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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2300 N STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON DC 20037-1122
United States
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United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

With offices in California, Texas, Washington and overseas, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s construction practice has a fully international reach. San Francisco-based Clark Thiel heads a department adept at advising on projects from the planning, design and entitlement phases through to completion and the handover stage, while aiming to resolve any disputes without unnecessary litigation. Thiel specialises in delay or cost overruns, breach of contract and defect claims, having recently defended Clark Construction on issues concerning the $750m Millennium Tower, with support from Washington DC-based team co-head Melissa Lesmes and John Heisse in San Francisco. Heisse also works on major transportation, healthcare and energy matters; his representation of AECOM and EnergySolutions in a $400m dispute over the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California is a particular matter highlight. The firm also assists clients with the drafting of design, construction and EPC contracts, new infrastructure financing and construction-related accident proceedings.