Firm profile submitted by Moye, O’Brien, Pickert & Dillon, LLP
Managing Partner: James E Moye
Senior Partners: James E Moye, Stephen W Pickert, Sean M Dillon
Number of other lawyers: 12
Languages: English, Spanish
Established in 1989, Moye, O’Brien, Pickert & Dillon, LLP dedicates the entirety of its practice to the representation of national and multinational clients in all aspects of the construction industry throughout the United States of America (from California to Maine to Florida), the Caribbean basin, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Canada. In the last 28 years, the firm has developed and maintained long-standing 20+ year relationships with clients in the construction industry, including national and multinational general contractors, owners, design professionals, and other construction-related entities.
The firm’s philosophy is to provide high quality legal services at a fair rate, while always striving to extricate their clients from unavoidable controversies at the earliest practicable, most economical, and beneficial juncture. By doing so, the firm seeks to establish long-term, ongoing client relationships. The engineering and building construction backgrounds of a number of the firm’s attorneys allow the firm to employ a creative problem-solving approach, which is custom-tailored to the specific needs of each and every client. Each case, large or small, is just as important as any other and commands the firm’s complete attention.
PRACTICE AREASDispute Resolution in Construction
Contract Review & Negotiation
Construction Litigation Commercial Litigation
The representation of individuals and companies in the construction industry is a highly complex field of law. The firm’s practice is distinct in that it provides construction-related legal services to clients on a nationwide and international basis from its single office in Florida. In the firm’s view, it is one situation for a law firm to have multiple offices and serve clients in proximity of each of its offices and quite a different situation entirely for clients to request that Moye, O’Brien, Pickert & Dillon, LLP handle legal matters throughout the United States and internationally from a single office in Florida.
Nationwide, the firm has decades of experience with literally scores of projects involving various state department of transportation agencies as well as local government entities coast-to-coast. The firm’s legal work involves projects as diverse as seismic retrofit work on the Golden Gate Bridge on the West Coast to multi-billion dollar airport projects and waste-rock landslides on the East Coast, and from bridge demolition projects as far south as the Middle East to high-speed rail projects (Acela) in the Northeast. Transactional work and problem solving and litigation activities related to water treatment plants, reservoirs, high schools, airport expansions, high-speed rail, highways, bridges, dams, residential and commercial high-rises, parking structures, and smaller residential disputes make up a typical work day. The practice also includes dispute resolution and lawsuits concerning threshold inspections, soil stability studies, environmental assessments, design negligence, construction defects and bid protests. The firm’s practice includes dispute resolution proceedings and/or litigation with owners, developers, general contractors, and others in the construction arena, including architects, engineers, sureties, insurance companies and subcontractors. The attorneys also provide legal consultation on transactional-related work (e.g. reviewing RFPs, negotiation and consummation of contracts, concession agreements, design-build agreements, design sub-consultant agreements, subcontracts, purchase orders, and public-private partnership contracts).
The firm represents clients in a variety of contract and tort disputes.
Moye, O’Brien, Pickert & Dillon, LLP is also unique in that it has developed and maintained 20 to 25+ year relationships with many clients in the construction industry, including national and multinational construction managers, general contractors, engineering firms, design professionals and other construction-related entities. Clients include a number of household names in the US construction industry such as: ARCADIS U.S., Inc.; Baker Concrete Construction; Braskem America, Inc.; Central Florida Equipment; Community Asphalt Corp.; HDR Engineering, Inc.; J. Raymond Construction Company; Jennings Construction Services, LLC; Johnson Bros.; Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.; MACTEC Engineering & Consulting, Inc./AMEC; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc; MWH Americas, Inc.; MWH Global; Odebrecht Construction, Inc.; OHL USA (nationally); Parsons-Odebrecht, Joint Venture; PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. (nationally); PCL Construction Services, Inc.; Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. (internationally); Sauer, Inc.; TY Lin International; Walsh Construction (Archer- Western); ZOM Companies.
The firm advises international companies operating within the US. The firm also advises US companies on their foreign activities.