As the co-chair of Maslon's Litigation Group and partner in its Construction & Real Estate Litigation Group, Jim Killian represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in all phases of the construction process. In the last five years, his practice has focused on the development of independent power production facilities on an international basis. In that capacity, Jim has drafted and negotiated Engineering, Procurement, and Construction ("EPC") Agreements for over $4 billion of design and construction services. He has also served as lead trial attorney for all construction and performance disputes arising out of these projects, most recently defending a $60 million contractor claim venued in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. Jim also has extensive experience representing national lender groups and sureties in priority disputes arising out of troubled projects
While Jim's current practice is focused on representing owners and construction lenders, he has represented and continues to represent national contractors in complex delay, acceleration, and mechanic's lien claims across the country. He also acts as national counsel for an international insurance brokerage agency on all unfair competition claims. In that role, Jim is currently admitted pro hac vice in litigations venued in the state and federal courts of New Jersey, California, Arizona, and Oregon. He is licensed in state and federal courts in Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as the United States Court of Federal Claims. Jim lectures extensively on construction-related topics and currently serves as a Steering Committee member on the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry.
Notable Practitioner in Minnesota for Construction, Chambers USA, 2011-2018
Up and Coming Attorney in Minnesota for Construction, Chambers USA, 2009-2010
Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2000-2005 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)
JIM IS RANKED AS A NOTABLE PRACTITIONER IN MINNESOTA FOR CONSTRUCTION IN CHAMBERS USA 2018.
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