Industry Overview

The construction industry is facing new opportunities, along with significant challenges in the upcoming years. New practices in sustainable construction have arisen from the spate of high-profile natural disasters, with additional resiliency requirements being imposed. An uptick in federal infrastructure investment is expected to continue, in addition to projects spurred by new financing options and a loosening of regulatory oversight. A tight labor force will continue to encourage the adoption of technology and offsite construction in order to meet demand. Being prepared to leverage these opportunities will require being able to successfully navigate the new regulatory landscape—while safeguarding contracts and negotiations.

Our Approach

We have built a national reputation for seasoned legal counsel within the most demanding reaches of the construction business. With more than 30 attorneys dedicated to this practice—working alongside specialists in complimentary disciplines such as taxation, real estate, energy, and litigation—we are known for the results we achieve for construction clients of all descriptions. Our construction attorneys are continually recognized as first-tier influencers within the industry who have earned the respect of clients, judges, hearing officers, arbitrators, and opposing counsel.

News & Insight


Massachusetts High Court Bars Chapter 93A Claim as Untimely

September 5, 2018

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) closed out August with a decision concerning contractor exposure to Chapter 93A claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices.  A divided court concluded that a Chapter 93A claim was subject to the 6-…


Minding Your Manners: Personality Issues and Bidder Responsibility

August 3, 2018

In May’s issue, we discussed a bidder responsibility decision of the Bid Unit of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (the “Bid Unit”).  In that case, the awarding authority rejected the low bidder as allegedly “difficult to work with.

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Welcomes Construction & Public Contracts Attorney, Lindsey K. Peterson

November 2, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Lindsey K. Peterson as an Associate in the Construction & Public Contracts Group. Lindsey joins Hinckley Allen’s Manchester, NH office from Boyle Shaughnessy Law, PC.Lindsey’s practice in the Construction & …

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