Sep 24, 2018

Construction Contract Drafting


Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s construction attorneys have drafted and negotiated thousands of design and construction contracts for all types of projects. Our experience includes drafting form contracts that can be used by clients on multiple projects using either industry form contracts, such as the forms published by the American Institute of Architects, ConsensusDocs, and Design Build Institute of America, or one of our own manuscript form contracts. Our experience in this area has enabled us to save our clients costs and properly place risk with the contracting party best equipped to manage a certain risk with the goal of finalizing contracts… Read more

Apr 7, 2017

Construction Dispute Resolution


Several attorneys within the Construction Law practice hold engineering or technical degrees, with extensive construction and environmental experience providing clients “value added” insight as well as providing day-to-day advice on all legal issues affecting the construction process. Our Construction Law service offering includes: Drafting and Negotiating Agreements A major part of the Construction Law practice is focused on prevention and resolution of disputes by working with clients before and during construction. On a daily basis, our Group reviews, edits, drafts and negotiates commercial and industrial construction agreements for private and public owners, general contractors, and other parties engaged in construction… Read more

Jan 3, 2022

Construction for Manufacturing

SGR’s construction attorneys have significant and deep experience with manufacturing facilities. We provide counsel to international companies building facilities in the United States. We also assist U.S. companies when expanding manufacturing operations to countries outside the U.S. Our Construction practice includes a strong base of experience with manufacturers across numerous industry sectors, including: Automotive Electronics Energy Wind, Solar, and other renewable resources Nuclear Oil & Gas Grid and pipelines Building Materials Machinery Food/Beverage Production Chemicals Natural Resources Consumer Products Pharmaceuticals Pulp and Paper Representative manufacturing industry matters on which we’ve recently worked include: A resin products manufacturer in the construction of… Read more

Jan 3, 2022

Construction for Residential

Residential construction accounts for more than half of all private construction spending in the United States.  Single-family residences, condominium developments, apartment communities, senior living, and student housing are all part of the over $500 billion residential construction market.  Additionally, home renovation and specialty trade contractors also make up a considerable portion of the residential construction market. Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s deep industry experience with residential construction makes it uniquely suited to assist home builders and multi-story residential contractors and developers.  SGR assists contractors and developers with navigating the myriad of regulations that apply to residential construction and remodeling.  This assistance… Read more

Aug 9, 2018

Construction Project Counseling

Construction projects vary greatly in size and complexity. No matter the size, construction projects are complex processes. Regardless of the size your project is, having the right project team helps ensure success. Construction Project Counseling provides you with a team of experienced construction lawyers to guide a project through the many decisions that determine success from concept through completion. Project Counseling helps you at every stage of the project, including: Planning Project Administration Project Execution Project Closeout Dispute Resolution Read more How We Add Value to Your Construction Project Claims Avoidance/Preservation Close-Out Procedures Contracts (compliance with state/local/federal laws) Continuity of… Read more

Sep 8, 2020

Global Supply Chains and Onshoring

Recent world events dramatically highlight how global supply chains can leave counties vulnerable to disruptions in the flow of manufactured products. Whether medical supplies, energy, electronics or mechanical goods, the disruptive impact of shortages of critical goods is more apparent today than ever before. As a result, the United States is revaluating the economic and national security risks that can result from overreliance on imported of manufactured goods and materials. Federal and state leaders are encouraging greater domestic production of critical goods and materials (known as “onshoring” or “reshoring”), through various policy and legal methods, including executive orders and changes… Read more

Sep 26, 2018

Government Procurement

The federal government of the United States is the single largest purchaser of services and goods in the world. In 2017, the federal government paid more than $500 billion to government contractors. State and local governments accounted for additional hundreds of millions in payments to government contractors. SGR’s Government Procurement Practice is far-reaching and possesses a wide range of experience in successfully representing clients involved in or contemplating government contracts. Our industry expertise and focus line up with the areas that are among the largest percentage of the federal government’s contract spending, including defense, energy, and health care. Trusted Advisors… Read more