The Arthur Chapman Construction Law Practice Group represents contractors, suppliers and other construction professionals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  Members of the construction industry turn to Arthur Chapman for assistance with disputes in litigation or arbitration, as well as for legal counsel and advice related to contractual and insurance issues. 

We partner with clients needing representation in a variety of construction disputes, both large and small, ranging from moisture-intrusion in residential homes to large-scale commercial and condominium defects and contract disputes. Our attorneys recognize that construction disputes can be expensive and time consuming. For this reason, we work to provide clients with cost-effective and practical advice using our breadth of experience, depth of knowledge, creative resolution strategies, and litigation risk-analysis techniques to guide our approach in all disputes.

Construction clients work with Arthur Chapman because we understand that arbitration or mediation is often the most cost-effective route to handling construction-related claims. However, our attorneys also have an impressive trial and appellate history. From the onset of a claim, we work with our clients to determine a desired result, be that mediation, arbitration, or trial. We then utilize our experience and creative resolution strategies to choose a route that most cost-effectively achieves that desired result.

Inevitably, disputes will involve an analysis of insurance coverage and contractual issues. We have also used our expertise in payment-related disputes involving mechanics’ liens, performance and payment bonds and other surety claims. Our attorneys have earned a reputation as that of highly-regarded counsel specializing in the area of contractual risk transfer issues, including indemnification, additional insured, and coverage analysis for first and third parties.

We also use our expertise in these areas to provide construction industry professionals with counsel regarding complicated and technical legal issues to help them avoid litigation and liability exposure.

Our expertise

  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • General Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Insurers
  • Litigation Risk Analysis
  • Construction Site Injuries
  • Construction-related Injuries
  • Contractual Indemnity
  • Delay damages
  • Surety claims
  • Performance bonds
  • Payment bonds
  • Payment disputes
  • Mechanic’s liens

The Team

Arthur Chapman Juan M. Avila
Arthur Chapman Mark S. Brown
Arthur Chapman Gregory J. Duncan
Arthur Chapman Steven J. Erffmeyer
Bradley L. Idelkope photo
Arthur Chapman Kafi C. Linville
Arthur Chapman Colby B. Lund
Jeffrey M. Markowitz
 Perssis . Meshkat
Arthur Chapman James F. Mewborn
Arthur Chapman Lee A. Miller
Arthur Chapman Michael P. North
 James J. Ranheim
Paul Rocheford
Arthur Chapman Stephen M. Warner
Arthur Chapman Jonathon M. Zentner