ILLINOIS MECHANICS LIENS / COVID-19

Representative Experience

In addition to his transactional practice, Jeremy helps clients successfully resolve a variety of problems. His experience includes:


ARCHITECTS / ENGINEERS 

Representing design firms in:

  • Collecting unpaid fees for architects and engineers with mechanics lien and contract claims, and through bankruptcy court proceedings.
  • Alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act, and their state and local equivalents.
  • Intellectual property matters, including copyright infringement claims brought by and against his designer clients.
  • Defending against error and omission and design malpractice claims with his clients’ professional liability insurers.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS

Counseling Chicago-based and national developers by:

  • Managing critical path delays, change order requests, mechanics lien claims, and lender/title issues in real-time.
  • Completing distressed projects facing injunctions, bankruptcies, liens, cost overruns, and surety bond claims.
  • Prosecuting claims against architects, engineers, contractors, and design-builders to maximize recoveries. 
  • Defending against claims brought by condo associations and unit owners.

PROPERTY OWNERS

Advising institutional owners in:

  • Developing a $650 million healthcare project by providing daily counsel on issues from payments to surety bonds to TIF and M/WBE compliance; resolving nearly 80 mechanics liens; and handling the related mediations, arbitrations, and lawsuits. 
  • Federal court litigation on a billion-dollar project facing total claims in excess of $150 million involving delay, disruption, loss of efficiency, and substantial defects.
  • Defending a utility against $25 million delay, site conditions, and contractor fraud claims in a 3-week evidentiary AAA arbitration hearing.
  • Procurement and structuring of a $60 million transportation infrastructure project that was developed with state and federal funds.

CONTRACTORS

Experience helping builders:

  • Counseling a specialty contractor to manage critical defects that it elected to repair mid-project at a $34 million out-of-pocket cost.
  • Defending the builder of a 71-turbine, 109.5-megawatt wind farm facing a lawsuit constitutional challenge to its special use zoning approval.
  • Representing a GC who suffered a major fire on a project facing financing loss and foreclosure, subrogation, and insurance coverage lawsuits.
  • Representing a prominent design-builder in an AAA arbitration in claims related to the complex mechanical systems of an ice arena.

This reflects Jeremy’s representative experience serving on teams prior to formation of Baker Law.  To learn more, contact Baker Law today.

Jeremy's representative experience includes helping architects, engineers, developers, owners and contractors, in all aspects of design and construction.

Jeremy’s representative experience includes helping architects, engineers, developers, owners and contractors, in all aspects of design and construction.