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About Olson Construction Law

At Olson Construction Law, our mission is to powerfully advocate for the construction industry by enforcing contracts, partnering with industry professionals (contractors, owners and engineers), and educating the industry about better ways to manage change. Olson Construction Law was founded by Tom Olson in 1993. Our team brings more than forty years of experience to the table.

Expertise & Qualifications

Our technical knowledge helps us effectively assist contractors with unanticipated change issues. From highway-heavy construction to airports to geotechnical issues…we’ve worked with it all.

We are actively involved in trade associations as well as the national construction committees that set standard specifications. In addition, we have experience in the following construction areas:

Construction Law Experience

  • Concrete Paving
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Mix Designs
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Aggregate Production
  • Aggregate Testing
  • Excavation / Dirt Work
  • Removals
  • Landfills
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Sewer Lines
  • Water Lines
  • Utilities
  • Directional Drilling
  • Open Trenches
  • Cofferdams
  • Bridges
  • Airports

Proactive Approach to Managing Change

In the construction industry today there is one constant – change. Projects are often under-designed, incorrect or incomplete. If change orders aren’t handled correctly, it can cost you – big. We want to help you to proactively and powerfully manage change with an eye on your bottom line.

Comprehensive Understanding of the Construction Industry

We understand your business so you don’t have to waste valuable time explaining it to us. Our understanding of construction allows us to help with all phases of projects, including bidding, construction schedules, change proposals, and payment or liquidated damages claims.

Olson Construction Law Staff

Our Team

At Olson Construction Law, we believe that a team-based approach is the key to handling challenging contract issues in a cost-effective manner. Throughout the various stages of each project, you’ll have the experience of working with the firm’s founder, Tom Olson, as well as with part – or all – of the team of talented associates, law clerks and support staff at Olson Construction Law.

Meet Our Team
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Staying up to date on industry news, changes, standards, and technology is important to us. In order to ensure that we’re well connected to the construction industry at all times, we involved with several trade organizations:

  • National Utility Contractors Association (Board Member 2014-present)
  • National Utility Contractors Association (Trenchless Technology Committee 2012-present)
  • Construction Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of General Contractors
  • Minnesota Utility Contractors Association
  • Gopher State One Call Statute Advisory Committee (Helped Pass One Call Statute)
  • Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association
  • North Dakota AGC (DOT Specifications Committee 2008-Present)
  • South Dakota AGC (Concrete Paving and Municipal Utilities Committees 2007-Present)
  • Nebraska AGC (Paving, Utility and Grading Committees 2009-Present)
  • Iowa AGC (Specifications Committee 2009-Present)
  • Colorado NUCA (Government & Industry Committee 2012-Present)
  • National Utility Contractors Association

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