Bob Torgerson is a partner at Stinson Leonard Street. His practice focus is on construction-related claims and disputes, and related services for the construction industry. Bob is a past chair of the Construction Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. In the 2016 edition of Chambers USA’s annual America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Bob was named again as a top Minnesota construction attorney. Chambers USA is one of the premier ranking services of lawyers and law firms in the U.S. and globally. Also, Bob is a past recipient of the Firm’s Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of pro bono service to the community.Bob acts as national construction counsel for Fortune 100 companies, and as counsel for large, mid-sized and start-up companies in the greater Midwest region. He has represented specialty subcontractors, general contractors, design-builders, design professionals and owners/developers on commercial, industrial, and residential projects around the country (including energy savings and power plant projects), both public and private, to assess and successfully resolve construction disputes of nearly all types.
Bob understands that great client service is built on trust. The key is to know the client’s business and culture, communicate clearly and easily with the project team, and achieve results with real value to the client.
Among his experiences noted below, representative disputes include complex impact and extra work claims on numerous commercial and industrial projects around the United States. Those disputes arise from bids, schedule issues, delays, disruption, accelerated work, inefficiencies, extra work, payment and performance bonds, mechanic’s liens, indemnity/contribution, and termination (threatened or actual). Representative projects include those in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors, and include various delivery types (design-bid-build, design-build, EPC, and others) for new construction, energy retrofits, energy savings performance contracts and other formats. Some of the more substantial projects are listed here: