Paul Lopez is a member of the firm's Construction Group, where he represents a range of clients, including public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and sureties. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Paul worked as in-house counsel for a large specialty subcontractor based in New York City, where he gained experience in all aspects of construction, from procurement through project completion. This background allows him to effectively communicate with and represent clients as outside counsel.
Contract Procurement and Project Delivery
Paul represents owners, developers, and construction firms in the review and negotiation of construction agreements. He has drafted construction-related contracts and documents, including prime contracts, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, master service agreements, and requests for proposals.
Paul handles all types of claims which can arise during construction projects, including bid protests, change order requests, payment disputes, delay claims, and allegations of defective design or construction. He assists with resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, and also litigates claims in state and federal court when necessary.
Paul is an experienced employment attorney, and has advised employers on a wide range of issues, including terminations, wage & hour rules, benefits, discrimination, harassment, drug testing, and family & medical leave. He has also reviewed and drafted employment contracts, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and various personnel policies for clients.
He is a contributor to the firm’s blog, Construction Law Zone.