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DLA Piper LLP (US)
ONE ATLANTIC CENTER
1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2800
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

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

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Brian FieldenDLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) stands out in particular for its extensive domestic and international reach. Indeed, working in conjunction with colleagues from across the firm’s office network, the construction team is advising on cross-border matters in Asia and Europe, as well as on numerous projects throughout the US. Sports arenas and related developments have been a significant part of the team’s work in recent years; in this space, Brian Fielden is acting for Braves Development Company in the Battery mixed-use development adjacent to the Atlanta Braves stadium, and is also assisting the Texas Rangers baseball team with its $1bn stadium construction. The group is jointly chaired by Anthony Meagher, who focuses primarily on construction disputes, and Robert Crewdson, who takes the lead on high-end transactional matters and also handles litigation. Meagher is based in Maryland, while Crewdson is in Atlanta alongside Brian Fielden, who is also recommended.

DLA Piper LLP (US) stands out in particular for its extensive domestic and international reach. Indeed, working in conjunction with colleagues from across the firm’s office network, the construction team is advising on cross-border matters in Asia and Europe, as well as on numerous projects throughout the US. Sports arenas and related developments have been a significant part of the team’s work in recent years; in this space, Brian Fielden is acting for Braves Development Company in the Battery mixed-use development adjacent to the Atlanta Braves stadium, and is also assisting the Texas Rangers baseball team with its $1bn stadium construction. The group is jointly chaired by Anthony Meagher, who focuses primarily on construction disputes, and Robert Crewdson, who takes the lead on high-end transactional matters and also handles litigation. Meagher is based in Maryland, while Crewdson is in Atlanta alongside Brian Fielden, who is also recommended.