Every construction project presents potential risk exposure from compliance with rules and regulations to issues related to insurance coverage, liability for failures, damage, and injury. HBS provides solutions for all your construction-related needs.

Our attorneys have significant experience with successfully navigating industry issues from project design to acceptance. We represent a vast range of industry clients including developers, builders, contractors, transportation providers, insurance carriers, and governmental agencies with all related issues. HBS’ Construction Counsel also provides tailored representation for engineers, architects, and other design professionals in a variety of matters from design through the construction process.

Whether it is litigation in state and federal courts, panel arbitrations, mediations, trial, contract negotiation and drafting, transactional work, claims for delay or extra work, defense for property damage and personal injury, or risk management, our broad experience in the field allows us to anticipate, advise, and assist with issues encountered before, during, and after project completion.


Our attorneys have assisted clients through a wide variety of issues, and our effectiveness in the area of construction law is demonstrated in our handling of cases representing individuals, corporations, and government entities.  We represent clients with all their legal needs, including:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Architectural, Engineering, & Other Design Professionals
  • Bid Compliance
  • Construction Design & Defect
    • Change Orders
    • Code Enforcement
    • Delay Damages
    • Extra Work
  • Contract Compliance
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Environmental
    • Chemical Exposure
    • Moisture Intrusion
    • Mold
    • Sedimentation
    • Toxic Tort
  • Government Projects
  • Injuries
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Liability
    • Personal Injury
  • Licensing & Permitting
  • Mechanics Liens & Waivers
  • OSHA
    • Compliance
    • Investigations
    • Violations
  • Regulatory Control
    • Erosion
    • Grading
    • Hydrology & Water Flow
  • Risk Assessment & Evaluation
  • Synthetic Stucco
  • System Design & Installation

  In a Construction Dive article following a recent trend of including anti-harassment language in subcontracts to codify a unified approach against hate on job sites, Joseph F. Herbert III, partner and co-chair of the Construction Practice Area at Hall Booth

Construction contract terminations for convenience are being exercised more frequently, introducing additional risk for contractors and subcontractors. This is according to a Construction Dive article regarding a trend of owners pulling the plug on construction projects as supply chain pressures

In our latest edition of the HBS Legal Trends podcast produced by Business RadioX, Red Bank Partner Joseph F. Herbert sat down with the CEO of Construction Consulting Associates (CCA), Mark McGivern. During the podcast, the two cover the benefits of

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce 47 lawyers from the firm were honored in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This award is based on an evaluation process that includes a collection of client

In an article published in Engineering News-Record, Brad Shefrin, Colorado-based partner at Hall Booth Smith, discusses the importance of construction design firms consulting with local professionals to avoid costly and embarrassing design problems. “Even though most states have open reciprocity allowing