Kevin Amadio has focused his practice almost exclusively in the area of construction law for over 35 years, representing property owners, contractors, sureties, subcontractors, and material suppliers. He is thoroughly familiar with the construction process and its recurrent legal issues, as well as the differing perspectives of the property owner, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, and surety, through his daily activities as a counselor, drafter, litigator, mediator and arbitrator.
Kevin counsels clients on a variety of construction issues including procurement, contract claims, dispute resolution, professional services, technical insurance, accounting, and scheduling issues. Kevin has extensive experience in negotiating, reviewing and drafting construction and commercial transactional documents, to include an original multi-party integrated project delivery agreement; original complete sets of contract documents, including general conditions; lump sum, GMP and design-build standard forms; original subcontract and purchase order forms; revisions to standard forms, such as those prepared by the American Institute of Architects (AIA); and agreements of sale, mortgages, and security agreements.
Kevin has represented clients in state and federal courts, AAA arbitrations, and court-annexed and private construction mediations involving multi-million dollar claims. Kevin’s experience includes defending and prosecuting claims on behalf of property owners and contractors for defective construction, wrongful termination damages, architectural and engineering malpractice, unpaid change orders and delay claims.
Kevin also has a growing mediation practice as a panel member of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and as a mediator for the United States District Courts. He has mediated multi-million dollar public and private construction projects, covering the full range of construction litigation issues such as failure to pay contract balances and retainage, delay and inefficiency claims, disputed change orders, disputed termination for default, mechanics’ lien enforcement, construction loan disputes, and defective work. His mediation experience includes multi-party cases involving the host of players typically involved in construction disputes including owners, developers, contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, lenders, and sureties. Kevin believes he has a litigator’s philosophy of the proper role of the mediator. The mediator must listen to each party without preconception of the merits, understand each party’s interests and claims, evaluate with each party the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s claims and defenses, and offer an analysis of the best, worst, and most likely outcomes at trial, including the litigation costs.
Kevin also serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has decided dozens of construction and commercial law disputes involving contract, tort and statutory claims.