Tysons, VA – Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP announced that at the first of the year, BRIGLIAMCLAUGHLIN, PLLC, merged into Smith Currie.

Founder Shannon Briglia, “As we evaluated the potential of merging with Smith Currie, we quickly determined that both firms were focused on the same goals upon which we built BRIGLIAMCLAUGHLIN – delivering outstanding legal representation, nurturing client relationships, and growing and supporting our people – making the decision to join forces very natural.  We are excited to explore how we can better serve the needs of our clients from our new and expanded platform.”

Co-Founder Lauren McLaughlin, “As far as our clients are concerned, this merger is all upside and no downside. Joining forces with Smith Currie means we have now grown our bench to include the top construction law firm in the country.”

According to Bob Chambers, Smith Currie’s managing partner, “We could not be more pleased that Shannon and Lauren are joining us, as well as everyone at BRIGLIAMCLAUGHLIN. We are now even better positioned to serve our clients in the DC and Mid-Atlantic region, as well as nationally.

BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC is a woman-owned construction, government contracts, and surety law firm based in Tysons, Virginia, that has for over a decade delivered effective representation to its regional and national clients. The firm’s attorneys are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in complex construction and surety cases. All are joining Smith Currie in order to better serve their clients’ growing needs. While BRIGLIAMCLAUGHLIN primarily represents construction industry clients in the Mid-Atlantic region, its attorneys have litigated cases in courts and arbitrations throughout the United States. The firm is ranked by the prestigious Chambers USA and U.S. News & World Report as a top construction law firm and its co-founders and partners are consistently ranked as Super Lawyers in Construction Law.

The merger marks another strategic step forward for Smith Currie in three critical respects. First, it strengthens its core practice areas in the DC and Mid-Atlantic region, giving it offices both in the city and now in the booming Northern Virginia market. Second, the addition of these seasoned construction litigators enhances Smith Currie’s national reputation, including the addition of partner Shannon Briglia, a member of the prestigious American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). Third, incorporating a woman-owned firm provides Smith Currie an opportunity to deepen its already-proven commitment to the firm’s diversity.

Joining forces with BrigliaMcLaughlin will allow Smith Currie to leverage its success and to serve its clients with enhanced resources and efficiency.

Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP is nationally recognized as a leader in government contracts and construction law. Now with seven offices nationwide, the firm focuses its collective efforts on providing timely, common sense solutions to the legal and business issues that confront members of the specific industries served, on all types of problems from the ground up. This includes project counsel, contract compliance, claims avoidance, lien protection, environmental law, and dispute resolution, among others. For more information, visit www.smithcurrie.com.

The firm represents clients across the entire spectrum of the construction industry and many areas of government contracting. The firm’s Washington office is well known for its work on all types of federal contracts, including not only construction, but timber sale and stewardship contracts and concession contracts and permits. Across the country, Smith Currie’s lawyers provide representation on all stages of construction and government contracts as well as matters involving environmental law, appropriations law, small business size status, and other issues important to companies doing business in both the private and government sectors.