• Claims negotiation and resolution
  • Construction litigation at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Construction site accidents
  • Contract preparation, management, and evaluation
  • Debtor-creditor issues and other finance matters
  • Dispute arbitration and mediation
  • Employee and independent contractor issues
  • Filing and foreclosing on mechanic’s liens
  • Insurance and professional liability issues
  • Licensing and disciplinary actions
  • Permitting
  • Project financing and bonding
  • Property acquisition
  • Regulatory permitting and compliance
  • Request for Proposal submissions and disputes
  • Zoning and governmental applications and licensing issues

Clients Served Include

  • Architects and engineers
  • Construction management and design-build firms
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Insurers
  • Landscape management companies
  • Material suppliers
  • Property owners and developers
  • Real estate owners and investors
  • Restoration companies
  • Utility companies

The complex, rapidly paced construction industry gives rise to significant legal issues. DBL Law’s Construction practice group operates with the philosophy that the best way to ensure businesses run smoothly and timely is to structure operations to avoid disputes. If conflicts do arise, we draw on our extensive construction litigation experience to achieve a swift and successful result.

We have years of experience drafting and revising construction-related contracts (including AIA and Consensus Docs agreements), facilitating complex projects, resolving disputes as they arise, and helping clients throughout the industry achieve their business goals.

We represent owners, developers, contractors, governmental agencies, utility companies, design professionals, construction managers, subcontractors and material suppliers in all aspects of private and public construction projects. Our representation spans all stages of the construction process, from project conception, bidding, contract drafting, review and negotiation, permitting, procurement, construction and post-construction.

The Construction practice group brings together attorneys experienced in real estate, labor and employment law, OSHA and industrial accidents and other legal practices relevant to the construction industry. With this holistic perspective, we assist clients throughout all phases of their projects. The comprehensive quality of our services, along with the depth of our experience, allows us to assist on projects ranging from construction of the Kentucky Speedway to corporate headquarters, hospital campuses, mixed-use projects and residential single-family and multi-family developments.


Drew Emmert


Chris Markus

Affiliated Membership

  • ACG Global
  • Allied Construction Industries
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network