Representative Services

Litigation • Arbitration • Mediation • Transactional

Gavin McGee's legal practice is focused exclusively in the area of construction law including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and transactional matters involving contractors, subcontractors, sureties and owners.

Representative cases include construction contract disputes and related claims involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, construction defects, design defects, structural failures, lien and bond claims, trust fund violations, mold claims, product liability and government contract claims.

Representative transactional work includes drafting and negotiating construction contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, construction management and architect / engineering design agreements.


Risk Management
Avoiding legal trouble on a project begins by addressing potential problems before they occur, through drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and all manner of legal form documents for the construction industry. When conflicts do arise, the prompt and effective use of correspondence and documentation will either resolve the problem at that level, or improve your chances of success in any subsequent legal action.
Dispute Resolution
Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation representing contracting parties and related entities, as well as offering mediation services, in construction disputes most commonly relating to claims of Breach of Contract, Construction Defects, and Lien and Bond actions.
Field/Management Training
Seminars presented through third-party providers, and in-house for construction professionals at all levels. Customized lecture series on construction law issues including contract documents, project documentation, lien and bond claims, common legal mistakes, legislative updates, mock trials, and others.
Initial Decision Maker "IDM"
In the 2007 version of the AIA A201 “General Conditions for the Contract,” the American Institute of Architects responded to a long standing concern in the industry relating to the potential lack of impartiality by the project architect in making the initial determination of claims and disputes between contractors and owners. The 2007 A201 allows the contractor and owner to designate an independent third party as the Initial Decision Maker, or "IDM," to perform this function instead of the project architect. Mr. McGee’s education and practical experience in construction management, along with his construction law practice representing owners and contractors alike, makes him uniquely well qualified to serve in this role.

 

Client Experience

"Gavin's intimate knowledge of the construction industry derived from his construction management education and field project management experience place him in a unique position to better understand the details. That saves time which equates to saving money." 

-Contractor Client