Larry is a government contracts and construction litigation attorney. Holding a degree in architecture, Larry brings unique perspectives, insight, and knowledge to his construction clients. He assists contractors, subcontractors, owners, and architects on a wide variety of commercial and private construction projects in negotiating prime and subcontracts, tenant fit-out agreements, and project workouts with financial institutions and sureties. He also represents clients in all aspects of litigation and claims resolution in connection with commercial/nonpublic contracts/projects. In addition, Larry advises clients outside the construction industry on all aspects of government contracts matters including bid protests, claims, disputes, contract reviews and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, internal and government investigations, and debarment and suspension proceedings. His experience includes representing contractors and subcontractors in litigation matters and contract disputes including delay, changes, impact, loss of productivity, and geotechnical/differing site condition claims. He counsels contractors on Small Business Administration (SBA) matters ranging from 8(a) formation and status protests to the Mentor-Protégé Program and the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) and HUBZone small business programs. Larry has appeared frequently in proceedings before many U.S. District Courts as well as many state and local courts and agencies. He has also represented clients in many arbitrations, mediations and ADRs in both domestic and international fora. Larry sits as an arbitration neutral and mediator on the AAA’s Construction industry Panel of Neutrals and is the ABA Section on Litigation’s representative to the AAA’s National Construction Dispute Resolution Counsel. He is also a founding editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Construction Arbitration and ADR published by Juris Publications.
Larry’s national and international experience includes providing advice and representation in connection with construction and infrastructure projects on six continents and in nearly 20 countries for clients in the infrastructure, environmental, office, commercial, process and manufacturing, energy production/transmission, and real estate sectors. Those representations include government contracts disputes and private, international arbitrations. He has also represented clients across more than 30 states in federal, local, and commercial construction and government contracts matters. He represents clients before virtually all federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, General Services Administration, U.S. Agency for International Development, Architect of the Capitol, and Smithsonian Institution.
In addition to construction, Larry has signification real estate experience representing developers, purchasers, and sellers on real estate transactions and development deals, providing an all-encompassing list of services including the front-end transactional work as well as the construction and renovation portion of such projects and transactions.
Larry has also negotiated and represented parties in new development and redevelopment projects throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area, including projects valued in the multiple hundreds of millions of dollars and defective construction disputes. He has acted as a mediator and arbitrator in various development disputes, as well. Larry has acted as project counsel to owners/developers on a number of high profile projects including a $27 million renovation and expansion of a major, platinum-level country club in suburban Maryland; the $40+ million expansion and addition of a private school consisting of a new facility containing theater, performing arts, music, and cafeteria facilities; expansion and renovation for the historic D.C. Jewish Community Center; and the renovation of The University Club of Washington’s hotel facilities, as well as the expansion and studio modernization of WETA, Washington’s public broadcasting television and radio stations, headquarters.
Larry has published extensively and was a member of the 2013 Law360 Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board. He has lectured and conducted seminars for clients and associations including the Associated General Contractors at several of its national conventions, Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington, American Subcontractors Association, and D.C. Metropolitan Subcontractors Association.
Larry is listed in the 2020 and the nine years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Construction. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law in 2019 and the five years immediately preceding and again in 2020 and 2021 for Arbitration, Construction Law, and Construction Litigation. Larry as recognized in 2020 and the four years immediately preceding as a Washington. D.C., Super Lawyer in the area of Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recommended in the area of Construction Law by Legal 500 US in 2020 and the six year immediately preceding, and most recently in 2018. He was also recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in 2018 by Legal 500 US. Larry has been recognized as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in Washington, D.C., for Construction Law by Legal Leader. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Larry is also a member of the Jefferson Society, an invitation only group of architect/lawyers and a founding fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.
Larry earned his bachelor’s degrees from University of Maryland in history and architecture. Larry earned his law degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. While attending law school, Larry was the lead articles editor of the CommLaw Conspectus Law Journal.