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Jeffrey R. Gans
Mr. Gans’ practice is concentrated on assisting owners and general contractors with issues that arise when starting, administering and closing out complex construction projects. He has substantial experience negotiating the multi-layered contractual agreements that govern large commercial construction projects. Mr. Gans' experience in negotiating design and construction contracts on large commercial projects includes those that deal with project financing, organized labor, insurance and specialty work.
His work includes pursuing and defending complex claims for delay and disruption, actual and constructive acceleration, breach of contract, catastrophic loss, professional liability, design and construction defects, liens and encumbrances, and bond and insurance coverage.
Mr. Gans also assists clients with troubled projects with the goal of mitigating catastrophic loss and delay, resolving design and project administration-related problems before formal dispute resolution is needed. When formal dispute resolution is required, Mr. Gans has significant experience representing clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation, before and during the construction phase and in post-construction proceedings. He has handled major trials of multimillion-dollar construction disputes and has represented contractors and construction managers in many other cases successfully resolved in settlement. Mr. Gans also assists clients in drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts. Mr. Gans was part of a team that was awarded the 2008 and 2010 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in Construction.
Mr. Gans’ clients, both foreign and domestic, include owners, engineers and subcontractors, often involved in projects with private and public (Federal, State and Municipal) partners. Many of his cases have involved complex engineering and construction issues.
In addition to offering traditional construction counseling, Mr. Gans has represented clients in litigation involving fraud (civil and criminal), bankruptcy, civil RICO and governmental investigations.
- Chambers USA, Construction—DC (2012)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Fourth, Federal and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; District of Columbia Court of Appeals