Construction Law in Washington
300 East Pine Street, Seattle, 98122
Groff Murphy, PLLC was founded by lawyers with big firm experience who wanted to provide high quality legal services to their clients, with the flexibility and efficiency of a focused smaller firm. Since its formation in 1992, Groff Murphy has attracted experienced lawyers with similar goals and commitments. Groff Murphy lawyers enjoy practicing together and enjoy the teamwork of working closely with their clients.
Groff Murphy lawyers represent local, national and international clients in the construction, government contracts, and real estate industries on both private and public projects. Groff Murphy has an established record of helping clients find creative solutions to complex problems. The firm provides legal services for litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings, and is a leader in alternative dispute resolution. Groff Murphy also represents clients in Federal False Claims Act matters, matters related to Small Business Administration compliance and other legal issues unique to government contracting. The firm's attorneys have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts of all sizes and complexities. In addition, the firm provides regular day-to-day advice to help clients successfully maneuver in a complex legal landscape.
The firm has extensive major litigation experience, but believes that its first responsibility is to keep clients out of trouble through effective strategic counseling, practical advice, effective negotiating and careful drafting. Groff Murphy lawyers follow the belief that effective lawyers listen carefully to their clients and provide responsive advice and counsel. We approach legal issues as members of our clients' team, and continually strive to meet our clients' business objectives. This teamwork approach has enabled Groff Murphy lawyers to work with its clients toward productive solutions, rather than to simply identify legal problems and obstacles.Show more +
Marisa Bavand provides counsel to construction industry and government contracts clients. She has been involved in most of the major construction and remediation projects in the Pacific Northwest for the past 20 years. Marisa has served in contracting and dispute roles in national and international projects and has been nationally recognized for her experience in construction litigation. Her practice includes representing public and private owners, general contractors, and engineers with pre-project planning and risk assessment, contract drafting, claim management and preservation, and litigating disputes. Marisa provides strategic advice and litigation representation on a large variety of projects including heavy civil, light rail, highway, bored tunnels, universities, production facilities, fire stations, mixed use commercial projects, and various vertical construction projects.
Marisa has also represented federal government contract clients for over 20 years. She is well versed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation and has helped her clients navigate complicated compliance issues and develop requests for equitable adjustments and various contract claims. Marisa also has over 15 years of experience representing clients related to United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and litigation of False Claims Act claims. She has managed extensive DOJ Civil Investigative Demands and succeeded in avoiding fraud-based liability for her clients through negotiated resolutions.
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United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
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