Smith Currie & Hancock

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Firm Overview

Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP is committed to providing comprehensive legal services nationwide and internationally to all parts of the construction industry. The firm also has a broad government contracts practice. In addition to construction related matters, Smith Currie’s government contracts practice covers federal agency timber and concessionaire contracts, federal contracts for natural resources, access to federal lands, and compliance with federal environmental rules. Smith Currie lawyers serve as leaders in industry associations and as frequent speakers at industry conferences and workshops. Many of the firm’s lawyers bring experience as engineers and contractors to the practice of law. The firm has accumulated decades of demonstrated litigation success together with significant success in resolving clients’ disputes using all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Managing Partner: Eric L. Nelson
Number of attorneys: 68
Languages: English, Russian, Spanish

Main Areas of Expertise

Construction:

Smith Currie lawyers represent clients in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, consult on project development, and advise during project construction. The firm has broad experience assisting clients at every stage and with every facet of a project, including: contract preparation and negotiation, labor and human resources issues, safety and health matters, project finance, insurance and bonding, contract administration, claims avoidance, and claims preparation, prosecution, and defense. Both domestically and internationally, the firm advises on a wide array of public and private projects such as energy, infrastructure, industrial, commercial, healthcare, and governmental works.

Government Contracts

Smith Currie has decades of experience navigating the complex regulations governing federal contracting. Smith Currie is equally comfortable assisting clients entering the federal market and advising experienced federal contractors. The firm’s lawyers regularly handle complex matters, including bid protests, ethics compliance, cost and pricing data, fraud and false claims, Buy American Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Miller Act bonds, subcontracting and small business teaming arrangements. The firm has extensive experience handling disputes before the various boards and courts and defending clients against government investigations and claims. The firm’s lawyers have worked on a wide range of federal projects including dams and levees, office buildings, courthouses, hospitals, and military facilities of all types.

International Work

The firm regularly represents clients on projects in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. The firm is frequently called on to advise on foreign construction related matters and has served as counsel in arbitrations before various international arbitration tribunals.

Clients

Smith Currie’s clients include ENR Top 400 contractors, small family-held general contractors, and large public and private owners as well as subcontractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, sureties, insurance companies, suppliers, construction trade associations, lending institutions, and real estate developers. In addition, the firm represents timber interests, concessionaires and other government contractors.

Key Contacts

Managing Partner

Eric L. Nelson
elnelson@smithcurrie.com
+1 404 582 8061

Firm Rankings

Construction
Band 1

Articles

From Flawed Methodology to False Claims Act Liability: A Cautionary Tale

In January of this year,  the Court of Federal Claims issued a harsh reminder of the serious implications of the certification of a claim when dealing with the federal government. In Lodge Construction, Inc. v. United States, not only did the contractor fail to recover on its affirmative claims, but the Court also found merit in […]

01 Aug 2022
From Flawed Methodology to False Claims Act Liability: A Cautionary Tale

In January of this year,  the Court of Federal Claims issued a harsh reminder of the serious implications of the certification of a claim when dealing with the federal government. In Lodge Construction, Inc. v. United States, not only did the contractor fail to recover on its affirmative claims, but the Court also found merit in […]

20 Jul 2022
California court of Appeal says, “Hire Unlicensed Subcontractors At Your Own Peril!”

California Court of Appeal Says To Licensed Contractors, “Hire Unlicensed Subcontractors At Your Own Peril!” In an opinion that should be a warning to all licensed contractors in California, the Court of Appeal held that licensed contractors cannot collect payment from project owners for unlicensed subcontractor work under California Business and Professions Code § 7031(a). […]

20 Jul 2022

Press Releases

Smith Currie to Open New Washington, D.C. Metro Area Office

Smith Currie is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 opening of its new Washington, D.C. Metro Area office in Tysons, Virginia. The new office will serve as a base for attorneys from Smith Currie’s current District of Columbia and Tysons offices, enhancing the present collaboration between attorneys in those offices to the benefit of our […]

01 Aug 2022
Smith Currie Opens Nashville Office

Smith Currie is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Nashville, Tennessee. The firm saw a need to service its existing clients in Tennessee and the surrounding region and took a strategic step forward to meet that goal. Nashville is a logical choice being one of the nations’ fastest-growing metropolitan areas. The […]

20 Jul 2022

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