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DLA Piper LLP (US)

ONE ATLANTIC CENTER, 1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2800, ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450, USA
Tel:
Work +1 404 736 7800
Fax:
Fax +1 404 682 7800
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Robert Crewdson

Tel:
Work +1 404 736 7827
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/c/crewdson-robert-l/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Construction and Engineering; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; International Arbitration

Position

Partner and Co-Chair of DLA Piper's US Construction Group

Career

Robert Crewdson has a national and international practice focusing on the litigation and transactional needs of multi-national and national owners and contractors in the construction industry.

Robert handles significant disputes for owners and contractors across the country and around the world, including mediation, arbitration, and state and federal litigation matters. He has handled major disputes and litigation involving a wide variety of construction projects, including power plants, infrastructure projects, airport expansions, stadiums, mixed-use projects, healthcare facilities, office buildings, multifamily and projects and hotels. These matters have ranged from contractor terminations and extra work claims to delay claims and significant construction defect litigation.

He also advises clients with respect to the preparation of form contract documents, internal contracting and procurement policies, claims avoidance practices and in-house staff training.

Member

Construction Section; International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); National Multi Housing Council (NMHC); American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA); American Conference of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives (GAHE)

Education

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law; M.A., College of William and Mary; B.A., University of the South


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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