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Kerr Russell is well known for the scope and success of our representation in both public and private construction law matters. Our attorneys represent clients in all aspects of the construction process, including owners, lenders, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, involved in commercial, industrial, public construction and residential projects.

Our reputation has been earned through our speed and responsiveness in bringing successful closure to contract negotiations and preparation, contract administration, and construction claims and disputes, as well as our recognized cost-effective resolution of disputes, whether through private or third party-administered mediation or arbitration, or, when necessary, through litigation.

With extensive construction projects being undertaken throughout metro Detroit, and Michigan more broadly, it’s more important than ever for clients to have skilled, experienced legal counsel in place to protect and maximize their investments. Kerr Russell’s construction practice helps clients confidently approach all phases of their construction projects and resolve issues to minimize delays and expenses.

Our capabilities include:

  • Structuring joint ventures and limited liability companies among design professionals or contractors for specific projects
  • Preparation and negotiation of construction contracts, professional services contracts and related construction documents
  • Negotiation and resolution of disputes during the design and construction process
  • Assistance in the preparation, analysis, negotiation and resolution of construction claims
  • Advising suppliers on credit management programs
  • Preparation of and foreclosure of construction liens and claims on payment bonds
  • Defense of design professionals in claims for negligence/malpractice
  • Arbitration and litigation of construction disputes

Practicing Attorneys & Staff

Michael D. Carroll

Member

Michael D. Carroll maintains a general commercial litigation practice....

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Mark M. Cunningham

Of Counsel

Mark M. Cunningham has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of commercial,...

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Daniel J. Ferris

Member

Daniel J. Ferris feels privileged to be called upon to assist companies and individuals...

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Jacquelyn A. Klima

Member

Jacquelyn A. Klima’s practice focuses on surety defense, commercial litigation and appeals....

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Kurt R. Vilders

Of Counsel

When faced with a difficult legal challenge, a business’ most important asset is the...

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Robert R. Nix, II

Of Counsel

Robert R. Nix, II has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects...

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