Many of the world's largest construction firms, EPC firms, design/builders, project owners, design firms, and lenders trust Stein Ray LLP to handle complex construction litigation with billions of dollars at stake.
In 1996, after a nationwide search including a "beauty contest" among twelve highly qualified firms, Stein Ray was selected by a Denver based top 10 EPC firm to defend it in a $60 million dollar dispute involving geotechnical engineering and construction management issues.
In 1997, a California based top 10 EPC firm turned to Stein Ray to defend it against a multi-million dollar delay and lost profits claim inIdaho.
During 1999, Stein Ray was selected to defend a top 20 EPC firm from a $20 million dollar claim in a suit venued in South Dakota; a large-scale litigation in Indiana relating to a famous stadium; and the defense of a $30 million dollar claim in New Mexico by a top 5 EPC firm.
In 2001, Stein Ray began services for a top 20 contractor in resolution of a $50 million dollar dispute at an airport in Detroit and for a top 5 EPC firm of a $40 million claim arising from a power plant project in Indiana.
In Detroit again, in 2002, Stein Ray was selected for a $76 million dispute involving a water treatment plant.
In 2003, Stein Ray was selected by ownership to represent a power plant in Guatemala involving a $80 million dollar dispute.
A top 30 contractor asked Stein Ray to defend it from a $150 million dollar claim involving high rise construction in 2004.
In 2005, Stein Ray was selected to arbitrate a dispute before an ICC tribunal arising out of a Chinese petrochemical project and to defend a claim involving wind towers built in Utah venued in Federal Court in New York.
2006 cases included a top 10 EPC firm's defense from a $78 million dollar claim arising from the St. Louis MetroLink Extension Project, the defense of several large condominium claims in California, and a claim by ownership against a contractor involving a Florida hotel tower. It also advised on several rail collision matters in this period.
In 2007, Stein Ray was selected by ownership to handle a delay claim involving a high rise condominium with $60 million at stake; to defend an owner from contractor claims involving a hotel in Armenia, and to prosecute several claims involving petrochemical facilities.
In 2008, Stein Ray defended from a $30 million delay claim arising from power plant boiler reconstruction; was called upon to advise on a waste pelletizer project in Ontario; completed an assignment involving a D-B-O contract for a Houston water treatment plant and was involved in the prosecution of multi-million dollar construction defect claims in Charleston, San Francisco and other cities.
In 2009, Stein Ray prosecuted a general contractor's claims for additional compensation related to the delay in the construction of hotels in Vermont and Arizona with $40 million at stake, assisted a design-build contractor in defending and prosecuting multi-million dollar claims arising from the construction of a PVC plant in Louisiana, and assisted a major lender in defeating mechanic's lien claims for a Chicago hotel project.
In 2010, assignments from owners of multi-billion dollar power plants, and an oil pipeline transport company involved hundreds of millions of dollars in potential claims. A major refiner and a company with international mining interests also requested Stein Ray's assistance with major claims amounting to nearly one half billion dollars.
In 2011, Stein Ray commenced the defense of a multi-million dollar claim against a design builder involving a brine plant in Arkansas. Also, Stein Ray was selected for a $75 million claim brought by a major lender in connection with a resort project in Colorado.
In 2012, Stein Ray began representation of an international mining consortium in connection with nearly one-half billion dollars in claims arising from a project in Madagascar.
In 2013, Stein Ray was retained for defense of a $40 million claim involving a Utah mineral processing facility. Stein Ray was also retained by one of the world's leading EPC contractors to investigate alleged false claims arising from a project in Afghanistan.
In 2014, Stein Ray became involved in the defense of an EPC firm against claims in excess of $1 billion in connection with a refinery project. In that year, Stein Ray also tried three ICC arbitrations in connection with related projects with combined claims in excess of $500 million. It also began work on a chemical processing plant dispute with hundreds of millions dollars at stake.
In 2015, Stein Ray took on the defense of a global EPCM Contractor against a pair of claims arising from a first-of-its-kind nickel and cobalt mine and mineral processing facility in Eastern Canada with stakes of approximately $1 billion (US). Stein Ray was also engaged with respect to a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility dispute in Western Canada.
In 2016, assignments ranged from defense of a $100 million claim involving a chemical processing facility in Tennessee, a claim for $80 million in connection with a power generating facility in Illinois and a claim and defense from disrupted progress of a Mexican pipeline.
Table of recent domestic matters:
|EPC Contractor||Defense of claims arising from refinery expansion||In excess of $1,000,000,000|
|EPCM Contractor||Defense of claims arising from nickel and cobalt mine and mineral refinery project||Approximately $1,000,000,000|
|Power Plant Owner||
Analysis and advice on overrun of target price contract for 1600 MW power plant. Assist in negotiation of disputes arising from delay and defective work
|Top 30 Contractor||Defense of lost profits claim arising from failed development of high rise project||$150,000,000|
|Major Stadium Design Team||Defense of design claim involving NFL stadium||$80,000,000|
|Joint Venture||Prosecution of delay and scope claims involving water treatment plant||$75,000,000|
|Top 5 EPC Firm||Defense of claim for delay and lost profit damages by owner of a semiconductor chip manufacturing facility||$70,000,000|
|Top 10 Engineering Firm||Defense of error and omission claim with respect to deep tunnel project||$60,000,000|
|National Developer||Defense and prosecution of delay claims for condo project||$60,000,000|
|Top 20 Contractor||Prosecution of a claim against surety for completion costs for airport terminal||$50,000,000|
|Top 5 EPC Contractor||Defense of claim arising from LNG facility in British Columbia||$50,000,000|
|Top 5 EPC Contractor
||Defense of claims related to a mineral processing facility||$40,000,000|
|Top 5 EPC Firm||Defense of claim for consequential damages, including lost profits, for failure to design and construct synthetic caffeine plant to meet output requirements||$40,000,000|
|Top 5 EPC Firm||Defense of claim related to start up and commissioning at power plant||$40,000,000|
|International Water Infrastructure Provider||Defense from claim of design and manufacturing defects arising from the construction of brine processing plant||$30,000,000|
|International Bank||Defense from claims of general contractor against owner of resort property||$30,000,000|
|Top 20 Engineering firm||Defense of breach of contract action alleging rights in government remediation contracts||$20,000,000|
|Top 100 Engineering Firm||Personal injury claims arising from collapse of structural steel at new Chicago Post Office||$20,000,000|
|Top 5 EPC Firm||Prosecution of claim for recovery of liquidated damages insurance coverage arising from delayed completion of distillery||$20,000,000|
|Top 50 A/E Firm||Defense of claims involving a famous college football stadium||$20,000,000
Stein Ray has tried nearly one hundred cases in the state and federal courts. Some of the more notable verdicts and awards include: