Jeff chairs the Firm’s Construction & Design practice group and is also a member of our Business & Commercial litigation practice group. He has tried or arbitrated more than 25 cases to verdict or award. His clients include publicly-traded companies, several of America’s largest private companies, and small businesses.
Although Jeff advises clients at all phases of a construction project, the principal focus of his practice is dispute resolution. For more than two decades, he has been privileged to advise EPC contractors, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, design professionals, and owners concerning disputes arising from a wide variety of construction projects, including: petroleum and biofuel refineries; food processing facilities; military facilities and government housing; earthen dams; sports stadiums; commercial office buildings and high-rise towers; heavy highway, transportation, and civil; distribution facilities; and condominium, apartment, retail, and mixed-use developments.
“The key is not the ‘will to win’ . . . everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” — Bobby Knight
In addition to trying and arbitrating a wide variety of construction disputes, Jeff has also tried several commercial, professional liability, and premises cases to verdict or award. These matters included: successfully prosecuting a claim in bankruptcy court to assume executory supply contracts worth more than $500 million, obtaining a complete defense verdict for a publicly-traded mortgage company in a $50 million breach of contract action, and successfully defending an international hotel franchisor in a premises liability action in which the plaintiff sought more than $1 million in damages.
Jeff serves as a mediator and arbitrator and is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Construction Arbitrators.