Construction Law

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 start to 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 our team.

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, and 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 provide construction contract counseling and advice, and we 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. The attorneys featured below are particularly experienced in Construction. To learn more about an attorney, please click on their name.

James R. Cavilia

Joan C. Wright

Christopher MacKenzie

Karen A. Peterson
Daniel S. Judd


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