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Joseph Katz

Joseph Katz

Katz Law, LLC - built on experience
  • Construction Law, Business Law
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Maryland
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Summary

The majority of my practice is construction and government contract litigation, although I also represent franchisees and businesses in a variety of other matters. Primarily, my objectives are to solve my client's problem quickly, efficiently and economically. To this end, in addition to handling complex litigation from start to finish, whether through settlement or final court disposition, I strive to be my client's general counsel - always available to consult, advise and strategize with them on matters ranging from employer/employee issues, government and regulatory compliance, insurance matters as well as corporate formation, structure, resolution and related needs. As part of my practice, I also regularly draft, review and negotiate contracts and change orders, with an eye to avoiding litigation through clear contract language. I have found that it is often the small nuances in contract negotiations before the project begins that can save thousands in litigation costs once the project is complete. I am also experienced in the unique practice of bid protests, whereby a contractor seeks to change a procurement decision awarding a government contract to another bidder. Recently, I achieved both a directive that my client be awarded the contract it was originally passed over for, as well as an order that the United States Government reimburse my client for the attorney's fees it paid me to do so. Specialties: Review and negotiation of construction contracts and subcontracts; Bid Protests; Mechanic's Liens.

Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Senior Associate
Huddles, Jones, Sorteberg & Dachille, PC
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Associate
Quagliano & Seeger
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Law Clerk
Kauffman & Forman
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Speaking Engagements
Experience from the Trenches: Dredging Contract Claims, Western Dredging Association National Conference and Expo, Chicago, Illinois
Construction Specifications and the Role of Litigation, Construction Specifications Institute, Washington DC Chapter, Leesburg, Virginia
Maryland's New Change Order Law and Beyond, American Subcontractors Association, Metro Washington Chapter, Largo, MD
Awards
Rising Star, Construction Litigation
Washington, DC Superlawyers
Rising Star, Construction Litigation
Baltimore Superlawyers
Rising Star, Construction Litigation
Baltimore Superlawyers
Rising Star, Construction Litigation
Baltimore Superlawyers
Rising Star, Construction Litigation
Baltimore Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Western Dredging Association, East Coast Chapter
Member
- Current
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Montgomery County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
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American Subcontractors Association, Metro Washington Chapter
Professional Council
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Associated Builders & Contractors, Baltimore Chapter
Young Leaders Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
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Maryland
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D.C. Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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United States Court of Federal Claims
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United States District Court for the District of Colorado
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United States District Court for the District of Maryland
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United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
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Website
Contact & Map
Washington, DC, USA
Telephone: (410) 499-2615
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20817
USA
Telephone: (410) 499-2615
10400 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21044
USA
Telephone: (410) 499-2615
Baltimore, MD, USA
Telephone: (410) 499-2615