Stein Ray LLP Attorneys At Law
Lawyers for Technically Complex Projects

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Stein Ray lawyers represent clients in a wide range of transactional work relating to the construction industry. Stein Ray has represented design teams, contractors, EPC and EPCM firms, and owners in drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts on numerous high-stakes projects.  Several of our clients have asked us to prepare their form construction and design contracts.

Design and construction contracts should be designed to fulfill the parties' objectives. It is not necessary, and can be counter-productive, to draft the "toughest" contract possible. That often leads to a dysfunctional project where the contract drives overly self-protective conduct. Stein Ray drafts design and construction contracts so that the method of project delivery required is integrated with the client's objectives, reasonable, and, if properly followed, will enhance the chances of the project being completed on time and on budget.

It is our strong belief that, as a result of our attorneys' experience in litigating many of the issues that arise first in the contract negotiation stage, we have a unique ability and advantage in drafting contract provisions on the "front-end" of a project to protect our clients' interests.

Representative recent engagements include:

ClientSummary of engagementApproximate value
Owner (office building project)Drafted full spectrum of project-related contracts, including preconstruction contract, construction contract and general conditions, architect's agreement, and development manager agreement$140,000,000
Owner (large hotel rehabilitation project)Drafted construction contract, general conditions, and development management agreementIn excess of $100 million
Owner (food manufacturing facility)Drafted design and construction contractsIn excess of $100 million
Owner (hotel project)Prepared all contracts in connection with development, design and construction of hotel, including preconstruction agreement, construction contract, general conditions, development manager agreement, nad architect's agreementIn excess of $100 million
Major international water infrastructure contractorDeveloped a suite of form contracts for design-build servicesN/A
Top 5 EPC contractorRevised the suite of form contracts pertaining to the contractor's work on mining, minerals, and manufacturing projectsN/A