Richard E. Alexander
Dick Alexander is Senior Counsel to the firm and has been with the firm since 1977 where he practices in the Construction and Design group. Dick represents public and private owners, prime contractors, major subcontractors and suppliers, and design professionals in the construction and design field. His practice includes negotiating agreements and litigation, arbitration and claims work on major construction projects. He has lectured extensively to industry groups, lawyers and public agencies on construction and design law issues.
Professional Honors & Activities
- Selected by Best Lawyers® as Portland Construction Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
- Selected by Best Lawyers® Portland Construction-Litigation Law Lawyer of the Year, 2011-2012
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Construction Law, Litigation-Construction, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants), 2003-2013
- Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers® (currently: Construction and Surety), 2006-2011
- Member of practice group nationally ranked Tier 1 for Construction Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2010-Present
- Selected as SIR Award Winner, Associated General Contractors of America (Oregon-Columbia Chapter), 2011
- Listed in International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers
- Member, American College of Construction Lawyers
- National Group Advisory Board of The Construction Contractor by Federal Publications, Inc.
- Construction Industry Forum, American Bar Association
- Construction Industry Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association
- Associate member, American Institute of Architects
- Associate member, Construction Specifications Institute
- Associate member and past Chair, Legal Committee, Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (Oregon-Columbia Chapter)
Dick has acted as a mediator or arbitrator in a substantial number of disputes, as well as acting as a lawyer in significant, complex arbitrations and mediations in the construction industry. He has served as a mediator or arbitrator on a wide range of complex construction and design disputes, including highway and road projects, technology facilities, condominiums, other residential projects, power plants and commercial projects.
- Clark County Bar Association, Ethical Issues in Mediation, 2009
- American College of Construction Lawyers Convention, 2007
- AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2006, 2005
- AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2004
- AAA Construction Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002
- AAA Arbitrator Update, 2001
- AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training, 1997
- Various other ADR training
He has represented both public and private parties in negotiating agreements and resolving disputes on numerous major construction projects, including:
- Nike, Inc., Original World Campus and Expansion (approximately $225 million in two projects) and design and construction agreements for NIKETOWNS across the United States and in Europe.
- Donald M. Drake and Turner Construction, Trailblazer Rose Garden (approximately $230 million project).
- Peter Kiewit & Sons, Gold Mining Facility (approximately $20 million project).
- Washington construction (dams, gold mining facility and highway projects).
- Morrison Knudsen (heavy civil construction disputes).
- City of Portland (substantial civil construction disputes).
- TriMet, Portland Airport Lightrail Extension (approximately $125 million design-build project).
- Obayashi Corporation, Electronics Facility (approximately $200 million project).
- Hyundai Semiconductor America, Inc. (approximately $230 million project).
- CH2M Hill (design professional disputes).
- ZGF Architects (substantial projects in Oregon, Washington, California and other states).
- Numerous multimillion-dollar condominium projects representing various parties.
- Representing contractors on various Oregon Department of Transportation projects.
- "Integrated Project Delivery May Indeed be the Answer," Daily Journal of Commerce, 2011
- Construction Law (co-editor, original book and all editions (including 2011 supplement)), Oregon State Bar CLE Book
- "Construction, Is Integrated Project Delivery the Solution," Daily Journal of Commerce, Aug. 2008
- "Subcontractor's Entitlement to Payment When Owner Fails to Make Payment," Aspen's Construction Law Handbook, (1999 and 2005 updates)
- "The Good, Bad and Ugly of Standard Form Contracts, A Designer's Perspective," 2002
- "What Every Construction Arbitrator Must Know about Issues of Contract, Formation, Interrogation and Enforcement," American Arbitration Association Retreat, Oct. 2001
- "A Guide to the AIA Document B141-1997, Construction Briefings, Nov. 1998
- The Design-Build Process: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in 50 States and Canada (Oregon and Nebraska Law) (chapter coauthor), Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, 1997
- "Contractual Limitation of Liability Clauses for Design Professional Contracts" (casenote author), The Construction Contractor, Oct. 1997
- "Architect-Engineer Liability Under Oregon Law" (coauthor), Cambridge Institute, 1994
- "Construction Law Under Idaho Law" (coauthor), Cambridge Institute, 1994
- "Suing the Construction Lender" (chapter coauthor), Construction Litigation: Representing the Contractor, Wiley & Sons, 1985
- Oregon Construction Law (coauthor), Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1983, 1984 and 1985 eds.
- Past Editor, Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section Newsletter
- University of Oregon School of Law
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- Court of Federal Claims