Ralph Germany has broad experience with construction issues and disputes. Ralph has successfully handled matters involving the construction of condominiums, highways, commercial buildings and chemical plants. Ralph’s work has included contract negotiations, claim negotiations, litigation and arbitration. Ralph works with clients on a daily basis to develop strategies for solving problems that have arisen on on-going construction projects.
Ralph has worked with clients on a broad range of construction matters, literally from the beginning (contract negotiations) to the end of projects (claim resolution).
Ralph has worked with clients in negotiating contracts at the start of construction projects.
Ralph has negotiated with owners, subcontractors and lenders in work-outs on projects that have suffered from funding and payment issues.
Ralph has worked with clients to formulate and negotiate claims that arose during the course of construction.
Ralph has litigated and arbitrated a broad range of construction disputes. Ralph has litigated and arbitrated claims over the following issues: defective plans and specifications; scope of design-build responsibility; delay; acceleration; defective construction; surety takeover; over-inspection; remission of liquidated damages; and many other issues.
Ralph works daily with clients to develop strategies for avoiding and controlling problems on their construction projects.
Listed in Chambers USA Construction, 2020-2022 Litigation: Construction, 2016-2019 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year," Jackson, Construction Law, 2020 Construction Law, 2012-2022 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2011-2012, 2018-2021 Listed in the Mississippi Business Journal, "Leaders in Law," 2018 Harrell Contracting Group, LLC v. Natural Stone Marketing, LLC Claims arising out of subcontractor’s deficient performance on a condominium construction project. Total Trim v. Dunn & Harrell Construction Co. Claims arising out of subcontractor’s abandonment of a major apartment construction project. L&A Contracting Company v. East Arkansas Contractors Claims against subcontractor and its surety arising out of the default termination of dirt work subcontractor on major highway construction project. Overley Electric, Inc. v. Pease Construction Claims arising out of wrongful assessment of back-charges and liquidated damages on school construction project. TerryMark Construction Co., Inc. v. Quitman School District Claims for change orders and remission of liquidated damages arising out of defective block specification for school expansion project. Benchmark Construction v. Pre-Build Claim against supplier for damages arising as a result of the defective manufacture of trusses for commercial building. Trustees v. Laws Construction Co., Inc. Defense of prime contractor against owner’s claims of alleged defective construction of office building. Superior Asphalt, Inc. v. Curtis Claim for prime contractor to collect contract balance; required defeat of owner’s claims for alleged defective construction of race track. Greenville Residential Center v. W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company Defense of prime contractor against property damage claims arising due to allegedly defective sprinkler system in residential care facility. Rogers v. W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company Defense of prime contractor for claims arising out death of worker. Negotiation of prime contracts, subcontracts and financing documents for construction Represented prime contractor in negotiations with owner, lenders and major subcontractor for Hard Rock Casino construction project; negotiated prime contract, subcontracts, and multiple project financing documents. Negotiations to restructure lien positions Negotiations to restructure lien positions of prime contractor and two lenders following halt in construction on mixed-use development known as Flowood Town Center.