Watt Tieder is one of the largest construction law firms in the United States, with more than 50 attorneys representing many of the world’s leading corporations, developers and contractors on both domestic and international projects. We represent 60 percent of the Top 30 Engineering News Record contractors and three of the nation’s top 5 sureties. For more than three decades, Watt Tieder has been building solutions—and delivering results.
The go-to law firm for diverse and complex projects
By grasping key technical issues and strategically developing our legal approach, Watt Tieder attorneys are able to provide exceptional legal services for each of our clients. Watt Tieder attorneys' extensive practical knowledge and experience grants them the innate ability to thoroughly address our clients' needs. With the benefit of a strong foundation, Watt Tieder builds solutions for our clients.
Watt Tieder is a boutique law firm with a very broad reach. From foreign governments to major private owners such as natural oil and electric companies, we have represented both domestic and foreign clients throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Watt Tieder's government contracts practice is highly specialized. Our lawyers include former clerks from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, lawyers with government Top Secret clearances, a former administrative law judge from the Maryland state board of contract appeals, and several graduates of the Government Contracts program at the George Washington University Law School. Watt Tieder lawyers regularly lecture and publish in the field of government contracts and receive recognition for their experience and results.
When three of the nation's top five sureties find themselves with incomplete projects on their hands, they turn to Watt Tieder for counsel. Representing companies such as Travelers, Liberty Mutual, and Zurich, among many other sureties of varying size and reach, Watt Tieder has built a solid reputation for delivering unparalleled expertise, litigation experience, cost-effectiveness and results.
Watt Tieder's in-depth understanding of the construction industry assists us in protecting the interest of our construction clients in dealing with a contracting party that seeks bankruptcy protection. We represent secured and unsecured creditors before United States Bankruptcy Courts in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 proceedings throughout the United States. We routinely represent creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation, including an extensive motion's practice, purchase and sale of assets in bankruptcy and debtor-in possession financing, debt restructuring, and dischargeability proceedings. We also advise and pursue fraudulent conveyances, preferences, substantive consolidation, equitable subordination and other issues which may arise in the context of financing, acquisition and other corporate transactions.