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The Construction Law practice area of Black McCuskey offers a broad range of services to all types of owners, developers, contractors, project managers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, construction managers, lenders, and suppliers in both private and public projects. As active members of the Building Industry Association of Stark County (BIA) and ECOBIA, the National Association of The Remodeling Industry, and the Ohio Contractors Association, our lawyers stay current on virtually every area of the law affecting the construction industry.


We understand the industry and have in-depth experience gained over many years assisting clients in relation to project conceptualization and planning, documentations, contracts, dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation and project financing across all industry sectors. The attorneys at Black McCuskey also help our clients network and partner with professionals in the construction industry to assist in the development and implementation of aligning initiatives. Our experience is well-recognized and has enabled Black McCuskey to represent successful owners, developers and contractors throughout the State of Ohio.

For more information, view the Real Estate Development & Finance section.


  • Aggressive Representation at OSHA Informal Conferences

  • Building Project Document Preparation

  • Business & Corporate Representation

  • Competitive Bid Disputes

  • Compliance

  • Condominium Development

  • Contract Collections

  • Contract Defaults

  • Contract Preparation and Review

  • Counseling for Family-owned Businesses

  • Default and Termination Claims

  • Defective Workmanship, Materials & Design Errors Claims Change Order Disputes

  • Defense of claims for Violations of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSRs)

  • Delay and Acceleration Claims

  • Differing Site Conditions

  • Dispute Resolution Including Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation and Trial Work

  • Environmental Issues, EPA Inspections

  • Inspection Matters, Fatality Investigations before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

  • Labor and Employment Law

  • Loss Prevention and Risk Management

  • Mechanic’s Liens (Public & Private)

  • Perfection and Enforcement of Mechanic’s Lien and Bond Claims

  • Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Property Damage Claims

  • Public Contract Law Issues

  • Real Estate Development

  • Scheduling and Completion Disputes

  • Surety Bond Claims

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Zoning and Land Use Planning


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