pfaff, LLP in Boston act as special counsel to municipal officers, boards, commissions and committees on matters involving construction law. In addition to public officers and entities, our attorneys represent public owners, construction management firms and contractors, assisting them in negotiations with municipalities for construction contracts.
Our firm currently provides several municipalities with legal counsel in respect to all aspects of major school and other capital construction projects. Members of our construction law practice are familiar with relevant provisions of Massachusetts general law related to public construction and Massachusetts School Building Authority (SBA) reimbursement. Our lawyers regularly appear before the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, local planning boards, zoning boards of appeal and conservation commissions. Issues we handle include the following:
- Contract document preparation, negotiation and review
- Contract administration
- Construction claims
- Construction litigation
- Public bids, public bid disputes
- Change orders
- Arbitration and mediation
- Defense of claims of property damage and deprivation of property rights
- Condemnation or eminent domain proceedings
- Conveyance of interests in real property
It is our goal to provide knowledgeable, current and cost-efficient representation to municipal clients with respect to their specialized construction legal services needs. We work frequently with expert real estate appraisers, environmental consultants, architects and engineers to provide comprehensive expertise in related areas. Our firm serves as town counsel for the towns of Mashpee, Blackstone and Uxbridge, and is designated assistant town attorney for the town of Marblehead. In addition to serving cities, towns and counties as special counsel, our firm serves as special assistant attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
If you would like to speak with a member of the firm about representation in construction law or if you have any other question, please contact our Boston offices. Our lawyers serve communities throughout Massachusetts. We typically bill municipal counsel services on an hourly fee basis, but will discuss alternative arrangements, including a flat-rate/retainer agreement or a split-fee/retainer agreement.