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.

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Firm News

Hinckley Allen Construction Practice Named to The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™

June 7, 2021

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that it was ranked 12th in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ by Construction Executive magazine.Associated Builders and Contractors Service Corporation, a national industry trade organization consisting of 21,000 memb…


Massachusetts Trial Court Strictly Applies Prompt Pay Act

January 22, 2021

Tocci Building Corp. v. IRIV Partners, LLC et al.On November 19, 2020, the Suffolk County Superior Court (Judge Ricciuti) issued a decision strictly applying the payment requisition rejection requirements of the Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act, which applies …


Tariffs, Taxes, and Trade Wars: Using Material Price Escalation Clauses to Mitigate Risk in an Uncertain Political Climate

July 16, 2019

Current economic conditions and recent changes to trade policy governing the importation of goods crucial to construction activities—aluminum, steel, fuel, etc.—have had a significant impact on the cost of these and other goods in recent years. As a re…


The Problem of Bad Actors in Construction

March 1, 2019

In any given week, you could run a few searches and find recent news articles about fraudulent or criminal contractor conduct in the world of construction. For example, in April of 2019, a branch manager for an insulation contractor pleaded guilty to bid-r…

Case Study

Historic, $5.3 million arbitration award against architect

Hinckley Allen attorneys, Timothy T. Corey and Peter J. Martin, recently obtained a $5.3 million arbitration award after 12 days of hearings on behalf of Stonington Water Street Associates, the developer of a Connecticut condominium complex, against the pr…

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