Construction Industry Team

From the initial spark of an idea to the final closeout, there are countless decisions involved in every construction project. You can’t afford to put these decisions on hold while you wait for your law firm to get up to speed.

Contractors, architects, and owners trust Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge to help move a project forward from day one. Our Construction Industry Team includes attorneys who have relevant industry experience. For example, they’re not just environmental attorneys; they’re environmental attorneys who often represent construction industry clients.

This team approach means you can rely on us for virtually any legal need that may arise before, during, or after a project:

  • Arbitration and mediation 
  • Bid preparation and procurement
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Business and estate planning
  • Business entity formation
  • Business taxation
  • Construction accidents
  • Construction liens
  • Construction litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Contract drafting and interpretation
  • Corporate litigation
  • Delay and acceleration claims
  • Defaults, threatened and actual
  • Design professionals errors and omissions
  • Differing site conditions
  • Employee benefits and policies
  • Employment litigation
  • Environmental issues
  • Green building and LEED certification
  • Health care construction
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Labor issues
  • Payment and performance bonds
  • Product selection performance issues 
  • Professional licensing
  • Project finance
  • Real estate matters
  • Zoning and planning, variances

It also means we can jump in immediately to help resolve matters, since we don’t have to spend time familiarizing ourselves with your business and your project. Rest assured—the knowledge you need already exists on our team. Our attorneys have experience with virtually every type and size of construction project, both private and public, including:

  • Casinos
  • Condos & Apartment Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Power Plants
  • Retail Developments
  • Single-family Homes
  • Churches
  • Highways & Bridges
  • Hotels
  • Office Buildings
  • Resorts
  • Schools & Universities
  • Sports Facilities


Name Title Office Phone VCard Email
Charles F. Behler Of Counsel Grand Rapids 616.458.6245
Robert W. Parker Attorney Traverse City 231.486.4504
Michael J. Roberts Attorney Grand Rapids 616.458.1212
D. Adam Tountas Attorney Grand Rapids 616.458.0437

Smith Haughey Publications for Construction Industry Team

Type Date Title
Legal Alert 9/16/2011 Construction Law Update
Legal Alert 1/28/2011 Construction Law Update (January 2011)
Legal Alert 6/17/2010 Construction Law Update (June 2010)
Legal Alert 3/17/2010 Construction Law Update (March 2010)
Legal Alert 11/9/2009 Construction Law Update (November 2009)
Legal Alert 3/19/2009 Construction Law Update (Mar. '09)
Legal Alert 9/24/2008 Construction Law Update (Sept. '08)
Legal Alert 7/23/2008 Construction Law Update (July '08)
Legal Alert 4/18/2008 Construction Law Update (Apr. '08)
Legal Alert 1/16/2008 Construction Law Update (Jan. '08)
Legal Alert 10/29/2007 Construction Law Update (Oct. '07)

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