Gregory Faulkner is chair of the firm’s Construction Group and a member of its Managing Committee. He has served as local, national, and international counsel in all aspects of construction law for over 25 years. Greg delivers a full-service approach to his practice, including selection of project delivery, preparation of bid documents, requests for proposals and qualifications, contract drafting, and negotiations. He also handles litigation in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration and mediation of all types of disputes.
Contract Procurement and Project Delivery
Greg represents institutional owners, developers, and construction firms in the procurement, drafting, and negotiation of all construction-related agreements. He has handled agreements for public and private projects ranging in size from under $10 million to over $700 million. He has prepared and negotiated master agreements involving large building projects for clients in various industries, such as education, transportation, food and beverage, hospitality, and health care.
Greg has served as lead counsel in the drafting and negotiating of hundreds of millions of dollars in design, construction, and consulting contracts, for several large-scale projects. Examples include college and university campus expansion projects; a food and beverage company’s global headquarters as well as the construction of its training, research and processing facilities; a multi-million dollar factory transformation project; a high rise luxury hotel and residences in Midtown Manhattan; a Colorado resort comprising two hotels and a convention center; a casino renovation in Las Vegas; and the conversion of a signature Seattle building into commercial office space.
He has created contract templates for both design and construction. He also regularly works with all standard industry forms, including from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ConsensusDocs, Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
Disagreements can arise during a construction project, over matters such as defective workmanship, additional costs, and delays. Greg assists clients in the construction industry with resolving these issues through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. His successes include a settlement of millions of dollars on claims relating to construction and design defects at a major university building complex, and the resolution of a complex delay claim on behalf of a contractor on a major transportation project. He also successfully represented a construction manager and project owner in the arbitration of several disputed subcontractor claims on a renovation of a historic theatre and adjacent magnet school project.
Greg is a longtime member of the commercial and construction panel of neutrals for both the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the American Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. He has chaired several arbitrations and has extensive training, including both Arbitrator 1 and Arbitrator 2, from the AAA. Mr. Faulkner has also served as an advocate in dozens of arbitrations, mediations and trials.
Greg is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Construction Law and Litigation – Construction, and he has been selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list since 2006. He is also a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, an invitation-only construction lawyer honorary society with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows from the United States and internationally. He has lectured around the country on matters pertaining to construction law. He is also a prolific writer, and contributes to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone.