Joe’s practice has been dedicated exclusively to the construction and manufacturing industries for more than 15 years. He represents owners, EPC contractors, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors in disputes
on a wide array of construction projects, including power plants, mass transit systems, highways, high voltage electric transmission lines, pipelines and heavy industrial and commercial construction projects.
Clients call on Joe to help resolve their most difficult and complex disputes, benefiting from his dedication and experience. He has handled disputes in federal and state court, the United States Board of Claims, the Commonwealth
Board of Claims and in domestic and international arbitration. In addition to litigation, he advises clients throughout the life-cycle of a construction project to avoid disputes and maximize recoveries.
Joe currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Litigation Section of the ABA Forum on Construction Law and serves on the Young Professional Leadership Board of the Barnes Foundation. He lectures and writes on construction-related
topics, including handling discovery of electronically stored information in litigation, termination of construction contracts, delay and disruption claims, liability of design professionals, and mechanics' liens.
Served as trial counsel for a general contractor in connection with the construction of a mid-stream natural gas pipeline in the Marcellus Shale.
Represented a general contractor whose contract was terminated for convenience on a high voltage overhead transmission line upgrade project.
Currently serves as lead counsel for a rail car manufacturer in a dispute concerning the operation and maintenance of train sets for a significant mass transit system serving the northeast corridor.
Represents project owner on a breach of contract action out of the design and construction of a combined cycle power plant in Massachusetts.
Represents an EPC contractor on a nationwide billion dollar upgrade of a fiber-optic wireless network.
Represents a signaling supplier in an arbitration arising out of the retrofit of rail cars with Positive Train Control.
Serves as counsel for an EPC contractor in a dispute with an internet provider on a multi-billion dollar build-out of a new fiber-optic wireless network.
Represented an EPC contractor in connection with a 1240 MW coal-fired power plant.
Represented a general contractor in connection with the renovations of a state university.
Served as lead counsel for the project owner stemming from the supply of oil for an oil-fired power plant in Kingston, Jamaica.
Represented a project owner in connection with the construction of a natural gas pipeline in Mexico.
Represented a public development corporation stemming from a utility services contract with the United States Navy.