Mr. Grant practices law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has more than thirty years’ experience in the legal and contractual issues arising in the construction industry. He has specific experience in commercial, residential, hospital, landfill and industrial projects in the private sector, and in construction of office buildings, hospital and laboratory facilities, sanitary facilities, rail transportation, schools and other federal, state and local projects. He regularly is asked by clients to counsel them actively during the management of construction projects.
From 1983 through 1986, Mr. Grant served in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State as counsel to the Department’s Foreign Buildings Office. He was responsible for legal issues and disputes arising from design and construction of U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide. He worked actively on construction and renovation projects in Budapest, Hungary; Moscow, U.S.S.R.; Paris, France; Beijing, P.R.C.; Hong Kong; Osaka, Japan; Cairo, Egypt; Jakarta, Indonesia; New Delhi, India, and other locations. His international service gave him broad experience in the negotiation of contracts and disputes in the international context.
Mr. Grant has counseled owners and developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, suppliers of materials and manufacturers. He has broad experience in arbitration of difficult disputes as well as litigation in both state and federal courts.
He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland. He serves as general counsel to the National Precast Concrete Association. He has served as an arbitrator under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association. He has been a member of the Board of Directors, Metro Washington Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. He was the first lawyer ever elected to the Board. He has written and lectured extensively on topics related to construction and government contracts law. He is the author of Construction Contractor’s Legal Toolbox – Contracts/Claims/Negotiations.
Mr. Grant received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1972, and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1977.