Designed and built to serve the construction industry, Blueprint Construction Counsel assists clients on public and private construction projects throughout the United States and outside its borders – working with clients to identify, develop, and perform the legal services required on each project, from pre-bid through project close-out. The scope and form of Legal Design-Build services performed is project-specific – tailored to meet each client’s short-term needs, while supporting its long term success. Clients include a number of the largest companies ranked by Engineering News Record.
Blueprint Construction Counsel’s core competency is working alongside clients as an integrated part of a project team: assisting with risk avoidance and mitigation at the contracting stage; providing contractual compliance services over the course of a project; and helping to identify, allay, and resolve problems as they emerge in order to minimize project impacts, losses, and avoid litigation. Blueprint's pragmatic approach to dispute resolution focuses on identifying and satisfying the client’s bottom-line needs and achieving early resolution of disputes through the most efficient and cost-effective means.
The founding partners of Blueprint Construction Counsel, Danielle Cole and Tom Hall, developed the firm’s Legal Design-Build services approach based on in-depth knowledge of the construction business; the legal issues inextricably tied to every phase of a project from “cradle to grave" attendant risks; and effective means of managing those risks. Clients benefit from a diversity of perspectives informing the services performed on their behalf, including expierence as outside counsel, as lead US internal counsel for one of North America's largest construction firms, field engineering, and claims analysis.
Blueprint has a broad base of experience representing construction industry clients in the commercial, energy, health care, industrial, infrastructure, sports and transportation sectors with a variety of services including, without limitation those related to: claims and change orders (forensic analysis, devlopment, presentation and resolution); compliance (contractual and government); contracts and project-related agreements (drafting and negotiating); defaults, suspension and termination; disputes (avoidance, mitigation and resolution); insurance, liens and bonds; project counsel and project support; representation in formal dispute proceedings (mediation, litigation, and arbitration); risk management; and training of project teams on a variety of projects