Experience – Party General Contractors Represent

General Contractor Representation

Represented general contractor on an airport construction project related to payment for work performed. Case included major delay issues based on mandated supplier-caused delays.

Represented general contractors at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

Represented general contractor on a school project related to payment of work performed. Case included alleged construction and design defects and the major soil issues that arise on Southeast Louisiana construction projects.

Represented general contractor in case alleging damages from installation of pipeline under Mississippi River.

Represented general contractor performing infrastructure work on two separate subdivision projects related to non-payment for work performed.  The cases included scope of work, change order, and design versus construction defect issues.

Represented general contractor related to nonpayment for work performed on a port authority project.  Case included the issue of whether the mandated equipment could actually be manufactured.

Represented several general contractors related to failure of a subcontractor to perform the work required under its subcontracts on several projects. Cases included issues related to the costs to complete the work not performed by the subcontractor.

Represented general contractor in dirt quantity dispute on Army Corps of Engineers large levee project.

Represented general contractor in claim against owner to recover termination damages where the owner asserted force majeure as its defense.

Represented commercial general contractor to recover delay, inefficiency, and defective work claims against dirt subcontractor.

Represented general contractor to recover damages caused by glass subcontractor, glass manufacturer, and glass supplier; and defended against payment bond claims by the glass subcontractor and glass supplier on a hospital project.

Represented general contractor to recover unpaid amounts for construction of a fire station.

Represented general contractor to recover delay damages and additional work costs from a public port authority on a shipyard project.

Represented general contractor to recover payments on public housing construction project.

Represented general contractor in a complex matter to recover payment, delay damages, and inefficiency damages against public school owner, architect, and geotechnical engineer on a public school project that also included defending against owner’s claims of liquidated damages and faulty work and multiple subcontractor claims for non-payment and inefficiency damages

Represented general contractor to recover damages arising from defective work of steel subcontractor on a public school project.

Represented general contractor to recover damages caused by defaulted drywall subcontractor on a public project.

Represented general contractor to recover unpaid contract funds on a large public park restoration project.

Represented diversified, international civil infrastructure general contractor in large-scale interstate highway project action against defaulting subcontractor and defaulting subcontractor’s performance bond surety for delays and defective work.

Represented general contractor in payment dispute against school district owner and architect of elementary school building. Case included payment for additional work performed by general contractor, and pass-through claims of its subcontractors, due to design problems in the school’s plans and specifications.

Represented general contractor asserting Louisiana Public Bid Law violations against port authority in rejecting low bidder.  Case included issues with electronic bidding procedures and required public entity to reject all bids and rebid project.

Represented general contractor asserting Louisiana Public Bid Law violations against Convention Center for improperly rejecting low bidder.

Represented general contractor asserting Louisiana Public Bid Law violations against local airport authority in not properly rejecting lowest numerical bidder.

Represented general contractor and general contractor’s sureties in action of subcontractor’s paint supplier under the Louisiana Private Works Act.

Represented general contractor in action to enforce lien and for damages on large, mixed-use, commercial/residential historic restoration project (retrofit of high-rise office building) and defended performance and payment bond sureties of general contractor on that project.

Represented general contractor for claims against port authority regarding adequacy of plans and specifications and impossibility of required work.

Represented general contractor in payment claim against airport authority and contractor’s insurer in cross-claim for damages.

Represented general contractor in successful defense to OSHA allegations.

Represented several contractors on levee projects related to the quality of the material being used on the levee and the payment for the material. The issues include the various methods of measuring the levee materials.

Represented a civil site contractor to recover payment owed on a public demolition project.

Represented contractor to recover payment from quasi-public entity on a post-Katrina demolition requirements contract.

Represented multiple contractors on various projects asserting and defending against Louisiana Public Bid Law bid protests on projects including landscaping projects, port authority projects, school projects, medical center projects and, airport projects, including projects involving Superdome and New Orleans Convention Center.

