Severson & Werson’s transactional counselors help our clients negotiate and execute strategically-worded contracts yielding critical advantages, including increased profitability, improved client relationships and, of course, minimized liability and exposure to cost, including with respect to uninsurable losses. Our attorneys have decades of experience reviewing, preparing, and negotiating contracts for our clients. We act both “behind the scenes,” consulting with our clients and ghost-writing modifications to proposed agreements, and through direct engagement with attorneys for our clients’ clients.

We recognize that our clients have varying reasons and resources with respect to the drafting of contracts. From editing a single clause to full contract negotiation services, Severson & Werson’s transactional counselors are ready to assist our clients as needed and in conformity with their applicable legal services budgets.

Particularly in the construction arena, we have helped our clients obtain fair and effective agreements for hundreds if not thousands of construction contract projects, including schools, hospitals, parking garages, community redevelopments, civil infrastructure, and residential. Our transactional counselors are well versed with all delivery models in construction, including traditional design-bid-build, design-build, PPP, and IPD, and knowledgeable as to how to best structure our clients’ agreements for any and all construction projects.

With extensive in-depth knowledge and experience in litigation and ADR, Severson & Werson’s transactional counselors have also been “in the trenches” in trials and binding arbitration hearings, which gives them valuable insight as to how to best position our clients vis-à-vis potential construction contract claims through effective transactional counseling. Simply put, we help our clients draft contracts which get them paid and keep them out of the line of fire of claims.