In a recent Construction Dive article, Gunster Shareholder and Construction Law Practice Co-Chair, Julia Holden Davis, weighs in on the rising dispute costs the construction industry is seeing in the post-Covid landscape.
Julia details how increasing costs and financing requirements have led more people to dispute things they might have overlooked before. She also shares how her most savvy clients engage in preconstruction planning to avoid potential disputes. “They spend a lot of time on the front end reviewing documents, trying to understand what’s there, raising concerns early and really following all of the requirements in the contract in terms of correspondence and notice and put a lot of emphasis on that organizationally,” she observes.
Julia Holden Davis is a trial lawyer who serves on Gunster’s board of directors. She focuses her practice on the construction and transportation sectors. Having served as the chief operating officer of a large regional firm, Julia is dedicated to bringing a practical understanding of the realities facing businesses. She strives to assist her clients with the constant balance between managing risks and solving problems while pursuing opportunities and growth in today’s competitive market.