Axley’s Construction Law Team focuses on construction, architecture, building, real estate, engineering, transportation and development matters. Axley has the largest collection of attorneys who regularly practice construction law in the state of Wisconsin. Buck Sweeney and Saul Glazer co-chair the group, each with more than 20 years of experience as construction attorneys.

Many of our Wisconsin attorneys have actual experience in the construction industry – not just in the boardroom, but in the field where important decisions are made.

We bring this expertise to a variety of transactions, including the construction and management of:
  • Health care and scientific facilities
  • Educational facilities
  • Transit and roadway projects
  • Municipal and industrial infrastructure
  • Environmental and waste management sites
  • Sand and gravel quarries
  • Residential and commercial developments
  • Engineering and entertainment complexes

Client Successes

Some of our past experience in the field.
Representation of Scaffold Erector
Defended scaffold erector in claim arising from dust explosion in coal dust collector at a public utility in Wisconsin that seriously injured 8 construction workers.
Hofbauer, Tom C.
Construction, Litigation
Represented Steel Manufacturer
Successfully defended steel manufacturer in 4 week jury trial in Milwaukee County arising from the collapse of a warehouse and over $63 million in property damage claims.
Hofbauer, Tom C.
Amazon Distribution and Fulfillment Center
Served as the Developer’s lead legal counsel in connection with an expedited and complex approval, construction and delivery process, including public-private collaborative efforts with the City of Kenosha, the State of Wisconsin, and the end user. The project is one of the largest in Wisconsin and includes new buildings with over two million square feet of floor space, serves as the workplace of over 2000 employees, and had construction costs in excess of $250,000,000. The timeline from site selection, municipal and State approvals, permitting, construction and opening a completed and operating facility was less than 18 months.

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Attorneys’ Fee Provisions in Construction Contracts: Blessing or Curse?

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