Josh has over 35 years of experience guiding companies through complex construction and design projects. Known for his deep industry knowledge, he handles disputes, contracts, licensing, due diligence, and risk management matters. Josh focuses on the middle and upper markets, representing both mid-level entities and worldwide leaders in the construction space.
Clients rely on Josh's prowess as a litigator, negotiator, and business advisor as well as his dedication to top-notch service. Josh works as a core member of his clients' teams, helping them take advantage of Much's full-service capabilities and midsize value proposition. He prides himself on collaborating with colleagues to acquire a true 360-degree view of any opportunity or challenge.
Josh has handled matters involving dozens of building systems and technologies on a variety of project types, including:
Stadiums and recreational facilities
Process, manufacturing, and chemical plants
Oil refineries and utilities
Bio-fuel, wind, solar, and other alternative energy plants
Hospitals and other medical buildings
Museums and theaters
Rail and airports
Industrial buildings and warehouses
Boilers, furnaces, heat exchangers, hydraulic cylinders, wind turbines, and other large equipment installations
High-rises, condominiums, co-ops, residences, hotels, and parking garages
Roads, bridges, and tunnels
Quarries and breakwaters
Universities and elementary, middle, and high schools
Modular and 3D printing installations
On the disputes side, Josh leads litigation and alternative dispute resolution involving the full spectrum of construction claims, such as delays and disruption, defects, change orders, and insurance coverage. He has presented and cross-examined numerous expert witnesses, including structural, mechanical, soil, instrumentation, control system, process, and chemical engineers; material scientists; roofing, HVAC, and other building system consultants; standard of care, estimating, scheduling, and damages experts; and developer, construction, and lending experts.
On the transactions side, Josh counsels clients on delivery system selection, contracts, and risk management. He drafts, negotiates, and advises clients on a wide range of construction, design, and EPC project agreements. Josh has a niche practice leading due diligence efforts in acquisitions and reorganizations involving construction and engineering firms. These clients call on him to identify, assess, and address risks of troubled projects for both sell-side and buy-side engagements.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Josh Leavitt