In an industry and area of practice predominantly comprised of men, Tracy Steedman stands out and is among the foremost distinguished construction law attorneys in the State of Maryland.
While her practice includes working with owners, general contractors and design professionals, she focuses primarily on the representation for subcontractors, whom she regularly describes as the unsung heroes of the construction industry. Known for her down-to-earth personality and “deal-maker, not a deal-breaker” mentality, Tracy approaches construction law as a way to help companies expand their businesses by educating business owners and crafting productive relationships with the key stakeholders in a project.
Tracy has more than 15 years’ experience in commercial construction litigation, contract drafting and negotiation and green building law in Maryland. She represents her clients in all areas of construction, including contract drafting and negotiation, pre-litigation dispute resolution, and all phases of civil litigation for public and private projects. Her intimate knowledge of construction law allows her to handle the most complex construction concerns. Her experience includes a wide variety of matters, including mechanics’ liens, impact, delay and acceleration claims, terminations for default and convenience, change order and extra work, requests for equitable adjustments, payment and performance bond claims, prompt payment disputes, commercial collection issues. MOSH and OSHA citations and bid protests. She has litigated cases at the trial and appellate levels in both state and Federal courts. She is designated a LEED AP, BD+C™ by the U.S. Green Building Council. She advises clients on local, state and Federal green building and regulatory requirements.
Tracy writes and speaks regularly on the subjects of green building, construction law, and contract review and negotiation. Tracy serves on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law and is active in the Maryland State Bar Association’s Litigation and Construction Law Sections. Additionally, she is a past President of the Baltimore Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of MD. Tracy is also active in several industry organizations, including as the Maryland Construction Network, Urban Land Institute and the AIA.More...