Kirk Niemi is an experienced construction industry attorney who focuses his practice on construction litigation, government contracts, surety, and associated contract issues. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties and government agencies including highway departments and municipalities. He has extensive experience in complex matters before courts, arbitrators and mediators regarding various construction issues including mechanics' liens, acceleration claims, changes, defects, delay claims, liquidated damages, and payment bond claims. Throughout his career, Kirk has advised his clients how to reach the most cost effective favorable resolution to their disputes.
Kirk possesses significant hands-on experience with technological issues including IT setup and maintenance, data storage, retention and production. Kirk leverages this experience to his client’s benefit, in particular with respect to eDiscovery issues, by implementing technology-based strategies, services and work-flows that fit the needs of the case rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all approach. This comfort level allows Kirk to challenge preconceived notions of eDiscovery best practices and implement customized best practices for each case. Electronic discovery has become one of the single largest cost drivers in litigation, and Kirk is dedicated to reigning in these costs while maintaining best-in-class service.
Kirk has worked on matters involving nuclear power plants, bridges, highways, a professional baseball stadium, data centers, national intelligence facilities, office buildings (both federal and private), military bases, airports, hotel/resort complexes, industrial and petrochemical facilities, condominiums, water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment plants, amongst others. Kirk also has negotiated EPC power plant contracts on behalf of contractors.
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