Taft attorneys Dan Edwards and John Gambill recently co-authored an article on the importance of balanced contracts in construction projects for the Columbus Bar Association's Legal Connections. The article, "Balanced Contracts Mean Better Results," published on Nov. 25, emphasizes how crucial having a balanced contract is when working on a construction project.
Fair and balanced contracts that "appropriately allocate risk foster better relationships between owners and contractors, which often also results in lower costs and faster completion." To read the full article, visit here.
Edwards is a member of Taft's Litigation group and represents contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, owners, and sureties in all aspects of construction. His practice includes litigation and advocacy before state and federal courts, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), local, state, and federal agencies and arbitration before various tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Before Taft, Edwards served active duty in the United States Air Force where he worked for the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) as a government contracts trial attorney.
Gambill is a member of Taft's Litigation practice group and concentrates in the area of construction law, regularly representing contractors and subcontractors nationwide. He also represents project owners in front-end construction contract negotiations, as well as claims arising out of commercial construction projects of all sizes in both arbitration and litigation proceedings in both state and federal courts. When not representing his clients in court, mediation, or arbitration, Gambill is frequently called upon to draft, review, and negotiate construction contracts, including general contracts, subcontracts, supply purchase orders, and sub-consultant agreements. Gambill is also a member of the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (“BX”), the Associated General Contractors of Ohio, the Ohio Contractor’s Association, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.