James R. Lynch, one of the attorneys at the law firm of Ahlers & Cressman PLLC, has been appointed to the Washington State Capital Project Review Committee (PRC). Created by the legislature in 2007, the PRC is responsible for reviewing and approving all public projects in the State of Washington using the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) and Design-Build (D-B) delivery methods of construction. The PRC also certifies certain qualified government bodies to use these methods more broadly. The PRC consists of key representatives of Washington public project owners, designers, general contractors, specialty/subcontractors, construction managers, construction trades labor, and minority/women businesses. James has been appointed to the PRC’s Private Sector seat for a three-year term.
James’ primary practice includes representing general contractors, subcontractors, developers, manufacturers, suppliers, and property owners in construction, real estate, and business matters. He regularly works for clients preparing and negotiating sophisticated contracts, resolving procurement issues and construction claims on private and public projects, including multiple GC/CM and D-B projects, and representing clients in complex and high-stakes litigation and arbitration. The PRC appointment is both an honor and a significant responsibility to promote the responsible use of alternative public works methodologies in the State of Washington.