Through the construction boom in Puerto Rico during the last quarter of the twentieth century and up to the present, JGL has remained a leader in representing property owners, developers, bidders, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and material and equipment suppliers. Our experience encompasses the complete life cycle of a construction project, from project development and permit processes to contract administration and dispute resolution. In alignment with JGL’s holistic approach, our attorneys advise clients on strategies to avoid conflicts, ensure regulatory compliance, and work alongside the project team on the management of claims and the early resolution of disputes.

The scope of matters handled by our Construction Law attorneys include:

  • Preparation and evaluation of Bids, Request for Proposals, Awards, and related Disputes
  • Negotiation of Design, Build, Design-Build, and Construction Management Contracts
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Construction Claims and Change Order Negotiations
  • Design and Construction Defects Claims
  • Property Damage
  • Breach of Contract
  • Payment and Performance Bonds
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Warranty

When the early resolution of disputes is not possible, our attorneys stand ready to vigorously represent our clients through litigation, mediation, arbitration, or other alternate dispute resolution methods. Our experience includes complex and multi-million-dollar disputes involving highly technical and complex design or construction issues under federal, state, and local law, as well as alternative dispute resolution according to the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Industry Rules & Mediation Procedures for Large, Complex Construction Disputes. We are knowledgeable about AIA Contract Documents and the Uniform General Conditions for Public Works Contracts in Puerto Rico.

We have been involved in matters of private and government infrastructure projects, including two of the major construction projects in Puerto Rico in the last several years, a 287,400-square-foot, ten-story hospital and a 900-foot-long, 114-foot-wide concrete pier. The hospital and pier projects are only the most recent examples of JGL’s ample experience dealing with complex and sophisticated construction projects such as: train guideways and stations; roads, bridges, office buildings, parking buildings, government facilities, commercial and residential developments, hospitals, water treatment plants, sewer systems, educational facilities, earth movement, and retention projects, and pier and dock facilities.

  • Hospital of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Puerto Rico Project


    Assisted Project Owner in contract negotiation, project administration and successful resolution of contractor claims.

  • L.P.C. & D., Inc. v. Dywidag-Systems International, et al v. Aluma Systems International, et al.

    Civil No. KAC 2009-1032

    Breach of contract action against third-party defendant subcontractor related to machinery manufactured for construction Project.

  • Paul N. Howard Co. v. Puerto Rico Aqueduct Sewer Authority

    744 F.2d 880 (1st Cir. 1984)

    Requisite elements of differing site conditions established so that the contractor was entitled to compensation for design changes.

  • Quiñones López v. Coco Lagoon Development Corp.

    562 F.Supp. 188 (D.P.R. 1983)

    U.S.A.C.E. permit to deposit fill on certain wetlands in compliance with National Environmental Policy Act and U.S.A.C.E.'s own regulations.

  • Redondo Construction vs. ELA de Puerto Rico et al.

    Civil No. KAC 86-6729

    Claim in breach of contract action against the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority arising from a contract for the construction of a segment of an expressway.