Hawkins Parnell & Young has extensive experience representing clients in all areas of the construction industry, including public and private owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals, suppliers, and sureties. Our lawyers provide sound advice in every phase of the construction process from project delivery to contract formation, performance, administration, project monitoring, and close-out. We understand deal structure and other construction issues including public and private partnerships, joint ventures and entity structures, women and minority participation requirements and related issues. With experience working directly for owners, developers and contractors, our lawyers have the knowledge, skills and business acumen to deliver industry-specific legal services.

Additionally, our team is skilled in early and alternative dispute resolution to efficiently resolve construction and design disputes. When disputes cannot be resolved, Hawkins Parnell vigorously defends clients in arbitration or litigation. Our lawyers have significant experience bringing complex, multi-party and high exposure construction matters to a favorable conclusion.


  • Commercial High Rise Buildings
  • Multi-Family Buildings
  • College and University Facilities
  • Condominiums
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Government Centers
  • Museums
  • Retaining Walls
  • Athletic Venues
  • K-12 Schools Facilities
  • Parking Decks
  • Retail Facilities


  • Negligent Design Claims
  • Engineering Design Claims
  • Structural Failure Claims
  • Building Products Class Actions
  • Complex Construction Defect
  • Delay Claims and Extra Work Claims
  • Water Intrusion
  • Payment and Performance Disputes
  • Scheduling
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligence
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Mold and Pollution
  • Unsuitable Soils
  • Brownfield and CERCLA Hazardous Substances
  • Condominium Association Claims
  • Extra Work Claims