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Dannis Woliver Kelley offers the breadth and depth of resources necessary to advise clients throughout the school construction and modernization process. We work with our clients to set clear objectives and then develop an aggressive strategy to reach those goals as a team.

We arbitrate, mediate and negotiate resolutions of claims by contractors for extra work, design defects, compensable and compensable delay, unforeseen site conditions, and acts of God. We represent many public entity owners in complex construction litigation involving multiple parties. We also resolve stop notice claims and other liens, while focusing on the primary goal of project completion.

Our service includes:

  • Preparing and/or reviewing construction contract bid packages, alternative delivery method contracts, and front-end documents
  • Pre-qualifying and resolving bid protests and requests for substitution
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements with design professionals, project inspectors, construction managers, and other consultants
  • Enforcing contractor performance and compliance with public contract requirements
  • Providing assistance through the enforcement phase of labor compliance
  • Terminating contractors, architects or construction managers when the circumstances are warranted
  • Obtaining project completion by the surety when available

Our firm’s ability to deliver quality and value is one of the reasons Dannis Woliver Kelley is known throughout the state as a leader in all aspects of public construction law. We keep up to date on statutory and regulatory changes impacting school construction, including advising clients in design-build construction programs and other innovative project delivery methodologies.

Because of our uniquely thorough knowledge of applicable public contract requirements, state funding and Board approval processes, and frequently encountered construction issues, we help clients deal more effectively with the various issues they come across during the entire construction process.

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