Eric A. Berg focuses his practice on construction law, in both litigation and transactional work. Eric has represented developers, international corporations, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers and designers on diverse projects, from Freedom Tower in New York to Willis Tower in Chicago, from dredging the Mississippi River to building casinos in Las Vegas, from Silicon Valley tech hubs to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
Eric has over twenty years’ experience investigating, negotiating, and litigating disability-access claims under federal, state, and local laws—including Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act, and the Chicago Building Code—and, most recently, claims involving a hotel in Atlanta, a restaurant in Chicago, and multifamily housing developments in Oklahoma.
Prior to joining Ogletree, for three years Eric was Deputy General Counsel at Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, in Oak Brook, Illinois, and General Counsel for its demolition subsidiary, NASDI, LLC, in Waltham, Massachusetts, and its abatement subsidiary, Yankee Environmental Services, LLC, in Billerica, Massachusetts. While at Great Lakes, Eric provided counsel on multiple corporate topics including contract drafting, extras claims, payment disputes, mechanics liens, labor and employment matters, compliance issues, personal injury and workers compensation, public contracts, real estate transactions, insurance and risk management, and surety and bond questions.