Jeff provides strategic counseling, risk management, litigation, and transactional services to clients in the construction, energy, and real estate sectors. His clients include construction managers, EPC contractors, real estate developers, energy developers, investment funds, owner representatives, sureties, engineers, specialty subcontractors, and other stakeholders in the building industry.
Jeff is the past co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee. He was also recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. During law school, Jeff served as the editor-in-chief for the Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy.
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Jeff has decades of experience providing litigation and dispute resolution services to construction clients in high-stakes construction matters. His cases typically arise from energy production and transmission projects (renewable and non-renewable), mixed-use high-rise, laboratory / biotech development, higher-ed institutional projects, project finance, surety workouts and similar matters. He has litigated more than 75 cases, many of which involve risk profiles between $750,000 and $50 million in dispute.
Jeff’s work includes upstream and downstream claim development of all kinds. He regularly handles complex construction matters involving forensic schedule-delay, productivity analysis, construction-defects, warranty issues, false claims, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) considerations, suretyship, insurance-coverage issues, and related matters.
Jeff’s aptitude for understanding and leveraging technical issues also creates a significant advantage for his clients on complex construction matters. He has successfully managed experts in cases involving structural, mechanical, geotechnical, metallurgical, and electrical issues; wind and solar technologies; building-envelope technologies; and utility-system design (including electrical transmission and sewer systems). Jeff’s understanding of project management and project finance rounds out his ability to litigate and provide strategy advice concerning almost any project issue.
Transactional Practice and Advisory Services
Jeff’s practice also includes robust transactional experience and risk-management advisory services. He has represented construction managers, project developers and other industry stakeholders in hundreds of deals arising from the energy, commercial, residential, institutional, laboratory, manufacturing and residential sectors. His structuring and negotiation experience includes all project-delivery systems including, without limitation, design-bid-build, design-build, EPC, and joint venture arrangements.
Jeff also has extensive experience providing strategy and risk-management counseling to client executives and project teams on project-side issues, investigations, and general corporate / organizational matters.