Arlan Lewis is a partner in the firm's Construction, Government Contracts, and Energy Practice Groups. An architect by education, Arlan’s lifelong interest in the construction industry is evident in his representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, developers, and suppliers on a variety of issues arising out of complex commercial construction projects in the private and public sectors.
Arlan has gained substantial experience in the negotiation and drafting of various EPC, design-build, design, procurement and other contract documents related to the construction industry, and he frequently advises clients on a variety of issues which arise during the performance of a project. He has been trained in the Harvard Program on Negotiation Method, and clients value his ability to balance practical business objectives with legal issues to provide appropriate risk management solutions.
In the disputes context, Arlan's involvement often begins when a dispute has arisen, or is anticipated, and continues through discovery, settlement negotiations, alternative dispute resolution procedures (including mediation and arbitration), and litigation. He regularly represents construction industry clients in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts in several jurisdictions around the country, and on occasion, internationally.
Arlan frequently speaks on legal issues in the construction industry and conducts client-training sessions specifically tailored to the needs of a client team. He has held numerous leadership positions within the ABA Forum on Construction Law, the world’s largest organization of construction lawyers, and currently serves on its 12-member Governing Committee.