Construction is a multiphase process with each phase presenting its own set of challenges. Miller & Martin's Construction lawyers are available to guide your company through each phase of construction by providing seasoned and practical counsel to address ever-evolving industry trends. Whether you are an owner, contractor, design team member, supplier, lender or surety, our lawyers have the skill, knowledge and experience to assist you with navigating through these challenges.
Our team of skilled attorneys helps you manage risks even before construction formally begins when you are acquiring property, preparing designs from concept to permitted drawings, and negotiating contracts. We prosecute and defend payment, delay and impact claims for our clients. Additionally, we represent our clients in matters involving Labor and Employment issues, Litigation, Environmental challenges and other legal matters including public-private partnership (P3) opportunities guided by our attorneys experienced in Governmental Affairs and Governmental Contracts. Our lawyers recognize the labor-intensive nature of construction and are accomplished in resolving issues related to Workplace Environmental, Health & Safety/OSHA. We are also available to assist with Immigration matters.
We are ready to serve on a local, regional and national basis. Miller & Martin lawyers have resolved issues confronting the construction industry through direct negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. We are with you in the early stages of contract negotiations, when disagreements first arise, and in the later stages of advanced litigation and trial. Our attorneys can help your business defend itself against potential claims, as well as manage its reputation in the industry and community.
Miller & Martin's construction lawyers are recognized leaders in the construction-law field. Our members have been included in The Best Lawyers in America®, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Georgia Super Lawyers, Georgia Rising Stars, Mid-South Super Lawyers, Mid-South Rising Stars and Construction Financial Management Association of Georgia’s “Member of the Year.”
Our attorneys have drafted construction legislation and are active voices in industry trade groups, including Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC), Georgia Built and Construction Lawyers Society of America. We frequently speak at conferences, training seminars and industry-related events, and publish articles in industry magazines, newsletters and periodicals.
- Successfully arbitrated an award in excess of $17,000,000 for a General Contractor against a large energy company for delay and disruption damages.
- Negotiated and modified AIA and other types of contracts for various commercial projects, including a $650 million convention center contract.
- Represented a national correspondent bank in negotiation of a multimillion dollar AIA contract for the construction of an office building and multiple aircraft hangers.
- Participated in or supervised the drafting of construction documents for the world's largest soft drink bottler.
- Negotiated and drafted contracts between owners and general contractors and also between general contractors and sub-contractors with dollar values up to hundreds of millions.
- Defended claims totaling $20 million in connection with a $250 million construction of a major ethanol conversion facility.
- Defended one of the nation's largest chemical manufacturers in claims arising out of breach of contract and construction and function of a CO2 conversion facility.
- Represented subcontractors in pursuing and defending claims on major construction projects, including a major arena resulting in recovery of nearly $1 million in delay claims.
- Handled the negotiation of transportation and public infrastructure incentives in excess of $200 million dollars for development projects in various states for publicly traded companies.
- Defended a yarn manufacturer in a multimillion dollar claim involving inducement to breach of contract.
- Represented developer in a multimillion dollar arbitration involving defective work, delay damages and surety claims.
- Represented clients in non-jury trials in a multitude of commercial areas including UCC, breach of contract, construction claims, insurance coverage, breach of employment contracts and covenants not to compete.
- Consulted with large regional general contractors on risk management and construction disputes involving both small and multimillion dollar claims.
- Successfully assisted clients with environmental enforcement and regulatory matters at the local, state and federal levels.
- Served as defense counsel for contractors in nuisance/trespass suits by property owners.
- Testified before the United States House of Representatives on the subject of environmental regulation and its impact on the private sector.
- Represented explosives supplier of Nashville Superspeedway project resulting in judgment of approximately $1 million following trial.
- Represented owners and general contractors in the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts for commercial construction and multi-family residential construction.
- Drafted and managed both AIA and non-AIA construction and architectural agreements.
- Prepared form contracts for a large hospital and various developers.
