Jeffrey C. Bright, Esq. has a multi-state construction practice and is licensed in Pennsylvania, Maryland and California. He provides counsel on construction contracts, project disputes, litigation, employment law and real estate development. Typical clients include contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, owners, developers and design professionals. Jeff brings more than a decade of legal experience servicing the construction industry with sophisticated, solutions-oriented advice that is tailored to meet the risk allocation needs of the client and project.
Jeff routinely assists clients on redlining and negotiating construction contracts and has advised on hundreds of contract documents and negotiations. He prioritizes timely, practical advice to assist clients in closing deals. Jeff has guided clients on various project delivery methods, including traditional design-bid-build, design-build, multi-prime, delegated design, CM as advisor and CM at risk, integrated project delivery, joint ventures and pricing methods such as cost-plus fee with GMP and modified, custom hybrid approaches such as cost-plus fee in combination with select stipulated price items. Jeff also advises clients on custom contract templates for standard terms and conditions. He has advised large, multi-state regional contractors and subcontractors regarding their standard contract documents and state specific modifications.
Experience Navigating Project Disputes and Claims
In addition to negotiating construction contract documents, Jeff advises clients on project claims and disputes. He has litigated numerous cases in federal and state courts, including disputes in front of administrative agencies, such as the Board of Claims. He utilizes arbitration, alternative dispute procedures, and alternative fee arrangements when cost-efficient. Jeff has advised clients on a wide spectrum of disputes ranging from multi-million-dollar complex multi-party claims, to practical solutions to reduce risk on projects. He is experienced with all types of construction disputes, including: