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Federal Construction

The Cohen Seglias Federal Contracting Group knows how the system works. Our attorneys have considerable experience in representing Federal construction contractors. We also understand the Government's perspective and procedures because our attorneys have extensive experience on the other side of the table - handling construction contracting for Federal agencies.

Our practice focuses on military and civil works construction, and we have been involved in some of the leading cases decided by the boards of contract appeals and the courts in matters that occur during contract performance involving:

  • Differing site conditions
  • Defective specifications
  • Changes - including constructive changes and cardinal changes
  • Suspensions of work
  • Delays
  • Terminations for convenience
  • Terminations for default
  • Variations in estimated quantities
  • Over-inspection
  • Liquidated damages

We have successfully resolved Government contracting cases through the dispute process, and we possess considerable experience in filing claims and appeals. That said, we are always amenable to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) when it will better serve our clients’ needs. Because we understand the Government, we can focus on settlement strategies that garner the appropriate results that our clients deserve.

Our Federal Construction Contracting blog, found at, is the only blog that deals exclusively with federal construction contracting and is recognized as one of the most informative online resources for contractors.


Common Federal Construction Contract Issues

  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Defective Specifications
  • Constructive Changes
  • Delay, Inefficiency and Acceleration

Federal Contract Dispute Resolution

  • Requests for Equitable Adjustment
  • Contract Disputes Act Claims
  • CDA Claim Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
    • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
    • Court of Federal Claims Litigation
    • Subcontractor Pass-Through Claims
    • Liquidating Agreements
  • Miller Act Claims and other Surety Bond Issues
  • Subcontractor/Prime Contractor Litigation
  • Administrative Procedures Act Claims
  • Terminations
    • Terminations for Convenience
    • Terminations for Default: Challenges and Conversions

Specialty Contracts