We provide fast, practical legal solutions to clients at every stage of their construction projects.

Our Construction practice handles private and public construction projects of all sizes, including state, local, and federal government projects, with experience across the full range of project delivery systems. We also represent clients in litigation in state and federal courts nationwide; in arbitration proceedings conducted by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS, or administered by the parties; and before numerous local, state, and federal governmental agencies and boards.

During the construction process, we offer advice and counseling tailored to our clients’ specific needs. On the developer side, we offer assistance with land acquisition and obtaining land use approvals. For contractors, we offer guidance on everything from contract bidding, bid disputes, and bid protests to contract negotiations, change order disputes, claims, procedures for minimizing payment disputes, mechanics’ lien claims, and obtaining final payment. For surety companies, we analyze payment and performance bond claims and defend such claims, or take over and complete projects.

Because construction projects can be highly complex, even the best-planned projects may require dispute resolution upon completion. We work proactively to avoid or quickly resolve disputed issues that may lead to litigation. When litigation or arbitration is required, we represent our clients with determination, strength, and forcefulness.

Finally, when issues arise involving environmental, tax, workers’ compensation, bankruptcy, or general labor and employment law, our lawyers in those areas stand ready to provide efficient, effective solutions.

Our Clients

  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Project owners and developers
  • Architects, engineers, and construction managers
  • Sureties
  • Commercial lenders and investors
  • State and local governments

Our Services

  • Licensing
  • Bidding and bid protests
  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Government contracts
  • Environmental issues and claims
  • Extra work
  • Defective work
  • Delay, acceleration, and inefficiency
  • Change order disputes
  • Liens
  • Payment and performance bond claims
  • Preparation and presentation of claims or defense of claims
  • OSHA
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mediation, arbitration, and litigation

News Releases

01.16.2019Brett Henson Presented at the Construction Specifications Institute Suncoast Chapter
01.03.2019Shumaker Attorneys Named 2019 NC Legal Elite by Business North Carolina Magazine
07.16.2018Jaime Austrich Installed as President of the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inns of Court
06.28.2018Duane A. Daiker Appointed to the Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Certification Standing Committee
06.08.2018Steven Allen Bimbo Named Vice Chair of the Supplier/Service Division of the Carolina AGC
03.05.2018DeLeo Leads Campaign for Sarasota County School Tax Referendum
07.26.2017Christian Staples Named Honoree for the 2017 North Carolina Leaders in the Law Awards
07.17.2017Steele B. ("Al") Windle, III Joins Construction Society of America
06.09.2017Rebecca E. Shope Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Toledo “Woman of the Year"
05.31.2017Unoccupied Nanna’s Coffee Shop on Freedom Drive to Become Charlotte’s First Drive-Thru-Only Coffee Shop
03.09.2017Raydal Hospitality Announces Newest Sabor Latin Street Grill Location
03.08.2017Steven Bimbo Appointed to Charlotte Business Inclusion Advisory Council
01.09.2017Shumaker Attorneys Named Business North Carolina's 2017 "Legal Elite"
11.16.2016Shumaker Earns National and Regional Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017
09.07.2016Robert H. Eddy Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
08.10.2016Tivoli Homes of Sarasota Prevails in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against Medallion Homes Gulf Coast
04.20.2016Shumaker Launches Blog About Trends and Legal Issues in the Construction Industry
11.12.2015Shumaker Earns “Best Law Firm” Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016
10.15.2015Yuliya V. Swaim Joins Sarasota Office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
11.06.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2014
02.23.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Speak to Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
10.14.2010Attorneys Moses Luski and Andy Culicerto to present on "Protecting Your Rights Throughout the Construction Process"
08.11.2010Brian R. Lambert Receives Board Certification in Construction Law
04.01.2010Christopher Z. Staine Joins Florida Bar Committees



Events and Presentations

04.09.2018"Performance Bond Challenges: Onerous Contracts and Onerous Bond Forms," Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference
09.14.2017Presenter, "Ethical Issues in Suretyship: Staying Out of Jeopardy," Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey
04.20-21/2017Co-Presenter: “E-Discovery Nuts and Bolts and Trends for Sureties and Their Counsel,” 28th Annual Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Nashville, TN
07/19/2016Construction Law Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina
09.17.2015"A Practical Guide to Construction Liens"
08.02.2012"2012 Construction Law Seminar"

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