Mark R. Berry

Mark R. Berry devotes his practice to advising and representing contractors and construction managers in all phases of construction in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Berry’s extensive experience includes risk assessment and structuring of appropriate construction delivery methods, negotiation and drafting of project documents, advising project participants during contract administration on risk management, claims, and related project issues.

Mark R. Berry

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“Our attorneys focus on the early identification and resolution of disputes to assist clients in averting costly crises.”

Bio

Mr. Berry skillfully navigates disputes, where appropriate, through complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures, including arbitration, mediation and mini-trials, to recover millions of dollars in disputed contract balances, changes and extras, and damages for delay, acceleration, inefficiency and termination.

Throughout his career, Mr. Berry has successfully defended and prosecuted high-value claims on a broad range of domestic and international projects. These projects include major civil roadway, bridge and overpass projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, gas, oil and coal-fired power generation facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast; design-build semiconductor fabrication facilities in Colorado and Virginia, water/wastewater treatment plants and pollution control facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast; commercial office, institutional and industrial buildings throughout the United States; rehabilitation of the Aswan High Dam in Egypt; major bridge construction and rehabilitation projects throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; a deep foundation steel mill in Indiana; the airport terminal upgrade and expansion project at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.; and the engineering, procurement and construction of a chemical processing plant in Malaysia.

Mr. Berry has authored numerous articles on various construction-related topics for the American Bar Association, the Construction Management Association of America, the Design Build Institute of America, and the American Association of Airport Executives. He is also co-author of Virginia Construction Law, published annually by Thomson West since 2008, and Construction Management: Law and Practice, published by Wiley Law Publications. In addition, he is a contributing author on various publications, including Virginia: Source Book on Construction Contracting by State and Local Government and Public Construction Law Source Book. Mr. Berry is a frequent lecturer on a broad array of topics affecting the construction industry.

Practice

Highlights

Admissions

State of Virginia

State of Maryland

District of Columbia

United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Courts for the District of Columbia

United States District Courts for Maryland

United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Memberships

American Road and Transportation Builders Association

American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry)

Construction Management Association of America (Legal Committee)

Virginia State Bar (Construction and Public Contract Law Section)

Washington Building Congress

Associated General Contractors of America

Education

University of Maryland, B.A.

George Washington University School of Law, J.D.

Awards

Construction Management Association of America, Distinguished Service Award and Past Chair, Legal Committee

Publications & Presentations

Virginia Construction Law, Thomson West, 2008 (co-author).

Virginia: Source Book on Construction Contracting by State and Local Government (co-author).

Public Construction Law Source Book, CCH, Inc. (co-author).

Construction Management: Law and Practice, Wiley Law Publications, 1995 (co-author).