Ian, Chair of the Frantz Ward Construction Practice Group, dedicates his entire practice to all facets of construction and surety law. Ian counsels project participants in developing, managing, resolving, and litigating complex commercial construction disputes, with a focus on claim management, risk mitigation, default/performance issues, schedule claims, surety bond claims, and federal government contracting and compliance. He regularly negotiates and develops EPC, design-build, design-assist, specialty trade and other contracts utilizing a vast array of project delivery methods. Ian represents clients in diverse construction disciplines, including road and bridge construction, heavy civil/tunneling projects, structural steel fabrication and erection, and all aspects of general trades and commercial building construction. Ian is well known as a leader in construction, having been recognized in the area of construction by third-party rankings such as the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and Martindale-Hubbell, where he is peer-review ranked AV Preeminent, their highest ranking. He has served numerous leadership roles in national construction organizations such as the Chair of Division 9 of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, and Chair Emeritus of the ALFA International Construction Practice Group.