Represented demolition contractor against a former joint venture partner to defeat fraud claims and recover amounts owed to the demolition contractor on a federal levee project.

Recovered judgment amount for a demolition contractor by garnishing other projects being performed by judgment debtor.

Represented civil site contractor in product liability action to recover damages from a crane manufacturer and seller and to rescind the sale of the crane.

Represented a terminated demolition contractor to recover damages on a public housing demolition project.

Represented demolition contractor to recover unpaid amounts owed on an historical demolition project.

Represented contractor in multi-party action to recover amounts owed for constructing a port authority warehouse and to recover damages from project management company; defend against deficient work claims and recover indemnity from subcontractors.

Represented demolition contractor to recover unpaid contract amounts and additional work costs from public owner, developer, and prime contractor on a public housing redevelopment project following Hurricane Katrina.

Represented demolition contractor to recover additional amounts for unforeseen conditions on a public school demolition project.

Represented contractor to recover payment for additional work on a Louisiana National Guard project.

Represented contractor to pierce the corporate veil and recover damage award against defaulted subcontractor on a federal project.

Represented various contractors in proceedings at the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

Represented prime contractor’s effort to recover overpaid amounts to a partner related to the installation of post-Katrina FEMA trailers.

Represented prime contractor to recover delay and inefficiency damages from public owner on a bridge construction project.

Represented prime contractor to recover damages caused by a subcontractor on a large federal military base project.

Represented prime contractor on construction of natural gas compression station of payment and contract compliance issues.

Defended general contractor against payment claims by a crane operator on a commercial condominium project.

Defended general contractor against non-payment and additional work claims asserted by a flooring subcontractor on a mid-size mixed-use condominium project.

Defended general contractor against inefficiency and non-payment claims by an electrical subcontractor on a new school project.

Defended general contractor against non-payment claim by door supplier on port authority project.

Defended general contractor against defective work claims by airport authority.

Defended general contractor against claims for deficient HVAC system on a public school project that included indemnity demands against HVAC subcontractor and HVAC manufacturer.

Defended general contractor in defects claim on multi-story parking facility.

Defended general contractor against non-payment and inefficiency claims by an electrical subcontractor on private school project.

Defended general contractor against non-payment claims from a civil site subcontractor on an athletic field project.

Defended general contractor against inefficiency claims by mechanical subcontractor on multiple projects.

Defended general contractor from non-payment claims by a metal stud subcontractor on a mid-size medical center renovation.

Defended general contractor from non-payment claims by multiple subcontractors on a commercial strip mall construction project.

Defended general contractors in actions brought by subcontractors for non-payment on large public infrastructure projects under the Miller Act.

Defended general contractor against RICO claims.

Defended residential contractor against claims of defective work on a high-end residential project.

Defended demolition contractor against claims alleged against it by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Defended civil site contractor against non-payment claims raised by unlicensed equipment operator.

Defended contractor against claims by former project manager for unpaid bonuses and profit sharing.

Defended contractor against non-payment claims by a subcontractor that incorrectly constructed a splash pad at a Louisiana state park.

Defended roofing contractor against claims by public entity owner for deficient work on a public school roof project and asserted claims against architect for damages.

Defended contractor against claims by IT company for breach of contract.

Defended wharf contractor against port authority claims of defective work.

Defended prime contractor against claims by an electrical subcontractor, mechanical subcontractor, and framing subcontractor for non-payment on post-Katrina-related FEMA trailer installations.

Defended prime contractor against claims of non-payment and additional work on a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries outpost project.

Defended prime contractor against multiple unpaid wage claims and penalties by a sub-subcontractor’s workers.

Defended prime contractor in multi-party lawsuit where subcontractor claimed additional amounts owed against owner, designer, and contractor.

Defended prime contractor against non-payment claims of project management company on a federal levee project; and asserted claims to recover damages from the project management company for its poor management.

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