Trusted Counsel for Transactions and Dispute Resolution In Chicago

We serve the design and construction industry with “end-to-end” counsel. Jeremy helps clients realize their vision on mixed-use, hospitality, multi-family, tall tower, retail, education, industrial, utility, government and other project types. He uses creative project structuring, thoughtful contracts, and long experience avoiding and resolving disputes, all to achieve his clients’ goals.

Contracts / Project Delivery Methods

Sound contracts are a key part of design and construction. They can align incentives, optimize rewards, and minimize risk. Clients look to Jeremy for both project-specific contracts and template agreements for repeat use on upcoming projects.  

Project delivery methods are an important – but often overlooked – aspect of design and construction. They are often selected inadvertently, without thought of the full range of options, in early project stages. Jeremy can help clients select delivery methods and project structures aligned with their business and project goals.

Dispute Avoidance / Resolution

We provide counsel and advocacy to proactively avoid and resolve disputes. Jeremy has prosecuted and defended lawsuits in well over 30 state and federal court venues. However, quick and cost-efficient Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – including mediation and arbitration – have certain advantages over court litigation. Lawsuits can divert client attention away from their current projects, and can threaten their hard-earned relationships. Nevertheless, Jeremy is an aggressive courtroom advocate when that best serves his clients’ interests.

General Counsel Services

Jeremy provides counsel on a wide range of design and construction industry matters. Clients who lack in-house counsel, or require special assistance, count on him to provide sound advice. He helps clients resolve discreet issues, like making tough decisions, handling difficult meetings, or crafting delicate letters. He also helps them address firm-wide concerns that go beyond specific projects, like managing internal operations to maximize reward and minimize risk.

Knowledge & Practice Areas

  • Insurance 
  • Curtainwall
  • Accessibility (ADA / FHA)
  • Critical path method (CPM) scheduling
  • Disruption, acceleration and productivity
  • Mechanics lien recording and foreclosure
  • Mortgage foreclosure litigation
  • Sustainable design and construction
  • Digital Data and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Design professional intellectual property
  • Licensing and registration
  • Bidding and procurement
  • Contract administration
  • Construction management
  • Project payment and accounting
  • Damages measures and betterment
  • Performance and payment bonds
  • Suspension and termination
  • Differing site conditions
  • Bankruptcy and collections 
  • Wind farms and power plants
  • Condominium law
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Design and construction defects 
  • Property damage and injuries
  • Insurance subrogation
  • Zoning and permitting
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • Warranty liability
  • Injunctions

To learn more, please contact us.

Jeremy S. Baker, an experienced Chicago-based attorney, serves the design and construction industry with “end-to-end” legal counsel.

Jeremy Baker is an experienced Chicago-based attorney, and a former “big law” partner, who serves the design and construction industry with “end-to-end” legal counsel.