- Advised on the expansion of manufacturing facilities including determining specifications for process equipment, fabricating equipment and infrastructure.
- Represented regional industrial contracting company in connection with employee fatality at multi-employer manufacturing worksite. Assisted client with emergency response to fatality, interaction with medical examiner and managed client's OSHA fatality investigation including disputed cause of death, insurance claims, citation matters and sensitive interactions with other employer parties.
- Represented regional highway and bridge construction company in MSHA enforcement matter related to equipment and operational matters at a regulated mine site. Negotiated complete elimination of significant and substantial "S&S" gravity citations, resulting in a nominal penalty of less than $400.
- 6 Chattanooga Miller & Martin Attorneys Awarded Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" 2020 Edition
- Attorneys Accurso, Dietrichs, McKenna, Vey Join Miller & Martin in Atlanta
- 18 Miller & Martin Attorneys Selected to 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
- Miller & Martin Earns 2018 “Best Law Firm” Ranking in 23 Practice Areas from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
- 56 Miller & Martin Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Edition
- Miller & Martin Add Baker and Wilcove to the Atlanta Office
- Miller & Martin Attorney Graduates from 2015 Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Program
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Named 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers®
- 50 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Edition
- Are You Paying Your Workers Correctly? The Half-a-Million-Dollar Question
- Georgia Legislative Highlights from 2018 Session
- 'Tis the Season for a Reminder about the Human Element of Workplace Health & Safety Programs
- OSHA's New Crystalline Silica Standard is Now Being Enforced for Construction
- New Definition for Term "Completion" in Florida for Construction Defect Lawsuits
- Officers and Directors of Corporations Can Breathe a Little Easier - Good Faith Presumption is Now Law in Georgia
- Miller & Martin Hosts NAWIC's Meet and Greet Social
- Neil Wilcove Addresses Finding Technical Experts for Construction Claims at CLM's Southeast Conference
- Ashby Serves as Panelist for ABC of GA's Construction Workforce Crisis Symposium
- Lord to Present at the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel
- Georgia Court of Appeals Holds That the Georgia Statute of Repose Is Applicable to Contractual Claims as Well as Negligence Claims
- Filing Affidavit of Non-Payment Within 60 Days of Signing Statutory Lien Waiver is Critical in Georgia Construction Contracts
- Fewer OSHA Inspectors?
- OSHA May Use Drones to Collect Evidence During Inspections
- So What Did You Think OSHA Was Going to Do With the Electronically Filed Injury Information?
- Silica Standard (Part 7): Employee Understanding of Standard and Requirements
- Silica Standard (Part 6): Medical Surveillance Program
- Silica Standard (Part 5): Written Exposure Control Plans Required by the Standard
- What K-Con Decision Means for Bonding Requirements in Federal Construction Contracts
- Silica Standard (Part 4): Regulated Areas for General Industry
- Silica Standard (Part 3): Table 1
- Silica Standard (Part 2): The Exposure Assessment
- Silica Standard (Part 1): OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Full Force and Enforcement Occuring
- OSHA Provides Further Interpretation on Drug Testing and Incentive Programs
- Safety Culture: Have You Ever Asked Your Employees These Questions?
- Tennessee OSHA Electronic Reporting Appears to be Changing, Yet Again
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 6) - Conclusion
- TOSHA's Most Cited Standard in the Construction Industry for 2017 was Fall Protection Training Requirements
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 5) - The Controlling Employer
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 4) - The Correcting Employer
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 3) - The Exposing Employer
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 2) - The Creating Employer
- Understanding the Multi-Employer Worksite (Part 1)
- OSHA Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
- Tennessee OSHA Allowing Electronic Submission of 2016 Injury/Illness Reports thru Dec. 31, 2017
- OSHA Delays Another Rule - Cranes This Time
- Fall Protection is OSHA'S Top Citation for 2017
- The End of LIBOR
- May 8-12, 2018 is National Safety Standdown to Prevent Falls in Construction