CHICAGO, IL—Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Virgil R. Montgomery has joined the firm as a partner in the Construction Law Group in the Chicago office. Mr. Montgomery was part of the initial group of attorneys from Schiff Hardin who joined Venable in December 2020. Mr. Montgomery draws on a lifetime of experience in construction. His practice is divided between project development, procurement, project controls, project monitoring and evaluation, and dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
Mr. Montgomery has drafted and provided key assistance in the preparation of contracts ranging in value up to several billion dollars for construction projects on behalf of owners, contractors, energy, and infrastructure clients. He has advised clients during the development and negotiation phase and works closely with project participants to develop detailed evaluations of scope, bidding, and schedule issues.
Mr. Montgomery regularly mediates, arbitrates, and litigates matters concerning a variety of construction disputes, including performance issues, delays, scope of work issues, and rate disputes. He also utilizes his considerable experience to assist clients in developing project analysis, project controls and risk mitigation strategies.