Haynes Boone is the “go-to” law firm for public and private construction matters. Our national construction practice has earned a stellar reputation in the industry with experience that includes all phases of the contracting process, from contract bidding and negotiation to contract administration and performance, to claims and litigation resolution, including termination.

We have collectively resolved hundreds of millions of dollars in disputes for some of the largest construction and engineering clients in the country over the last decade. Notably, a selection of our clients is ranked among the annual ENR Top Construction and Design Firms lists. Our legal acumen and deep bench of experience before federal, state and local governments, and regional authorities has resulted in delivery of successful projects across the country and internationally.

Our attorneys consistently demonstrate creativity and persuasiveness in all phases of complex construction contracting. We are well-versed in pre-award contract review and negotiation, counseling on contract administration issues, and resolving even the thorniest contract disputes through mediation, arbitration, and litigation. We appear frequently in federal and state courts, before federal Boards of Contract Appeals, in the Court of Federal Claims, and in arbitration, and deliver a long, successful history in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

A significant portion of our practice involves federal and local government contracts in addition to representing parties to private construction and engineering contracts. Our team offers a multi-dimensional understanding of government law issues such as awards, contract administration, and performance, as well as claim analysis, preparation and presentation, the resolution of contract disputes and related litigation, bid protests, termination proceedings, and cost and compliance issues, including fraud investigations.

We are nationally and regionally ranked by Chambers USA (Chambers and Partners) in Construction—Virginia and are listed among Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) in the area of Construction, Government Contracts, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Our attorneys are active in the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), and are considered esteemed educators, writers, and speakers at industry conferences.

Haynes Boone advises clients on all manner of construction and infrastructure projects, including:

  • Airports
  • Arenas
  • Bridges
  • Chemical process facilities
  • Highways
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Mixed-use
  • Office buildings
  • Power plants, including nuclear
  • Railways
  • Renewable energy facilities
  • Residential
  • Stadiums
  • Toll roads
  • Tunnels
  • Water treatment facilities
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Federal Highway Administration Proposes to End Its Buy America Waiver for Manufactured Products
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The Federal Highway Administration (“FHWA”) recently completed a review of its longstanding Buy America waiver for manufactured products and concluded that the waiver should be discontinued.  The agency’s proposal to end the waiver will have significant ramifications for sourcing on federally-funded highway, bridge, and tunnel projects.  Recipients, contractors, and suppliers involved with such pr [...]