Taft partner Joseph Cleves was quoted in the article "Ohio May Fall in Line with Construction Defect Coverage," which was published by Law360. The article discusses a case that could affect every construction project in Ohio, the state's top court seems poised to follow a nationwide trend requiring insurers to cover damages sustained by construction companies as a result of their subcontractors' allegedly defective work.
Cleves practices in the firm’s Construction and Real Estate groups. He has extensive experience in lean construction, a practice designed to maximize value and minimize waste throughout the construction process, and with integrated project delivery (“IPD”), a process uniquely suited to put lean construction principals into practice. Cleves has consulted on multi-million dollar developments across the nation, incorporating IPD as a means to delivering value to all phases of design, fabrication and construction.
Aside from IPD, Cleves is highly experienced in developing and revising contract documents and procedures and has negotiated and closed on numerous construction contracts, joint venture agreements and subcontracts.