Joseph Katz

Principal Attorney at Katz Law


Bethesda, MD and Columbia, MD

About Joseph Katz
Construction in Maryland is often a full-contact sport, and since my 2005 graduation from the University of Maryland School of Law, I have tenaciously helped hundreds of construction contractors and subcontractors with their legal needs. I regularly consult on government contract administration, and draft and prosecute requests for equitable adjustments and certified claims under the Contract Disputes Act (and Maryland’s equivalent under C.O.M.A.R.) when necessary. I am also experienced in the unique practice of bid protests. ​
Although the most common claim in construction is for payment after the construction services have already been provided, I have found that it is often the small nuances in contract negotiations before starting a new project that can save thousands of dollars in litigation costs. For that reason, I regularly draft, review, modify and negotiate contracts, subcontracts, and even change orders and releases to ensure my clients rights are protected.

In addition to my construction sector clients, I have a cadre of other businesses, and some individuals, who have been loyal clients for years. For them, I manage many, if not all, of the legal aspects of their businesses and personal lives. A trusted consigliere, if you will. Call me today to see how I can help you.
Years of Experience

Since 2005

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25 Questions Answered
Expert Type
  • Construction Lawyer
Expertise Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business Contracts
  • Business Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
Disclaimer: This communication does not constitute legal advice, is not an engagement for the provision of legal services, is not a consultation, and does not form an attorney-client relationship between Katz Law, LLC and yourself or any other person or entity. In all cases, any particular outcome or result is very highly dependent on the given facts of a particular case, including the contractual language at issue, such that anything provided herein may well be inaccurate given the facts of your case. In all cases, the advice of a competent construction attorney licensed in your jurisdiction should be sought through the ordinary engagement and/or consultation processes. I can be reached through Levelset for further inquiries.