Pierce Atwood has had an active practice representing general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in development and construction-related matters for over 30 years, including development permitting. With 12 attorneys, this practice includes negotiation of contract documents, contract administration matters and the prosecution, real estate acquisitions, development and financing, and defense of construction claims in all courts and in arbitration proceedings. The firm also has an active construction labor practice. This practice includes handling secondary boycotts, "salting", "double-breasting", contract and Labor Board unfair labor practice cases, seeking TROs and injunctions against unlawful strikes and picketing, contesting multi-employer pension withdrawal assessments at arbitration and in court.

Please contact Gavin McCarthy (ME), John Bulman (RI/MA), Chris Whitney (RI/MA) or Michele Kenney (NH) for more information about our practices serving clients in the construction industry.




Axenics, Inc. v. Turner Construction Company

We successfully defended our clients Turner Construction Company and Stryker Biotech in a case that settled important issues of contract and evidence law affecting New Hampshire litigants.


Pierce Atwood assists its clients to vigorously defend class actions on the merits, to challenge class certification where appropriate, and to navigate the complex class litigation process.



$26M Construction Loan

Completed a $26 million loan for People’s United Bank for the construction of 121 residential units in Chelsea, MA, which was secured by not only the real estate but by state and federal rehabilitation tax credits.

We're Still Hot!

Pierce Atwood is the ONLY New England based law firm named to The National Law Journal's "Midsize Hot List” FOUR years in a row.

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Representative Clients: Construction
  • Barr & Barr, Inc. 
  • Cardi Corporation
  • Certified Power Systems
  • Cianbro Companies
  • Cleveland Construction
  • CPM Construction
  • Fairchild Semiconductors 
  • Fluor NE, Inc.
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • H.P. Cummings, Inc.
  • J&J Construction
  • MiltonCAT 
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • R.J. Grondin & Sons
  • S&R Corporation
  • S&R/Pihl, a Joint Venture
  • Shawmut Design & Construction, Inc.
  • Skanska USA Building, Inc.
  • Turner Construction Company