Nick R. Hoogstraten serves as Senior Counsel for the Construction and Government Contracts Groups in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on all aspects of construction and government contracts litigation and counseling.
“In today’s highly competitive government contract environment, it is essential for contractors to take advantage of experienced advisors to help them pursue and obtain contracts and achieve profitable performance.”
He has represented contractors before state and federal courts and boards of contract appeals, as well as in administrative and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Matters he frequently handles include bid protests, contract claims and requests for equitable adjustments, breaches of contract, delays and disruptions, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, performance defects, bid protests, terminations for default, and small and disadvantaged business issues. He also has extensive experience with Federal and State construction stormwater permitting requirements across the nation.
Mr. Hoogstraten is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States District Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Hoogstraten is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and Section of Public Contract Law.
Mr. Hoogstraten is a contributing author to the State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims as well as the State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing.
State of Maryland
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Court of Federal Claims
University of Kansas, B.A., with distinction
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.