Foundation of Excellence

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

McDonald Carano Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers Awards

Las Vegas, Nevada, August 15, 2019 – McDonald Carano LLP is pleased to announce new recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. McDonald Carano attorneys recognized…

McDonald Carano Practice Groups and Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2019 Rankings

April 29, 2019 – Chambers USA, one of the leading legal ratings agencies in the United States, has released its 2019 rankings. McDonald Carano again ranks as one of the…

Homebuilders Say AB 421 Would Hurt Housing Affordability

April 23, 2019, Las Vegas Business Press, by Buck Wargo A bill is making its way through the Nevada Legislature that homebuilders said could add to the cost of new homes and…

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