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Draft documents, keep costs under control, and overcome construction challenges.

Hawley Troxell represents owners, developers, contractors, design professionals, and construction managers throughout all phases of the construction process.

Our construction attorneys are able to draft construction documents from traditional design-bid-build to fast track design-build contracts. We are well versed in the various approaches to contract documents, helping keep costs under control, effectively allocate risks of unknown conditions, and set forth procedures for handling changes in the work.

Both federal and state public contracting pose unique challenges to contractors and owners. We understand these challenges and have significant experience in advising on the preparation of bid packages, handling bid protests, appearing before dispute review boards, and otherwise resolving disputes which arise during the construction process.

When disputes cannot be resolved informally, our construction group has considerable experience in mediating, litigating, or arbitrating simple claims to complex, multi-party actions relating to the design and construction process. We have been involved in lawsuits and arbitrations involving a wide variety of projects, including building and road construction, telecommunications, and transportation projects. We have represented clients in the mining, semiconductor, industrial gas, railroad, power, renewable energy, transportation, infrastructure construction, and commercial building industries.We regularly prepare claims and develop proof methodologies including delay, acceleration, and impact analyses. We work with engineers and experts to assist in the initial analysis of the claims, and to prepare for the resolution of those claims in litigation and arbitration.

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Construction Law Insights

Tax Updates – the 2021 Idaho Legislature Has Passed Some Significant Tax Bills

The 2021 Idaho legislative session ended last week. It may be more accurate to say the legislators went home, since the Senate adjourned and the…


When A Construction Job Goes South: A Summary of Idaho’s Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act

Few things bring more excitement than the thought of building a new home or remodeling a current home.  On the other hand, few things bring…


Clarifying Commercial and Construction Lending Licensure Requirements

The Idaho Residential Mortgage Practices Act (the “Act”) requires a license when a person[1] engages in “mortgage lending activities” which are, in essence, activities wherein…


Changes Are Ahead For Boise’s Impact Fees

All new real estate development in the city of Boise is subject to the imposition of impact fees. Impact fees can represent a significant portion…


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