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DLA Piper LLP (US)

ONE ATLANTIC CENTER, 1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2800, ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450, USA
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Brian Fielden

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Real Estate; Construction and Engineering; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Infrastructure Finance; Construction and Engineering; Real Estate Development and Planning; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; International Arbitration; Hospitality and Leisure; Energy and Natural Resources; Media, Sport and Entertainment

Position

Partner

Career

Brian Fielden has a national and international construction law practice representing owners, contractors and lenders in both litigation and transactional matters.

Brian has handled construction disputes and transactions on projects located throughout the United States and in the Caribbean, Canada, Latin America, UK, Italy, Asia and the Middle East. His broad range of experience includes mixed-use developments, multi-family / condominium, retail, office, hotels, professional sports stadiums, a variety of energy projects, (renewable, combined-cycle power plants, distributed generation), mass-transit facilities, and large infrastructure projects. His transactional projects often involve complex, public-private partnership components.  

Brian's adversarial practice has spanned a broad range of complex construction and real estate-related matters involving multi-million dollar claims. These litigation and arbitration engagements have ranged from lien claims to complex delay claims to significant construction defect claims, including numerous cases involving water intrusion.

In his transactional practice, Brian regularly represents global companies in negotiating design and construction agreements for their projects in both the commercial and energy sectors. He also advises companies in preparing form design and construction documents and implementing internal procedures to manage risk and avoid claims in their construction programs. 

Brian also represents professional sports teams and lenders globally on construction and development matters on stadium and arena projects, often involving integrated mixed-use developments.  

Brian has been accredited as a LEED® AP (BD+C) by the Green Building Certification Institute.

Education

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law; B.S.M.E., Southern Methodist 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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