randy hafer

Randy Hafer is the leader of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Construction and Infrastructure Projects Team.  The Team was named the Chambers USA national Construction Team of the Year in both 2015 and 2016.  Mr. Hafer has worked extensively and continuously on tunnel/underground projects for the past 27 years, starting with the Milwaukee Deep Tunnel and Pollution Abatement Project and including the Boston Harbor Project, the Big Dig, hydro power tunnels, and a number of major CSO tunnel projects.  He has represented EPC contractors, but most of his experience has been representing public owners from project inception through project completion.  He has advised public owners on risk allocation and contract drafting for a number of major underground projects.  As a result of that experience, Mr. Hafer has a complete and thorough understanding of underground construction contracting practices, the issues that can cause claims and disputes, and the issues that most concern the contractor and the owner on a tunnel/underground job. He knows how to get disputes resolved and keep a job moving.  He is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, and prior co-chair of the College’s Alternative Disputes Resolution Committee. He is also a member of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Construction Advisory Committee.   Mr. Hafer is the primary author of CPR’s user’s guide to DRB’s, which can be found on the CPR website under the construction industry materials.  He has also written and made presentations on design build and risk management in underground construction to various industry groups and organizations.