Brian Fielden > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450
United States

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




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

His broad range of project experience includes large infrastructure, rail, energy (solar, wind, combined-cycle power plants, biomass, methanol), industrial, mixed-use developments, casinos and professional sports stadiums. His transactional projects often involve complex, public-private partnership (P3) arrangements. Brian has handled construction disputes and transactions on projects located throughout the United States and in Africa, Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, throughout Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Brian’s adversarial practice has involved complex construction and real estate-related matters involving a variety of claims including delay, extra work and significant construction defects.

In his transactional practice, Brian regularly represents global companies in negotiating design and construction agreements, complex EPC and O&M agreements, and project agreements in various P3 structures. 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.


Urban Land Institute; Sports Lawyers Association; Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys; Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) Planning Committee


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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

(Leading lawyers)

Brian FieldenDLA Piper LLP (US)

The ‘experience, intellect and resources‘ of the construction practice DLA Piper LLP (US) are brought to bear on projects across the US and internationally, in both contentious and non-contentious capacities. The team regularly represents clients in both the courts and in arbitration, and the practice is fully integrated with the firm’s real estate, litigation and financing teams, facilitating comprehensive project support on contracts and agreements. In Baltimore, Anthony Meagher concentrates on the arbitration and litigation of construction claims, the negotiation of construction contracts, and the litigation of other commercial disputes; he co-leads the practice with Robert Crewdson, frequent counsel to owners and investors, handling transactional matters and litigation. Brian Fielden has ‘in-depth knowledge of all things construction‘ and is a renowned figure in PPP projects, with a client list that includes the Global Infrastructure Investment Association. A number of the team’s recent big ticket litigations are being led by John Ducat, and of counsel Suzanne Karbarz Rovner is the name to note at the Chicago office. All named lawyers are based in Atlanta unless otherwise stated.