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Power & Energy Construction

Power & Energy Construction

In the global power and energy sector, Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram has positioned itself as a leader in representing clients in construction disputes and transactions.

Having been around the block a few times, our attorneys’ trial experience includes winning one of the largest liquidated damages awards in the history of the construction industry, and our transactional experience includes negotiating and drafting multibillion-dollar EPC contracts for new power plants and industrial facilities. To a high degree, we help our clients navigate law and business, steering them through complex disputes while also getting a plant finished and goals met.

Our clients include public utilities, merchant power generators, private equity firms and developers, and various private and governmental owners and operators of power plants. We also represent and advise EPC contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and sureties. Our representation of clients includes the following:

Power and Energy Construction Disputes

  • Prepare, analyze, defend, and prosecute virtually every type of power/energy construction claim, including equipment-related claims, technology-based claims, differing site conditions, acceleration, change orders, defective plans and specifications, construction and design defects, delays, disruptions, labor inefficiency, suspensions, and terminations
  • Cost-effective electronic discovery, document review management, and litigation support systems
  • Represent clients in very large multimillion dollar arbitrations, mediations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

Power and Energy Construction Deals

  • Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts
  • Review, draft, and negotiate architect, construction, design-build, construction management, government, and international contracts and subcontracts
  • Establish contract-administration procedures

Our experience and our knowledge of the industry allows us to field a fully experienced, multidisciplinary team of attorneys, engineers, accountants, and other experts, working in the best interest of our clients. We love the challenges—not just the challenges for successful cases and deals, but ensuring that our clients receive the best advice and representation to solve their problems. As trial lawyers, not just litigators, we are often asked “How does a firm our size handle such big cases so successfully?” Here is a look at how we do it!