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Recognized in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.


Verrill Dana's Construction Group is an experienced and aggressive team of lawyers committed to providing effective and efficient advice to the various participants in the construction process including contractors, sureties, owners, and design professionals. The Group's construction practice is both regional and national in scope.

The Group's construction lawyers have experience in all phases of construction law:

  • organization and structuring of project delivery;
  • procurement and bid protests;
  • contract negotiation and drafting;
  • claims management including differing site conditions, delay, disruption and productivity claims;
  • construction defects caused by design errors and omissions, construction means and methods, and product failures;  
  • mechanic's liens;
  • surety claims;
  • labor relations, employment and project labor agreements.

When claims and disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, the Group has an impressive track of achieving victories for its client in mediation, arbitration, and jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts.

The Group's construction lawyers are recognized as leaders in the field of construction law. Its members are regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America┬ę, among other legal industry honors. Group members are commonly asked to speak before construction industry professional and trade organizations on a variety of construction law-related topics and issues.

Representative clients include:

  • Bowdoin College  
  • City of Portsmouth, NH
  • Great Falls Construction
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Hardypond Construction
  • KGI Properties, LLC
  • Landry/French Construction
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mechanical Services, Inc.
  • Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, LLC
  • Penobscot River Restoration Trust
  • Sargent Corporation
  • Simon Property Group, Inc.
  • Summit Utilities


  • Partner
    T: (207) 253-4610