Design and Construction

DPMC attorneys are experienced in all aspects of project development and planning, facilities and new construction, capital outlay requirements, CEQA/NEPA and related environmental issues. Team members have headed several large building programs in excess of $2.0 billion dollars in projects. The assistance has been from the initial stages of creation of a long-range master plan through planning and design, and ultimately, the opening of new facilities, buildings, campuses, and communities.

Firm attorneys handle:

  • Land acquisitions
  • Environmental review
  • Selection of architects, engineers and project consultants

Attorneys work with various construction delivery modes, including:

  • Traditional design-bid-build
  • Construction management with multiple primes
  • Program management
  • Lease lease-back and design-build
  • Hybrid models for components of a project
The firm has modeled incentive programs, using IPD (integrated project delivery) and other collaborative methods and assisted in pioneering improved project controls by way of LEAN pull-planning and last planner scheduling, including a method to capture the activities real-time. Advanced scheduling can better combat and determine responsibility for delay claims, impacts and alleged disruptions in comparison to a baseline versus as-planned CPM approach.

Expert legal services run the full spectrum, including:

  • Front-end document preparation
  • Design and delivery options
  • Construction
  • Close-out
  • Stop notices
  • False and bona fide claims
  • Protests
  • Dispute resolution
  • Litigation
Our team prepares complex project manuals, contracts, and agreements for professional, special and management services.