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The Construction Group at Williams Kastner serves clients involved in all aspects of the construction industry, including owners, developers, architects, engineers, lending institutions, insurers and insureds, sureties, general contractors, subcontractors and material providers. Experience with this broad range of clients has helped the firm to build a group of attorneys who are well versed in virtually every construction-related legal issue.

Rapidly changing federal, state and local laws require increasing concentration within such fields as environmental law, employer/employee relations, job safety, liens, financing, union and management issues, insurance, risk management, workers’ compensation, and tax. Through the Construction Practice Group, those experienced in all aspects of construction law can be brought together to address the entire spectrum of construction issues for our clients–whether the client is a large bank or a small electrical contractor. The Group can also provide clients with audits to examine everything from construction safety programs to insurance needs to questions involving personnel.

Construction Group attorneys offer experienced legal support in the following:


  • Bonds
  • Labor disputes
  • Bidding and bidding errors
  • Public and private contract claims
  • Construction Program Safety and Fall Protection Plans Permits
  • Design flaws
  • Delay claims
  • Changed conditions
  • Indemnification
  • Insurance
  • Liquidated damages
  • Lien claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations
  • Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) citations
  • Guaranties
  • Collection
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Toxic waste and pollution
  • Termination
  • Bankruptcy

Business Planning and Formation

  • Corporate formation and planning
  • Equity capital
  • Capital transactions
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Partnership formation
  • Acquisition and sale of joint ventures, proprietorship’s, corporations and partnerships
  • Employment contracts
  • Equipment purchases, sales and leases
  • Tax Employee benefits and qualified plans
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Risk management

Insurance and Workers’┬áCompensation

  • Providing and obtaining payment, performance and contractor registration bonds
  • Drafting, construction and enforcement of insurance policies covering all aspects of a construction project
  • Risk management, risk pooling arrangements, self-insurance plans

Labor and Employment

  • Discrimination claims
  • Unfair labor practices representation
  • Contract analysis
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Prevailing wage
  • Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA)
  • Minority and women’s business enterprises
  • Affirmative action
  • Collective bargaining


  • Litigation Readiness
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Document Retention Policies
  • Data Mapping
  • Document Productions