Construction Litigation

Marcus & Shapira regularly represents contractors and owners in construction litigation.

The firm represented the owner of One Mellon Bank Center in connection with multi-million dollar claims for defective construction.

The firm also successfully represented the operator of the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh against a steel erection company for defective construction. The firm also represents a major hotel developer in construction litigation arising out of hotel construction projects.

As many former steel mill sites are developed for industrial and retail operations, the problem of subterranean expansive steel slag has become a major problem. The firm has developed considerable expertise handling litigation arising from damage caused by expansive steel slag—including not only insurance coverage disputes but also litigation against the responsible parties.