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Due to our keen knowledge of construction issues, we have achieved impressive results for our clients in both public and private construction projects.

James R. Cavilia

Allison MacKenzie’s experience with construction law allows us to provide in-depth situation assessment to suggest and create tailored strategies for the appropriate resolution of the situation. We provide counsel to all entities involved in the building process, from the start to the finish. Property owners, builders, developers, suppliers, designers, contractors and subcontractors can all benefit from the experience of Allison MacKenzie’s construction lawyers.

We concentrate on helping your project move forward as smoothly as possible and seek to protect your investment. Preparation of Requests for proposals, contracts and providing comprehensive advice for the construction industry are all services you can expect to receive from Allison MacKenzie.

We advise clients regarding contract formation and negotiation for both public and private works. Our legal services include: solicitations and preparation of bids and proposals, preparation of  Owner / Contractor agreements, partnering, joint ventures and subcontractors. We defend, protect and challenge awards of bids. Additionally, the ability of our firm to litigate claims gives us the credibility to effectively negotiate creative solutions to possible disputes.

We handle contract disputes involving delays, acceleration, design deficiency, defective work, lack of payment, lien filings and surety matters. We participate in mediations, arbitrations and administrative claim proceedings before Nevada and federal agencies, state and federal court litigation before juries and judges We provide the following law services:

• Contract preparation
• Permitting
• Public work bidding
• Construction litigation
• Constructive changes to contracts
• Design errors
• Warranties
• Multiple prime contractors responsibilities and liabilities
• Delays and accelerations, including supply claims
• Work suspensions
• Terminations

We have  the experience and size to proved construction contract counseling and advice and respond to client inquiries on an as-needed basis. We have the ability and resources to provide a quick response time to these project needs:

• Employee and Employer Relations
• Prevailing Wage Matters
• Safety
• Contract Interpretation


At Allison MacKenzie, our team of attorneys provides comprehensive counsel in a variety of areas. In particular, the attorneys featured below are experienced in Construction. To learn more about a particular attorney, please click on his/her name.

James R. Cavilia
Joan C. Wright
Christopher MacKenzie
Ryan D. Russell
Karen A. Peterson


Allison MacKenzie serves an extensive clientele ranging from large corporations to small, entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses – as well as many individuals.

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