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Government Construction Projects

Mayer Brown’s lawyers leverage their extensive experience with government and construction law to advise clients on government construction projects.


Mayer Brown’s construction and design experience with respect to government and nonprofit projects is considerable. We represent public owners, contractors and lenders in negotiating and preparing EPC, design-build and other design and construction agreements, leases, service agreements, purchase agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, consulting contracts, transportation agreements and other project management agreements for a variety of governmental construction projects encompassing many industry sectors. We are familiar with the laws that apply to government construction projects, and we advise on public procurement, choice of delivery methodologies, competitive bidding, bid protests, bonding requirements, performance security, construction claims, liens and similar matters.

Our firm has represented various parties in the construction and development of projects throughout the United States and globally, offering them an experienced public-private perspective on the requirements to successfully carry out the design, development and construction of projects of all types.

Representations include the negotiation and drafting of contract documents for billions of dollars worth of toll roads and bridges, rail projects including the ongoing high-speed rail project in California, sports stadiums, hotels, conference facilities, hospitals, universities, multifamily housing, museums and many other projects. Some of our representative clients in this area include the California High Speed Rail Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, Acciona Energy North America, NorthShore University Health Systems, Vestas-Canadian Wind Technology, the University of Notre Dame, the State of Illinois, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the City of Chicago and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.

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