Construction Law is our Trade

Construction Law is our Trade

Construction Law is our Trade


You want construction lawyers to provide you with effective and efficient solutions to your legal problems. At Smith Terry Johnson & Windle, we're here to do just that.

You want an attorney who understands construction practice and the business of construction. We can read construction plans, know the difference between concrete and cement, and understand horizontal and vertical projects. We understand the very real pressures on our clients in designing, bidding, financing and building complex projects in real time. We understand the importance of timely, responsive advice, and will make ourselves available when you need us.

You want counsel with a broad range of experience. We represent all players in the construction industry, typically on a long term and regular basis, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners/developers, designers and suppliers.

You want your lawyer to be versatile. We offer a broad range of services to our construction clients, including counseling, business formation, collections, contracts, claims, litigation, arbitration and licensing disputes, OSHA and work related injuries

You want persuasive advocates and trustworthy advisors. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.


Construction Law

Our Clients often seek assistance in pre-project planning and risk analysis, drafting and negotiating construction contracts, subcontracts and teaming arrangements.


Corporate Counseling

We advise clients on every aspect of corporate existence - from choosing the right entity, to assisting with growth into new markets, to facilitating mergers, acquisitions or divestitures.


Government Contracts

We provide advice to clients regarding compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and other laws and regulations and other laws and regulations governing contracts with the Federal government.


DOT Claims

Our firm provides legal assistance with Department of Transportation claims identification, claims documentation, claims negotiation, and claims prosecution.


Commercial Development

We provide commercial real estate developers assistance drafting purchase and sale agreements, owners association agreements, lease agreements for the retail operations, and more.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Each partner is a certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Mediated Settlement Conferences for cases before North Carolina Superior Courts.


Commercial Collections

Winning a judgment or an arbitration award is often half the battle. Once the litigation is complete comes the task of finding and securing assets to collect what is due.


General Litigation

Our lawyers regularly appear on behalf of clients in hearings, trials, administrative proceedings, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution settings throughout the Carolinas.



For 17 years, our lawyers have represented owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in matters ranging from contract negotiation to jury trials. Our focus is to zealously represent our clients throughout the legal process while remaining efficient, professional, and cost effective. With a focus on construction law, our lawyers have developed unique expertise and understanding of the challenges faced by construction professionals. We understand the construction industry. With three offices throughout the Carolinas, we are committed to assisting construction professionals solve complex legal problems throughout the Southeast.


We are proud to partner in the growth and success of our clients. Check out some of the incredible projects they have completed.

Project: Boyette Road Reservoir | Pasco County, FL

Client: Thalle Construction |

Words from Client:

"Thalle Construction Company, Inc. has utilized the services of Steve Smith for over 10 years and could not be more pleased with the superior service, work-product, timeliness of response and professional handling of our matters. Steve ensures that Thalle’s needs are always met, on time, and with the utmost competency, and care. Thalle Construction Company, Inc. considers Steve Smith and Smith Terry Johnson & Windle a valuable partner in our construction endeavors."