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Bryan L. Jeffries

Partner

Overview

Learn about Bryan

Bryan has nearly 35 years of experience in the construction industry and has represented clients in every facet of commercial, public and residential construction law. He is a a partner in Walter Haverfield’s Columbus, Ohio office. Bryan has significant experience dealing with Ohio’s Mechanics’ Lien Law issues, prompt payment act claims, and many other construction claims and issues. He also has substantial jury and bench trial experience related to construction matters and a thorough understanding of the construction process in general as he previously worked in the construction trades. He is very active in the construction industry in Central Ohio and primarily represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers.

In addition to construction law, Bryan focuses his practice on commercial litigation, as well as business law. For the past three decades, Bryan has successfully guided clients from formation and financing, shareholder disputes and employment litigation, to succession planning and the sale of clients’ businesses. His diverse client base includes construction-related businesses, real estate developers and hotels, health care professionals, insurance agencies, manufacturers and accounting firms, just to name a few.

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EXPERIENCE

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES & LITIGATION
  • Construction Litigation, including jury and bench trials, mediations, arbitrations, and administrative hearings
  • Construction Contracts
  • Public Construction
  • Mechanics’ Lien and Bond Claims
  • Delay, Acceleration, Interference and other Construction Claims
  • Defective Construction
  • Insurance Coverage of Construction Disputes
  • Job-site Safety & Accident Claims
  • Bidding Disputes
  • Suretyship
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Breach of contract disputes and claims
  • Distributorship and franchise disputes
  • Trade Secret Claims and Protection
  • Commercial Lease Litigation
  • Numerous mediations, arbitrations, administrative hearings and jury trials
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT
  • Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Associated General Contractors
  • American Subcontractors Association.
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
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ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction
  • Member, Ohio Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Ohio Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee
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PRESENTATIONS

Bryan is a frequent presenter on a variety of legal topics to a number of organizations, including local Chambers of Commerce, the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, the Construction Financial Management Association, the National Association of Remodeling Industry and many others.