Hinckley Allen has one of the most experienced construction law practices in the nation. Our clients span the full spectrum of the construction industry, from EPC contractors, civil and heavy highway contractors, and ENR Top 100 vertical contractors to design professionals and owners in both public and private sectors. Our ability to provide value and deliver results through strong relationships, practical legal advice, and counsel has earned us first-tier national ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” for the Litigation-Construction category.

Practices

Well established. Well connected. Well proven.

We specialize in solving complex issues and provide a full range of construction law and dispute resolution expertise. We have earned the respect of judges, hearing officers, arbitrators, and opposing counsel for our practical approach to dispute resolution and for our skill and tenacity. We routinely handle claims involving:

  • Bid protests
  • Scope disputes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Construction defects
  • Liens
  • Surety bonds
  • Proprietary specifications
  • Delay, disruption, and interference
  • Acceleration
  • Liquidated damages
  • Lost productivity
  • Termination
  • Cost accounting
  • Insurance coverage
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Design errors and omissions
  • Builder’s risk insurance
  • Safety failures
  • Warranties
  • Labor disputes and unfair labor practice charges
  • Hazardous materials and other environmental issues

Case Studies

Case Study

Hinckley Allen Guides Major Urban Mixed-Use Redevelopment: Arsenal Yards

Hinckley Allen provided strategic counsel to Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies, who recently secured the equity funding and construction loan necessary to begin construction of New England’s premier urban mixed-use redevelopment project. Arsen…

Case Study

$7.75 Million Settlement for Tunnel Flooding

The Construction and Public Contracts Group recovered $7.75 Million on behalf of a general contractor as a result of a series of floods which occurred during the construction of a multi-lane submerged interstate highway tunnel in Boston's Fort Point Channe…

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News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm

January 13, 2021

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome two new Associates to the Firm, Steven Catanach and Garrison Doodlesack. This announcement comes as Hinckley Allen also announced last week eight new lateral hires from Barrett & Singal, adding depth to Hinckley All…

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Hinckley Allen Celebrates 11 Years a "Best Law Firm"

November 5, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Hinckley Allen for the eleventh consecutive year as a Best Law Firm. Hinckley Allen has been ranked nationally in five practice areas and regionally in 58 practice areas.Firms included in the …

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Publication

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 …

Publication

How the Construction Industry Can Adapt to COVID-19 Disruption

December 10, 2020

Attorneys James J. Barriere and Chad J.

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Event

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Webinar - What Employers Need to Know About COVID Vaccination

March 23, 2021

Can/should vaccination be required? If a vaccination policy is in place, how should requests for exemptions be handled? What are the potential ADA issues? How do you address vaccination issues regarding visitors and customers? What are best practices …

Event

Connecticut Foundation for Open Government Virtual Event - The Stories Behind the Biggest Stories in 2020

February 11, 2021

For the fifth year, the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government will convene a panel of top Connecticut journalists discussing how they landed the major news stories of 2020.Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the work of reporters, photographers an…

Affiliations

Hinckley Allen has earned a top-tier reputation for excellence among professionals in construction and the law both nationally and internationally. The construction business relies on networking and longstanding, dynamic relationships at all levels. Our attorneys continue to cultivate what our peers deem “the best contacts in the business.” These relationships allow us to deliver efficient, effective, and timely results that make a difference.

We support and participate in activities of significant trade associations and industry groups, including:

  • ABA Section on Public Contract Law
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Design Build Institute of America

Additionally, our partners include current and former committee and members of the boards of directors of:

  • National Associated General Contractors of America (ACG) of:
    • Connecticut
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New York
  • The Construction Industries of Massachusetts
  • The Utilities Contractors Association of New England
  • The Massachusetts Building Congress
  • Professional Women in Construction of Connecticut
  • The ABC of Connecticut
  • The Connecticut Construction Industry Association
  • The Eastern Contractors Association