Heavy Highway

Wisler Pearlstine’s construction lawyers concentrate in the representation of heavy/highway and utility contractors. With more than two decades of experience, our construction lawyers have a solid understanding of the heavy/highway and utility construction industry and of the significant issues and risks facing contractors and subcontractors involved in this work. Our lawyers have handled legal matters for contractors performing some of the most significant public works’ and infrastructure construction projects in the Philadelphia metropolitan area over the past 20+ years. This has included new highway/roadway construction work, interstate highway reconstruction and emergency repair work, bridge construction and rehabilitation work, airport runway and terminal construction work, foundations construction work, transit system rehabilitation and new construction projects, new sports stadiums, water/sewer construction projects and related public works’ construction projects. Specific types of legal matters that our lawyers have handled on these projects have included:

  • Bid protests and injunction actions
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements and bidding and compliance issues
  • Quantity overrun claims
  • Value engineering
  • Design errors and misrepresentations by project design professionals
  • Subsurface utility and other conflicts
  • Unforseen subsurface rock and other conditions
  • Utility relocation and interference issues
  • Delay, disruption and inefficiency claims
  • Constructive acceleration claims
  • Payment claims including remedies under prompt payment acts
  • Product failures on mass transit electrical systems
  • Drafting construction contracts and subcontracts, including effective “flow through” of prime contract obligations
  • Material plant (asphalt/stone) certification and compliance issues with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Concrete strength failures and causation analysis
  • OSHA compliance issues and contesting non-compliance citations

The firm is an active member of the Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to the interests of heavy/highway and utility contractors. Articles and publications on matters affecting heavy/highway and utility contractors are listed in the publications section of the website.

Contact partners Mason Avrigian, Jr. or Jeffrey P. Wallack for more information or any questions on the firm’s heavy/highway and utility construction work.