Practice Areas - Construction Law

 The Firm’s Construction Law practice handles matters from bidding to financing to final payment to regulatory issues. We understand not just about the law but about the industry as well. Our attorneys have served on the Boards of construction trade associations and regularly speak on construction topics.

We help our clients with contract issues including drafting, renewing, and negotiating agreements. We also regularly handle disputes over breach of contract for non-payment, non-performance, delay damages, contract interpretation, defaults, terminations, and “pay if paid” clauses.

We also help clients with the bidding process, such as complying with and challenging bidding requirements such as Project Labor Agreements and Responsible Contractor Ordinances. We are also experienced in addressing surety and performance bond issues.

We assist our clients in navigating regulatory issues such as OSHA and state work-place safety laws, Prevailing Wage regulations, the Federal Miller Act, the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Prompt Payment Act, and the Pennsylvania Contractors and Subcontractors Payment Act, or “CASPA.” Our expertise also includes contractor licensing and debarment issues related to statutory compliance issues.

Clients also call on us to defend them against property damage claims and consumer protection law such as Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection laws.

We not only have board experience of the law but also advocating for our clients. We have taken a number of cases to trial in federal and state courts as well as in private arbitrations. These cases involved mass-transportation projects, libraries, energy plants, residential homes, and excavation. 


We serve a variety of clients from large engineering firms, utility-service firms, general contractors, specialty and subcontracting firms, construction trade associations, and owners and developers.


Representative Matters

  • Represented infrastructure engineering firm in trial based on delay damages for construction of public transportation project.
  • Represented general contractor and subcontractor regarding as-built renovation of restaurant and brewery.
  • Represented landscaping firm in dispute over substantial completion of park construction of public park.
  • Represented large utility services firm in delay damages dispute over construction of power generation facility.
  • Represented construction firm in OSHA dispute over safety violations.
  • Represented general contractor in private arbitration over delay damages in construction of public library.
  • Represented HVAC contractor in dispute of contract performance in construction of new church.




Walter H. Flamm, Jr.

Matthew A. Foley

David M. Steckel

Thomas P. Stevens