Peter W. Hahn


Drafted Documents in Preparation for a Landlord’s Renovation

We drafted multiple leases, licenses and service agreements for the owner/landlord of a mixed-use building in the process of significant renovation.

Represented Design-builder in Construction of $200 Million Mixed Use Development

We represented a design-builder in negotiating and drafting construction and construction-related contracts for a new $200 million mixed use development in the City of Norwood that includes a parking garage, hotel, theater, and retail shops. The contracts were modified to include new construction reform provisions, which were being implemented during the negotiations phase.

Prepared construction contracts for a major national facilities expansion for a NYSE-traded company

Our client, a national retail services company, undertook a major national facilities expansion. Mr. Hahn prepared the construction contracts for the design professional and contractor, and tailored them to work for a national rollout of each retail location.

Represented the City of Columbus on major construction claims relating to a $100+ million sanitary sewer project

We served as special counsel to the Columbus City Attorney for the Big Walnut Augmentation/Rickenbacker Interceptor Sanitary projects, representing the City on on-going design and construction issues and claims. The projects' value was in excess of $100,000,000 and involved design and construction of sanitary sewer interceptor tunnels of 17,200 and 13,000 feet in length, with finished diameters of 14 feet and 12 feet, respectively. Following a unique week long mediation created by the parties to address the complex engineering and construction issues in dispute, the matter settled for an amount within the City's project construction budget.

Drafted construction contracts for a new apartment complex in Central Ohio

We represented a developer/contractor joint venture for the drafting of construction contracts for a $20+ million apartment complex project involving two prominent developers in Central Ohio.

Represented Contractor in Successful Arbitration Against Subcontractor for Fabrication of Faulty Water Tanks

We represented a commercial contractor hired to renovate a wastewater treatment facility. As part of that renovation, the client had to install two large water tanks fabricated off-site. The tanks were damaged on arrival. We successfully represented the contractor in arbitration against the manufacturer.

Defended Contractor in Litigation Related to Disputes Concerning Construction of Two Apartment Complexes in South Carolina

We defended a general contractor in litigation related to alleged construction defects and cost overruns stemming from the construction of two separate major apartment complexes in South Carolina. The owner of the complexes filed suit, alleging that there were defects in the construction and that the project had been delayed. We denied all liability and countersued to collect the money the client was owed for the project. The day before trial, a settlement agreement was reached to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

Prepared EPC contracts for electrical substations in Vermont

Mr. Hahn drafted engineering, procurement, and construction contracts on behalf of the owner in the construction of electrical substations in Vermont.

Prepared Construction Contracts for an Office Tower and Hotel Complex in Columbus

We represented a developer in the drafting of construction and design contracts for a high-rise office building, high-rise hotel and garage complex in downtown Columbus.

Dispute Over Mechanics’ Lien Priority Issues in the Construction of a Retirement Community

We represented the general contractor in a dispute related to payment in the $90 million construction of a residential retirement community in suburban Columbus. The owner of the property did not pay the general contractor for work, and we filed suit to collect the remaining money owed. The litigation, which is on-going, centered on the priority of mechanics’ liens and commercial mortgages.

Customized construction contracts for restaurant chain expansion

We represented a chain of restaurants in Ohio that currently has a half-dozen locations throughout the state. The client is looking to expand, and we worked with them to develop a customized construction contract for their new facilities.

Bid disputes

We have represented various general contractors in public bid disputes.

Drafted and negotiated construction contracts for $300 million facility renovation.

We served as project counsel on behalf of the public authority engaged in the $300 million renovation of the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. Mr. Hahn drafted and negotiated agreements with design professionals, construction managers, and contractors for the project.