against governing bodies, as well as the defense of lawsuits against subcontractors. Brimley says, “In the process of representing general contractors against owners, we were engaged to handle some claims against the Clark County McCarran Airport. The county observed us handling those claims for general contractors and ultimately hired us to represent them.” Since then, Peel Brimley has represented McCarran on over a dozen large contracts including the Terminal Three expansion project. On million. The firm counseled the port throughout construction, helped to develop strategies and procedures to help resolve claims, and is helping prepare the port for subsequent litigation. The firm was also recently selected following a national RFQ process as counsel for the construction of the Salt Lake City International Airport with respect to a ten-year, $1.8 billion terminal redevelopment project. With Brimley serving as lead counsel on the project, Peel Brimley attorneys have assisted Salt Lake City with respect to the development of the project, assisted Partners: Robert E. Werbicky Eric B. Zimbelman Richard L. Peel Michael W. Brimley Steven D. Meacham Michael T. Gebhart the Terminal Three project, the firm was charged with the task of helping Clark County avoid disputes and litigation, and all claims were fully resolved before the opening of the facility well within the dedicated contingency set up prior to construction. Peel Brimley is quick to acknowledge the diligent and effective project management role that Clark County and its people played completing the project on time and within budget. Clark County has also acknowledged the significant role of Peel Brimley in the success of the project. Peel Brimley was also selected through a national request for qualifications (RFQ) process as construction counsel for the Port of Seattle and assisted the port with respect to the construction of a consolidated car rental facility at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, with a project cost of approximately $225 30 www.AttorneyAtLawMagazine.com in preparing the architectural contract and the program manager contract, and is currently engaged in drafting the CMAR contract for the project. Peel Brimley further expects to assist Salt Lake City with dispute resolution and other processes throughout the ten-year project. Increasing Service In Spite of Economic Factors Due to the economic downturn, and particularly the decline in activity within the construction industry in recent years, all indicators point to a decrease of construction projects in the near future. Notwithstanding this discouraging economic outlook, Peel Brimley will continue to operate and even look for growth opportunities during the down cycles of the economy. Peel says, “New types of projects will have to be thought up.