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DLA Piper LLP (US)

6225 SMITH AVENUE, BALTIMORE, MD 21209-3600, USA
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Work +1 410 580 3000
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Fax +1 410 580 3001
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www.dlapiper.com

Anthony Meagher

Tel:
Work +1 410 580 4214
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/m/meagher-anthony-l/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Construction and Engineering; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Real Estate; Infrastructure Finance; International Arbitration; Product Liability, Mass Torts and Product Stewardship

Position

Partner; Co-Chair, Construction

Career

Anthony Meagher's practice concentrates on the arbitration and litigation of construction claims, the negotiation of construction contracts, and the litigation of other commercial disputes.

Anthony regularly represents developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers in construction claims and product defect litigation. He has litigated and arbitrated construction claims throughout the country and internationally.

Anthony also has successfully utilized mediation to resolve a number of significant construction disputes, and is a trained mediator who mediates construction and other commercial disputes. Anthony has negotiated design and construction contracts on major industrial and professional sports facilities, schools and other public facilities, and numerous other types of commercial developments.

Anthony has extensive experience handling construction claims involving a wide variety of issues on such projects as industrial facilities, office buildings, hotels, retail development and multifamily housing, as well as extensive experience handling a variety of other real estate-related litigation, including leasing disputes, disputes involving the sale of commercial real property, brokerage commission disputes, property boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants and other similar matters.

Member

ABA Forum on the Construction Industry; ABA Section of Public Contract Law

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; B.A., Texas Lutheran University


United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

DLA Piper LLP (US) is frequently engaged by owners and developers in complex transactional and contentious construction matters. The team is spread across a number of the firm's multiple US offices, with practice co-chairs Robert Crewdson and Anthony Meagher in Atlanta and Baltimore respectively. Crewdson was recently enlisted by new client Brandywine Realty Trust to defend against delay claims brought by the construction manager and structural engineer. The claims concern a forty-story mixed-use development project in Philadelphia, and culminated in a huge success for the client. Meagher was the key name in successfully acting for Buzzi Unicem in complex arbitration proceedings centering on the client's $300m cement plant. The firm also has a strong track record in stadium projects, and has recently worked alongside the Milan office on the new AS Roma stadium, with costs totaling over $2bn. Atlanta partner Brian Fielden led on this matter, supported by a team including Virginia partner Mark Whitaker and New York partner Richard Rubano. Similarly, Fielden has been assisting Nashville Holdings with negotiating design and construction agreements for the construction of a $250m stadium in Nashville, currently under construction.

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