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.


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…

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$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 Construction & Public Contracts Partner Jeremy M. Smith

March 4, 2020

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Jeremy M. Smith as Partner in the Firm’s Construction & Public Contracts group. Smith joins the Firm’s Albany office after most recently serving as Partner at Couch White, LLP.Smith’s practice is focused on co…

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Hinckley Allen Celebrates 11 Years as a Best Place to Work in Connecticut

March 3, 2020

Hinckley Allen was selected as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Connecticut by Hartford Business Journal, taking eighth place in the large employer category, marking the eleventh year in a row that Hinckley Allen has been recognized as a top employer…

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State Legislatures Considering Bills to Extend Business Interruption Coverage for Coronavirus Losses

April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having enormous impact on our lives, our companies, our society and our government.Three state legislatures – New Jersey, Ohio and Massachusetts – have each proposed novel bills that would retroactively require companies that p…


How to Handle a Bankruptcy Filing By an Owner or Subcontractor

March 30, 2020

Given the coming economic turbulence stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, general contractors should be prepared with a plan of action in case a project owner or subcontractor files a bankruptcy petition. This article discusses two issues in that regard wh…

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Construction Contracts

April 8, 2020

Ronald D. Ciotti will be presenting “Construction Contracts” as part of the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire's 2020 Luncheon Series. Learn more about the series here.Ron Ciotti of Hinckley Allen will discuss dangerous provisions hidden i…


WEBINAR: Addressing and Mitigating the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry with the Eastern Contractors Association

April 6, 2020

Join us for a webinar co-sponsored by Hinckley Allen and the Eastern Contractors Association.For those involved in active construction projects, COVID-19 presents a host of potential issues that will need to be promptly addressed.


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