Ted Degenhardt is an experienced counselor and litigator in the construction space. He provides ongoing representation for design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and owners in a wide range of public and private projects involving issues like contract negotiation, contract interpretation, construction change directives, damages for delay, defective construction, design errors, differing site conditions, and owner interference.
Ted is involved in drafting and negotiating agreements between owners and general contractors or general contractors and their subcontractors. He also documents insurance and bonding arrangements to secure performance of work and to protect clients against property damage or personal injury claims. Ted assists owners and developers in deciding which project delivery approach best suits their project and then help them draft requests for bids to identify a contractor. For certain public projects, Ted may be called on to file a bid protest. During a project, Ted helps clients understand their contracts and to comply with them.
Ted is experienced in complex litigation matters involving multiple parties and substantial amounts of money. He appears before state and federal trial courts, successfully litigating both trials and arbitrations on behalf of his clients. Many construction contracts call for dispute resolution through review boards, mediation, and arbitration, and Ted understands the advantages, disadvantages, and nuances of alternative dispute resolution avenues and techniques.
Named among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® for Litigation – Construction by Best Lawyers (2021-2024)
Named among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants by Best Lawyers (2023-2024)
Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
Youth Professionals Advisory Board
Construction Association of Michigan