We are a Denver-based boutique construction law firm founded on industry experience and construction law expertise. Our collective background sets us apart from other law firms. Our attorneys have worked for several leading engineering and construction firms in North America. We bring large law firm and in-house construction law experience to an agile, focused setting. We have the experience and capability to solve complex problems large and small, and a unique knowledge of risks and challenges facing construction companies.
We are results driven. We also understand the efficient delivery of legal services offers a strategic advantage. Every aspect of our practice is driven by value to our clients, from staffing to strategy, and technology to process. We are lean, measured, and creative in our approach, and our experience working in the construction industry, from field-level positions to in-house counsel, means we understand your projects. We know you demand and deserve results, and that you don't want to pay to teach us your business.
We serve some of the most sophisticated construction and engineering firms in the industry. We will earn your trust, and want to be more than your attorneys. Our goal is long-term partnership with our clients. It starts with our people. We hire only attorneys and individuals who are passionate about the construction industry and have demonstrated success in achieving the goals and surpassing the expectations of our clients.
Paralegals and Staff
We support our clients through every step of the dispute resolution process, including negotiations, mediation, arbitration and trial. Our experience extends to jury and bench trials, judicial references, arbitrations, bid protests, dispute review boards, and administrative hearings. Whether plaintiff or defendant, when trial is necessary, our attorneys have the experience to try the case effectively and efficiently, to achieve the desired outcome for our clients.
Change Orders and Claims
Preparing credible and well-supported change orders and claims for additional time and money in response to unanticipated and changed circumstances are essential to project success. Our lawyers add real value by applying decades of experience in pursuing and defending claims. Our goal is to support the project team by proactively avoiding claims, but when they are necessary, drafting them in a manner that demands attention and approval.
Our lawyers provide close support to project teams to ensure the project is in the best possible position for success from a contractual and legal standpoint. When a project appears headed towards a dispute, our team will help correct course by identifying and resolving issues early, or by developing a strategy and timeline for cost-effective resolution, allowing the project team to focus on what they do best – building the project.
Contract Review and Negotiation
Our attorneys have reviewed and negotiated hundreds of contracts ranging in value from $1M to over $1.5B and have supported our clients through the procurement process from the RFQ phase through award. We are experienced in most forms of contract delivery, including traditional bid, CM agent, CMAR, design-build, EPC, integrated project delivery and PPP.
Risk identification and management from the enterprise level to the project site is critical in construction as it is in all industries. However, the risks in construction are unique and the allocation of risk and the economic consequences of risk are significant contributors to project success. We work with our clients to develop effective processes for event identification, risk assessment, response and mitigation planning, communication, controls and monitoring.
External General Counsel
We have over 20 years of in-house legal experience. Our attorneys have been responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of legal services for ENR top 10 and top 50 companies. We are focused on delivering results at the lowest possible cost, and have unique insight into how you view our role and how we can best help your company succeed and prosper in a highly competitive environment.
Real Estate and Development Services
Contractors face a variety of real estate issues in their day to day business whether it be negotiating leases for offices or project sites, navigating easements and property restrictions affecting construction, lien priority for mechanic’s lien issues or deed restrictions on multi-family developments. BBG handles these issues daily and as a result, we can handle them efficiently and effectively for our clients. Beyond these standard day-to-day real estate issues, many Contractors are also entering the development marketplace and taking a more active role in the early development of the projects they will eventually build. Whether the client’s need is structuring development transactions, managing the purchase transaction and associated due diligence, managing the public or private financing for a transaction or obtaining governmental approvals and entitlements for a proposed project, BBG offers over a fifteen years of development and real estate experience both on the business and legal sides of the table.