A respected leader in construction law in the Carolinas, Steele (Al) B. Windle understands that each phase of a construction project presents challenges, and he brings his substantial experience to every issue, from pre-construction and design to contracts and claims. He represents a wide variety of clients comprised of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. Additionally, he regularly handles matters for payment and performance bond sureties on all types of commercial construction projects.
Clients find value in Al’s thorough understanding of the construction process, as well as the dispute side of construction law, enabling him to serve as proactive counsel when advising clients on how to prevent or resolve problems, as well as prosecuting and defending disputes involving extra work, delay, acceleration, construction defects and related disputes over insurance coverage, including water intrusion.
Al has a proven track record that includes the successful arbitration or litigation of numerous construction disputes arising from, among other things, a $57 million condominium project in Florida, a $70 million highway project in North Carolina, a $100 million hospital project in North Carolina, a $20 million military housing project in Utah, a $100 million power plant in North Carolina and a $60 million oil spill remediation project in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.
Beyond the courtroom, Al is actively involved in the legal community. He frequently writes articles on construction law, construction contracting and lectures on construction law related topics.
He is a member of the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association where he has served as a director on the Construction Law Section Council (1995-1997, 1988-1990 and 2017-2018) and is also a member of the Construction Forum of the American Bar Association. Al is a certified arbitrator and is on the panel of construction arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.
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