Pierce Atwood LLP construction lawyers have represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in development and construction-related matters for more than 30 years.

As a multiservice law firm, Pierce Atwood’s construction clients benefit from working with a single firm that can provide strong business and legal expertise, offering creative solutions to the types of challenges they face every day. They know they can rely on Pierce Atwood attorneys to assist with:

  • Negotiation and administration of contract documents
  • Real estate acquisitions
  • Development and financing
  • Prosecution and defense of construction claims in all courts and in arbitration proceedings

Pierce Atwood construction lawyers also handle a range of labor-related and general employment issues for our construction clients, including non-compete and gender, age, race, and handicap discrimination claims.

Our construction attorneys partner with clients through the life of their project, guiding them through the complicated legal and regulatory environments in which they must operate. We work to anticipate and prevent disputes and claims that can threaten a project’s success and our clients’ relationships with other project stakeholders.

And, in an industry where controlling costs is both a challenge and a necessity, clients find our legal fees to be transparent and predictable, which helps them manage their budgets confidently and effectively.

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.

Additional Information

Representative Clients: Construction
  • Barr & Barr, Inc. 
  • Cardi Corporation
  • Certified Power Systems
  • The 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
125 Years