Across the country, from FEMA hurricane projects to major airport, freeway, water and sewer projects, the members of Butzel Longs Construction practice have been recognized as industry leaders, successfully representing general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and material suppliers in all aspects of the construction industry. Our deep industry knowledge extends from government relations to project management and whether it's bidding and building a project or understanding the nuances surrounding different types of dirt we pride ourselves on being as capable working on public works projects as we are working with contractors.
Our attorneys are veterans of the profession, with expertise in all phases of the construction process, including development of initial project concepts, land acquisition and permitting, financing, contract negotiation, preparation of bid and contract documents, bid protests, project administration, claims preparation, negotiation, mediation and/or litigation and final project closeout. Furthermore, our experience reaches virtually every type of construction project, including commercial, residential, recreational (stadiums and arenas), educational, health care, retail, heavy construction, infrastructure, historic, manufacturing, hotel, airport, domestic, international, public and private. We serve in many different roles for our clients as industry insiders and problem solvers we understand our clients' businesses and know how to navigate through government and work with industry personnel to get projects completed efficiently and cost effectively. We are general counsel to Michigan's largest industry trade group, Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, and count a substantial number of its members as clients. We are also active members in several other industry groups such as Associated General Contractors of Michigan and are frequently asked to lecture and present programs to industry professionals and other lawyers. In addition to representing clients, a number of our attorneys serve as arbitrators, mediators and masters in complex construction disputes.