Construction Law

Named one of the Best Law Firms in the field of construction for the Charlotte metropolitan region by U.S. News & World Report in 2011, the Hamilton Martens Construction and Procurement Law Practice Group has decades of experience representing a broad range of construction industry clients. We provide a wealth of hands-on business and legal experience to develop practical, real world solutions for the challenges our clients confront on a daily basis.  Our clients come from all sectors of the construction industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, vendors, suppliers, lenders, insurers and sureties, with projects ranging from local commercial and municipal buildings, to schools, roads and highways, industrial and manufacturing plants, condominium and townhome complexes, residential subdivisions, universities, sports stadiums and athletic fields, airports, bridges, chemical plants and other commercial and industrial projects.

The attorneys in the Hamilton Martens Construction and Procurement Law Practice Group have spent years serving the industry and are committed to staying up to date on the current industry trends and practices.  With experience working in the construction industry, Hamilton Martens attorneys are fellows in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, are serving or have served as Vice Chair and/or Chair of the South Carolina Construction Law Council, and are listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  Additionally, our members regularly speak at various trade and bar organizations on topics within the field of construction law. Herb Hamilton, the senior member of the group, has served on the AAA’s Carolina Regional Board for the Construction Industry and regularly serves as an arbitrator and  mediator in a variety of construction related disputes.

Our attorneys strive to understand the particulars and economic realities of our client’s businesses and the projects they are working on and we tailor our advice to suit each client’s specific, individualized needs.  Through our wealth of experience in the industry and knowledge of the law we strive to help our clients fashion practical solutions to their problems.

Our attorneys have extensive experience and expertise representing construction industry members in all aspects of construction law, from mediation and arbitration to jury and bench trials in state and federal court.  We provide assistance in site location, geotechnical analysis and testing, government contracting, public and private procurement law, bid preparation, acquisition and financing, land use and zoning, contract drafting and negotiation, project administration, CM oversight and supervision, A&E work, damage claims by owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, insurance and surety bond claims, employment matters, licensing, environmental liability, and design professional liability.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about our value-driven, client oriented approach towards representing various members in the construction industry.

Our Construction Law practice is led by Herb Hamilton, who has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America in the category of Construction Law since 2004*

*Published by Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers in America¨ is widely regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Lawyers are selected for inclusion on the list through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the United States confidentially evaluate their peers.