Varnum represents both public and private clients in all aspects of construction law
Clients of the firm include owners, architects, engineers and developers of public, commercial and residential construction projects, as well as general contractors, subcontractors, vendors and suppliers.
Varnum lawyers employ a multidisciplinary approach to developing timely and resourceful solutions to the challenges facing clients in the construction industry. By drawing upon our strengths in specialty areas, we are able to focus the appropriate experience on the spectrum of legal issues encountered by clients in the construction industry.
“Varnum has deep expertise and provides excellent service in construction litigation matters. I highly recommend this firm.”
General Counsel, Michigan university
No matter the case, we seek the best possible outcome for our clients by putting our experience, knowledge and innovation to work for them
We successfully advise clients in a variety of complex construction matters including:
- Contract drafting and negotiating for all phases of construction projects
- Bid document preparation and evaluation
- Administrative claims regarding state-issued licenses
- Project closeout and payment disputes
- Construction lien matters
- Payment and performance bond matters
- Construction-related contracts and disputes
- Construction defects
- Design defects
- Construction delay disputes
- Insurance matters
- Mold and other environmental matters
- Project financing
- Site acquisition and zoning
- Litigation in all courts
- Arbitration and mediation
Meet the Team
Our attorneys are routinely recognized for their excellence and ability to litigate, negotiate and advise clients by Top Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Chambers USA and more.
Legal Practices Related to Construction
Varnum helps clients understand and operate successfully in the changing landscape of federal, state and local environmental requirements.
We have developed deep experience in representing clients in judicial and administrative environmental enforcement proceedings at the federal, state and local levels – including alternative dispute resolution. Our focus on regulatory compliance and problem avoidance emphasizes early planning and preventive action.
Learn more about Varnum’s Environmental and Natural Resources Practice
In addition to providing regular counsel for many cities and townships, municipalities throughout the state and beyond often seek our advice as special counsel for large scale developments and other important projects.
Whether you are negotiating contracts, handling property tax appeals or just trying to do more with less, our depth of experience in the public sector means that when you call us with a question, we can provide the answer.
Acquisition, financing, development, management, leasing, sale – Varnum’s Real Estate Practice Team counsels clients on all matters relating to real estate.
Whether a property is commercial, industrial or residential development, our real estate attorneys know the issues and the law.
Our clients – whether they develop real estate as their primary business or occupy real estate in connection with their primary businesses – include real estate developers, investors, contractors, management companies, architects, lenders and companies and institutions with real estate facilities.