Brian K. Fielden

Brian Fielden has a national and international construction law practice representing owners, developers, contractors and lenders in both transactional and litigation matters. He also represents clients in a variety of commercial real estate litigation matters.

Brian has worked on projects located throughout the United States, and in the Caribbean, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. His broad range of experience includes renewable energy projects (including utility scale and roof-top solar and biomass), combined-cycle power plants, professional sports stadiums, hotel projects, mixed-use developments, mass-transit facilities, CNG fueling stations, apartment complexes, condominiums, student-housing facilities, hospitals, shopping centers, office towers, water-treatment facilities, and performing arts centers.

In his transactional practice, Brian regularly represents some of the largest US owners and developers in negotiating design and construction agreements for their projects in both the commercial and energy sectors. Brian has also been accredited as a LEED® AP (BD+C) by the Green Building Certification Institute, and has experience representing owners pursuing LEED® certification. He also advises national companies in preparing form design and construction documents, and implementing internal procedures, to manage risk and avoid claims in their construction programs. These clients include some of largest companies in the US and the world in their respective industries, among them two of the largest hotel companies in the world; one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the US; and one of the largest multi-family developers in the US.

Brian's adversarial practice has spanned a broad range of complex construction and real estate-related matters involving multi-million dollar claims. Regarding construction matters, these litigation and arbitration engagements have ranged from lien claims to complex delay claims to significant construction defect claims, including numerous cases involving water intrusion. Brian also advises lenders and investors who are foreclosing on or purchasing distressed assets. Brian assists these clients in analyzing the various legal and technical construction risk issues involved in these transactions.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate, 2) Litigation, 3) Arbitration and Investigations, 4) Infrastructure Finance, 5) Projects and 6) Energy and Infrastructure
Law School J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1996
Admitted Year 1996
Education B.S.M.E., Southern Methodist University, 1993
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar Association, South Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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