Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd.

Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd.

Leading Rhode Island Construction Law & Litigation Law Firm

Firm Overview

Only Area Law Firm Concentrating Exclusively In Rhode Island And Massachusetts Construction Law

The practice of Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd. is concentrated in the area of construction law including litigation, arbitration, mediation, public bidding and contract law, mechanics' lien law, surety and bond law. The firm represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, sureties and insurers in claims and disputes involving private and public projects. Projects range in value from $5,000 to $10 million plus, and have included: private residences, roads, bridges, federal, state and municipal buildings, apartments, condominiums, schools, hospitals, higher education facilities, transportation, retail, warehouses, office buildings, water and sewer treatment facilities. Disputes involve claims for payment, contract balance, extras, changes, defective work, incomplete work, delay, disruption, differing site conditions, scope issues, termination, suspension and design error. Our attorneys regularly appear in courthouses throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd. is dedicated to the delivery of the highest level of legal services to construction related business concerns, at reasonable cost.

The firm has been given the highest rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Thomas W. Heald has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a Super Lawyer. Thomas W. Heald and Roger N. LeBoeuf recently published the only comprehensive book on Rhode Island Construction Law.

Thomas W. Heald, Roger N. LeBoeuf, and Erin E. Sefranek have over 50 years of combined experience handling construction-related business concerns for our clients, including:

Construction law and litigation
Arbitration and mediation
Public bidding and contract law
Mechanics' lien law
Surety and bond law
Main Office
Main Office
One Turks Head Place
76 Westminster St., Ste. 600
Providence  RI  02903
Phone
  • 401.421.1500
Websites
Business
Massachusetts and Rhode Island Full-Service Construction Law Firm
Turk's Head Building
Known for superior work in Rhode Island and Massachusetts construction law
Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd. is ready to help you with your construction law matters of all levels of complexity. Our reputation is solid and referrals come from many satisfied clients. We serve a wide range of construction industry participants:
Large international and national firms
Construction companies
Commercial/residential owners
Engineers
Architects
Developers
Commercial/residential contractors
Commercial/residential subcontractors
Material suppliers
Equipment rental companies
Sureties

Representing clients in and out of Massachusetts and Rhode Island courts
Whether your issue happened in a pre-construction phase, during construction or post construction, Thomas Heald and Roger LeBoeuf take care of your interests and fight for the most positive resolution of your issue. We always try to settle your matter out of court but when necessary, we represent you in circuit, state or federal courts if your matter requires litigation. We are also skilled mediators and arbitrators.

Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd. attorneys are ready to handle a broad range of construction issues and services, including:
Delay claims
Extra work claims
Code violations
Contract drafting and negotiation
Breach of contact claims, written and oral
Foundation defect claims
Roofing claims, commercial
Electrical, plumbing and HVAC
Surety claims and defenses
Performance and payment bond matters
Damage claims and calculation issues
Lien law issues
Changed or unanticipated conditions claims
Subsurface condition claims
Defective concrete claims
Structural defects
Geotechnical issues
Soil subsistence issues
Federal Miller Act claims
Licensing issues
OSHA compliance and safety
Development
Design contracts
Employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements
Valuation of engineering
Analysis of design flaws, delay claims and construction defects
Serving the construction industry from Providence, Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice.

Thomas W. Heald

Areas of Practice
Construction law
Litigation
Arbitration
Mediation
Public bidding
Public contract law
Mechanics' lien law
Surety and bond law
Business law

Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island, 1975
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1978
District of Columbia, 1980
Massachusetts, 1986
U.S. District Court for the Federal Circuit, 1986
U.S. Claims Court, 1986
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1987

Honors and Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers - Best Lawyer in America

Education
Washington College, B.A., 1970
University of Richmond, J.D., 1975
Phi Delta Phi

Professional memberships
Rhode Island Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Public Law Section
American Bar Association
Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, 1977 - present
Public Contract Law Section 1977 - present
The District of Columbia Bar

Publications
"Construction Law In Rhode Island," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, April 2013
"A Practical Guide To Construction Law In Rhode Island," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, December 2010
"Construction Lien Law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts," Lorman Education Services, October 2007
"Mechanics' Lien Update," Rhode Island Bar Association, April 2007
"Construction Lien Law in Rhode Island," Lorman Education Services, September 2005
"Public Contract Code and Competitive Public Bidding in Rhode Island," Lorman Education Services, May 2005
"Construction Claims for Public Entities in Rhode Island," Lorman Education Services, June 2004
"Understanding Construction Delivery Methods in Massachusetts," Lorman Business Center, Inc., October 2003
"Mechanics' Lien: A Practical Guide," Rhode Island Bar Association, CLE, March 2002
"Construction Contracting For Public Entities in Rhode Island," Lorman Education Services, November 2001
"Construction Lien Law In Rhode Island," Lorman Business Center, Inc., February, 2000
"Construction Contracting For Public Entities in Rhode Island," Lorman Business Center, Inc., September, 2000
"Construction Contracting For Public Entities in Rhode Island," Lorman Business Center, Inc., September, 1999
"The Arbitration of Construction Disputes," Rhode Island Bar Association, CLE, 1997
"Mechanics' Liens: An Update," Rhode Island Bar Association CLE, 1997
"Rhode Island Construction Law -Securing Payments," Lorman Business Center, Inc., 1993
"Deciphering The Mechanics' Lien Law," Rhode Island Bar Association CLE, 1992
"Construction Claims and Job Profitability in Rhode Island," National Business Institute, 1988
"Rhode Island Construction Law," National Business Institute, Inc., 1987-1995
"The Rhode Island Mechanics' Lien Law in a Nutshell," Rhode Island Bar Journal, Vol. XXXVI, No. 9, 1988
"In Re Gault and Beyond in Rhode Island," Rhode Island Bar Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 1-2, 1974
Biography
Legal Consultant, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, 1982 - 2004
Law Clerk, Rhode Island Superior Court, 1975
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice.
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