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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce it has ranked No. 13 nationwide in Construction Executive’s 2023 rankings of The Top 50 Construction Law Firms ™.

In its 21st year, Construction Executive is the leading trade construction business magazine with an audience of more than 150,000 construction business owners, C-suite executives, and top decision-makers including 22,000 ABC member companies. In the rankings, the magazine weighs factors such as construction practice percentage of total revenue; number of construction attorneys; year of established practice; number of licensed states; and number of AEC clients.

Adams and Reese has more than 75 construction attorneys, equating to one of the largest practices in the country. In addition to Construction Executive, Adams and Reese’s construction practice has achieved national recognition by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Finance Monthly, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Construction Tech Review, RoofersCoffeeShop, Construction Dive, among others. 

“We are proud to continue to transcend in these rankings among the nation’s top construction practices and be listed among the caliber of law firms recognized by Construction Executive,” said Clarence Wilbon, Adams and Reese Partner and Executive Committee Chair. “Construction development is a tangible sign that business and industry are growing across our country, and we have seen a high level of activity in the construction industry. Likewise, continuing to grow our construction practice across our footprint remains a priority, so we can provide the needed breadth of legal resources for our clients to build across our cities’ skylines.”

Adams and Reese’s construction attorneys are licensed to practice in more than 30 states and represents companies across the entire construction industry in an array of construction-related matters. These issues can include transactions, litigation, and dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration; public-private partnerships and economic development investments; contract drafting, review, and negotiation; code and regulation compliance; engineering and design; warranty and breach of contract; complex bid protests; surety bonding; workplace safety and OSHA defense; and consultation around pre- and post-natural disasters and COVID-19.

“This ranking by Construction Executive is a testament to the wealth of legal and industry knowledge that our attorneys continue to bring to the table for our clients,” said David Toney, Adams and Reese Construction Practice Team Co-Leader, Executive Committee Member, and Houston Partner. “We pride ourselves on fully understanding the business goals of our construction clients and then work across our team, and within various practice areas of our firm, to not only meet their needs but also be their trusted business partner for operations, growth, and expansion of their companies.”

In 2022, Adams and Reese expanded its construction practice adding 16 attorneys from Cotney Construction Law LLP, a well-known construction law firm in Tampa, Florida, and also a previously-ranked member of The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™. The acquisition expanded Adams and Reese’s roster of board-certified construction lawyers, certified arbitrators and mediators, general counsel of roofing industry and construction associations, and former certified general contractors and industry laborers who understand the construction business.

“Our attorneys know the ins and outs of the industry, are aware of the trends affecting businesses, and are knowledgeable of the laws and regulations facing companies in whatever jurisdictions they are building,” said Trent Cotney, Adams and Reese Construction Practice Team Co-Leader and Tampa Partner. “We are honored to be nationally-recognized. We also thank all of our clients who continue to trust in Adams and Reese to deliver comprehensive counsel to all facets of their operations.”