Practices

Construction

From the world headquarters of a global pharmaceutical company to the performing arts center at a major university, the projects completed by our construction group reflect an unsurpassed caliber of service and range of experience. 

Our work encompasses ground-up construction, adaptive reuse of historic buildings, and LEED certified buildings. Our team represents clients in design and construction contracting, licensing and permitting, bidding issues, labor agreements, and dispute avoidance.  

We have experience in all types of project delivery systems. Clients include developers, energy companies, public/private joint ventures, professional sports teams, universities and health care institutions, and major corporations. 

Experience 

  • Representation of a major telecommunications company in developing its 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters building. The project ranged from complex lease and tenant fit-out negotiations to assistance with the purchase of specialty components, including a four-story video wall and a two-story solid glass staircase.
  • Representation of a national retailer in lease negotiations for 40 build-to-suit stores and self-developed sites, and advising the operator of its sister stores in several lease negotiations, including a transaction with another retailer, on an 80,000-square-foot, self-developed combined store.
  • Representation of Harvard University, through its Allston Development Group, in the bold campus extension in Boston's Allston section. Phase One of the 50-year master plan includes a science center, a new graduate school of education, athletic facilities, and major infrastructure changes. Our representation comprises design, construction, and risk management matters, and includes the creation of a comprehensive, integrated set of form documents, including sustainability guidelines.