Construction Law & Litigation

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 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-construction 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 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. We provide our clients with the proper resources, such as in-house seminars, to educate their employees in order to maintain a knowledgeable workforce. Project-level decision making can avoid a lawsuit. We work with our transactional, financing, employment, planning, and zoning team as a foundational risk management asset. Our combined practices give us unique insights. 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:

  • Bid protests and disputes
  • Change orders and extra work claims
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Construction contract disputes
  • Construction management issues
  • Construction manager at risk (CMAR) projects
  • Defective construction claims
  • Delay damage claims
  • Design-build projects
  • Loss of productivity and impact damage claims
  • Payment disputes, including mechanic’s lien and bond claims
  • Prompt pay claims
  • Stop work procedures
  • Termination of contracts
  • Unforeseen circumstances, or differing site condition claims

Practice Area News

George Ogilvie Receives Chambers’ Highest Band 1 Ranking in Construction Litigation

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Chambers USA 2021 awarded George Ogilvie, Managing Partner of McDonald Carano, the highest ranking of Band 1 in Construction Litigation. The prestigious Band 1 recognition…

15 McDonald Carano Attorneys Selected as 2021 Mountain States Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Las Vegas, Nevada, June 3, 2021 – McDonald Carano LLP is pleased to announce that eleven attorneys from the firm are recognized as 2021 Mountain States Super Lawyers and four…

Battling burnout: Reno executives discuss work-life balance, efficiency heading into COVID holiday season

November 4, 2020, Northern Nevada Business Weekly, by Kaleb Roedel, Eide Bailly LLP, a national CPA and business advisory firm with an office in Reno, has the ability to keep track…

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