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Jeffrey M. Gallant

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Jeffrey Gallant represents clients in the construction industry to manage risk and resolve disputes by negotiating contracts, providing advice and consultation during construction on project issues, and navigating alternative dispute resolution and litigation proceedings.

Jeffrey’s clients include general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, surveyors, surety and insurance companies, municipalities, developers, and property owners. By leveraging his civil engineering background and significant construction law experience he is uniquely qualified to assist clients to manage risk and resolve disputes involved in vertical, horizontal, marine, modular, solar/renewable energy, industrial and heavy civil construction on federal, P3, EPC, PACE, state, local, commercial and residential projects throughout the United States and abroad. He provides a complete toolbox of transactional and litigation services, ranging from negotiating contracts, managing project issues, analyzing critical path schedules, responding to Government Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) performance evaluations, utilizing alternative dispute resolution and litigating disputes. Jeffrey also serves on the American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Arbitration Panel.

Jeffrey handles a wide variety of construction disputes, including but not limited to: differing site conditions, defective specifications, pass-through claims, government interference, directed, constructive, and cardinal changes, delay/disruption/suspension claims, design-build scope of work disputes, Buy America requirements, bond claims (defending and prosecuting), prompt-pay, False Claims Act, labor disputes, force majeure events, security issues, bid protests and bid mistakes.

Jeffrey represents Native American owned casinos and adjacent hotels/convention centers in construction disputes involving design errors and construction defects.  He also represents general contractors in reviewing construction contracts on casino and hotel projects.

Jeffrey also prepares requests for equitable adjustments, federal claims and prosecuting appeals of the contracting officer’s final decision on claims pursuant to the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 to the United States Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Education

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1997
B.S., University of Michigan, Michigan, 1994, Environmental and Civil Eng.,

Recognitions

Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law (2021-2022)

Recognized as a Top Construction Lawyer in South Eastern Michigan by dBusiness Magazine

Received ESD Outstanding Committee/Counsel/Leadership Award

Memberships

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Michigan, Legal Advisor & Education Committee

Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association (BCABA)

Detroit Area Construction Association (DACA)

Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), Former Committee Member, Design, Construction and Economic Forecast

Michigan Bar Association, Construction Law Committee, Co-Chair

Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA)

Washtenaw Contractors Association (WCA)

State Bar Licenses

Michigan

Court Admissions

Michigan Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Articles
  • Co-Author of Michigan Chapter in Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law 2012 to Present
  • Co-Author of Michigan Chapter in State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims (2nd Ed.) 2012 to Present
Presentations
  • Annual presenter at Washtenaw Contractors Association Emerging Professionals in Construction (EPIC) Change Management and Dispute Resolution Seminar
  • Presenter, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Construction Industry Conference, 2016
  • Presenter, Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council Spring Conference on Construction Law, 2018