Brian Fielden > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile
DLA Piper LLP (US) Offices
ONE ATLANTIC CENTER
1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2800
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450
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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.
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.
J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law; B.S.M.E., Southern Methodist University
The DLA Piper LLP (US) construction team stretches across the firm’s various US offices, with work ranging from large litigation or arbitration cases, to contracts and transactional-based advice for mixed-use, public service or entertainment venues. Anthony Meagher who co-chairs the practice in Baltimore along with Robert Crewdson in Atlanta, focuses on contentious matters, having successfully represented Buzzi Unicem USA in dismissing a $52m excess claim from a subcontractor, along with other project terminations and defect issues. Crewdson handles disputes work, but also handles much of the firm’s high-end transactional work. Also from the Atlanta office, Brian Fielden has a reputation for global work among project managers and contractors, having led with Italian colleagues on the $2bn construction of AS Roma’s new stadium.
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- M&A/corporate and commercial > Commercial deals and contracts
- Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
- Real estate
- Real estate > Land use/zoning
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)
- Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing
- Intellectual property > Patents: licensing
- Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
- Real estate > Real estate
- Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
- Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional and regulatory
- Dispute resolution > E-discovery
- Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech
- Tax > International tax
- Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)
- Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)
- Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
- Finance > Structured finance: securitization
- Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
- Antitrust > Cartel
- Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)
- Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power
- Industry focus > Healthcare: advice to service providers
- Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences
- Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers
- Industry focus > Insurance: non-contentious
- Labor and employment > Labor-management relations
- Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport
- Finance > Project finance
- Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation
- Tax > US taxes: contentious
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies
- Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings
- Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense
- Finance > Commercial lending
- Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional
- Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
- Dispute resolution > M&A litigation: defense
- M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts
- Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious
- Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
- Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas
- Investment funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital)
- Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense