The Frantz Ward Construction Practice Group is nationally recognized as a leading law firm in the industry by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The group has depth and extensive experience in all aspects of construction law, including contract preparation and negotiation, construction claims prosecution and analysis, construction contracts, construction litigation, project conceptualization and planning, project financing, project management, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings including arbitration and mediation.
We represent dozens of general contractors, heavy highway contractors, tunneling contractors, subcontractors, developers, design/builders, design professionals, lenders, manufacturers, owners, specialty trades, sureties, and suppliers.
Our lawyers have efficiently and successfully managed, mediated, and litigated claims on a wide variety of projects in more than 30 states, as well as nearly a dozen other countries. These projects include, airports, building renovation and revitalization projects, casinos, convention centers, court houses, gas pipelines and facilities, high-rise structures, hospitals and health care facilities, hotels, parking structures, port facilities, power plants, roadways and bridges, schools, sewer and drainage improvements, sheet piling and dredging projects, shopping malls, stadiums and arenas, steel mills and steel processing facilities, tunnels, and water and wastewater treatment facilities.
The attorneys in the Frantz Ward Construction Practice are recognized for their devotion to the industry. We are routinely called upon to educate and counsel industry trade groups regarding legal developments and best practices. We serve in leadership roles in industry groups such as the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, the Developers Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland, and the Advisory Committee for the Downtown Cleveland Alliance – Step Up Downtown. In addition to Chambers USA, the practice has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s list of “The Best Law Firms” in Construction, both in Cleveland as well as across the nation. Individual attorneys in the practice have been named to The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and to the Ohio Super Lawyers list.