Construction & Architect/Engineer Law Group
McDowell Rice’s Construction & Architect/Engineer (“A/E”) Litigation Group provides superior, cost-effective representation for our clients in all types of construction and A/E disputes, including complex construction litigation, construction-defect claims, contract negotiations and disputes, arbitrations, and mechanic’s liens. We represent a wide array of companies and construction professionals, including engineers, architects, general contractors, construction managers, developers, subcontractors, appraisers, and lenders. Our experience spans a broad spectrum of commercial, industrial and residential projects, and includes disputes relating to hotels, office buildings, malls, power-generating plants, transmission line projects, wastewater-treatment facilities, marine projects including port facilities, apartment complexes, condominiums, subdivisions, and single-family residences. Our attorneys practice nationwide and regularly appear in state and federal jurisdictions throughout the country.
Rebecca Martin Nominated as Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
McDowell Rice congratulates Rebecca Martin on her nomination to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Selection as a Fellow is recognition of a lawyer whose career has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of society. Membership is limited to one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in the United States and its territories and to a limited number of lawyers in international jurisdictions.
Hugh Marshall Obtains New Judgment in Irrevocable Testamentary Trust Matter
Congratulations to Hugh L. Marshall for obtaining the termination of an irrevocable testamentary trust, allowing him to procure nearly nine hundred thousand dollars for a client who was otherwise locked into receiving a mere fraction of that amount over his lifetime. The obstacles were considerable. There was a judgment over six decades old that interpreted the trust very unfavorably to the client, and literally scores of contingent beneficiaries opposed to the client’s attack on that judgment as void. After three years of litigation, negotiation and persuasion, Mr. Marshall was able to obtain a new judgment – this time terminating the trust entirely to give his client a large lump sum free and clear.
Greg Spies Selected as Fellow of Construction Lawyers Society of America
McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan congratulates Greg Spies on being selected as a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America for top construction lawyers. The Construction Lawyers Society of America is an invitation-only, selective and limited membership international association of the world’s best construction lawyers. The composition of the CLSA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of deserving, experienced and highly qualified lawyers across all practices relating to the construction industry. Membership is limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows from the United States and internationally. The CLSA’s selection process is a combination of Fellow input, internal research, nominations by Fellows, attorney opinions, evaluation of client selection of counsel, limited input from active and retired judges, and reviews of acknowledgement and recognition by other peer reviewing sources and associations.