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McDonald Carano has been an active participant in defining Nevada’s construction industry for decades. We protect the rights of local, regional, national and international clients involved in both private and public works projects and in disputes throughout the state and beyond. Owners, developers, design professionals, general construction contractors, subcontractors and suppliers all turn to us to ensure that their construction projects remain viable and successful. Our team resolves every type of construction law dispute. Our experience ranges from pre-project counseling and negotiation to mediation, arbitration and litigation through trial and, when necessary, on appeal. That deep bench of experience allows us to ably navigate and overcome even the most problematic and potentially expensive construction challenges.

We understand the construction industry, construction companies and construction projects, including the unique aspects of building in Nevada. By identifying possible potential obstacles early on, we work with clients to assess and mitigate risk and potential claims. In fact, we have been known to favorably resolve even the most hotly contested disputes outside of court and with minimal delay and expense. When the stakes are high, litigation is sometimes the only option, and we efficiently and tenaciously advocate our client’s position. We have handled countless construction cases before state and federal courts and state and federal administrative agencies.

Our team has advised on and resolved issues pertaining to the full array of construction law matters and claims:

• Contract drafting and negotiation.
• Construction contract disputes.
• Construction manager at risk (CMAR) projects.
• Design/build projects.
• Construction management issues.
• Bid protests and disputes.
• Change orders and extra work claims.
• Loss of productivity and impact damage claims.
• Delay damage claims.
• Prompt pay claims.
• Stop work procedures.
• Termination of contracts.
• Defective construction claims.
• Payment disputes.

Practice Area News

Compliance is Key for Nevada Construction Contracts


Navigating Nevada law can be an interesting undertaking for those not experienced with the unique laws of the state. This can be especially true for those attempting to move forward…

Construction Laws and Customs: Nevada


Prompt Payment Acts and Retainage 1. Does your state have any statutes governing the timing of payments to contractors or subcontractors on publicly owned or financed construction projects? If so,…

You Can Always Have A Trial


Northern Nevada Business Weekly Most commercial contracts contain mandatory arbitration clauses, which govern how disputes will be resolved. The concepts of mediation, arbitration and litigation are widely misunderstood, even by…

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