Exciting News!

As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

Together we are 

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We look forward to serving our clients from 23 offices and with 550 attorneys coast-to-coast.


Nexsen Pruet’s Construction lawyers are recognized throughout the industry by clients and colleagues for their experience, advocacy and thought leadership. The national distinctions earned by our group further illustrate its capabilities. Our attorneys and practice group are consistently ranked in the top tiers for both Chambers USA and U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers National Law Firm for Construction Litigation.

Our construction clients require counsel with a deep understanding of this ever-changing industry. Nexsen Pruet’s Construction law practice group is the largest group of construction attorneys in the Carolinas. In North Carolina, we are the only firm with construction lawyers residing in all three of the state’s largest metropolitan areas.

Our attorneys have decades of experience guiding clients through every stage of a construction project and have seen the bumps in the road. They use that knowledge to anticipate risks and discuss possible outcomes. Our award-winning Construction lawyers provide guidance on projects from beginning to end, advising on matters related to bidding and procurement, bid protests, contract preparation, and dispute resolution. 

Nexsen Pruet’s collaborative approach to client service is apparent in our ability to leverage our resources and pull together counsel from within the firm on real estate, environmental, corporate, employment, and bankruptcy matters that may affect your project — from contract reviews to permitting, insurance to financing, delays to cumulative impact, and surety bond claims.

How you resolve these matters can have a major impact on your company, your image, and your bottom line. Nexsen Pruet's team of Construction attorneys understands the many sides of the industry. Our lawyers have the experience needed to help manage and overcome the diverse challenges you deal with every day.

Broad industry experience

We are proud to have developed one of the leading construction practices in the southeast. Our experience touches on all areas of the industry, including:

  • Pre-construction planning
  • Bid-packaging
  • Bid protests
  • Defect claims
  • Delay and disruption claims
  • Employment issues
  • Federal, state and local procurement
  • Environmental permitting
  • Project financing
  • Contract drafting, negotiation and review
  • Claims preparation
  • Litigation, including multi-party and complex construction-related litigation in state and federal courts
  • Mediation and arbitration proceedings
  • Mechanics' liens and bond claims
  • Surety and insurance matters
  • Insurance coverage actions
  • Architectural copyrights

We represent clients throughout the Southeast and nationally, including public and private owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers collectively involved in billions of dollars of projects.

Our attorneys have been involved in many successful construction projects in both the public and private sectors including educational and medical buildings, infrastructure improvements, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and hospitality projects.

Leveraging our resources for you

We often work with attorneys from other practice areas, including:

  • The Environmental Group concerning issues of air and water quality
  • The Commercial Real Estate Group in the financing and development aspects of projects
  • The Employment and Labor Group for the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures
  • The Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Group when project participants encounter financial difficulties

Click below for more information about Nexsen Pruet’s experience: 




  • Preserving Lien Rights to Ensure Contactors are Paid for their Projects

    With the COVID-19 pandemic and newly elected officials taking office, there are many uncertainties about what 2021 will bring to the construction industry. However, one certainty is that contractors will need to preserve their lien rights to ensure they are paid on construction projects if problems arise. Attorney Jeff Reichard discusses lien rights in North Carolina as they relate to subcontractors, specifically first-tier subcontractors.

  • Ensuring Payment for Construction Projects

    As many businesses are planning to come out of the pandemic and get back to business, those in the construction arena know one thing – construction never stopped and won’t stop. However, sometimes the business needs to stop, and reflect on best practices. Construction attorney Brett Becker discusses what suppliers need to do to ensure they are ready to secure payment even when the customer stops paying.

  • COVID-19 and it's Effect on NC and SC Construction

    During the COVID-19 outbreak, the construction industry in the Carolinas has been impacted less than many industries. Most construction projects have continued without significant interruption.

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