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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

Construction

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.  Recent representations include:  the Atlanta Braves on SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta, as well as the Braves new Spring Training facility in Sarasota, FL; the Texas Rangers on Globe Life Field and adjacent Texas Live!; AS Roma’s Stadio della Roma and adjacent integrated mixed-use.  Other projects include new facilities for the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Football Club, and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

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

Education

JD, University of North Carolina School of Law; BSME, Southern Methodist University


United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

Robert Crewdson and Anthony Meagher chair the construction group at DLA Piper LLP (US) from Atlanta and Baltimore respectively; other keys offices for the practice are Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The firm continues to be a major player in the commercial and residential real estate market, with Credwson representing Federal Realty Investment Trust in connection with the preparation of various design and construction agreements for the ongoing development of the $600m Santana Row project in San Jose, California. The firm is also noted for its work on infrastructure projects, which includes advising on stadia and large-scale mixed-use developments. Brian Fielden (Atlanta) has been handling the construction law considerations for AS Roma’s new stadium, the Stadio della Roma, and has advised Rangers Baseball Express on the development, design and construction of the Rangers’ new ballpark and integrated mixed-use development in Arlington, Texas. The firm has other longstanding client relationships with the Atlanta Braves, AIG Global Real Estate and Cityline Partners.

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