Construction Law

Construction law is an integral part of Coon & Cole’s practice.  Over the past 35 years, lawyers from the firm have appeared before state and federal courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies on behalf of contractors.   The firm serves construction clients in such trades as general contracting, heavy infrastructure, electrical, plumbing, painting, ironworking and commercial retail, and office build-out. 

The firm provides owners, general contractors and subcontractors with a full range of day-to-day services, such as:

  • Contract drafting, review and negotiation
  • On-site visits
  • Emergency advice for unexpected occurrences
  • Change order strategy and procedure
  • Notice and reservation-of-rights letters


On a regular basis, the firm handles claims in a variety of contexts:

  • Bid protests
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Bond claims, including Miller Act and Little Miller Act claims
  • Lawsuits for breach of contract and for equitable adjustment, before state and federal courts and the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals
  • MHIC claims
  • Arbitration
  • Appeals

Additionally, the firm has acted as lead counsel for general corporate matters, such as:

  • Acquisition and merger of large construction companies
  • Development and acquisition (including zoning) of asphalt plants
  • Legal aspects of quarry management, leasing and acquisition


The firm is fully capable of providing all experience needed for the benefit of any construction company, regardless of size or trade.