Commercial Construction

Wastewater Interceptor Project, New Castle County, Delaware.

Kirschbaum Consulting analyzed and defended against more than $3.6 million in contractor-claimed damages on a wastewater interceptor project located in New Castle County, Delaware. Damages included time-related costs due to alleged delays and force majeure events, labor and equipment rates, material escalation costs, overtime, consultant fees and changed/extra work claims. Testimony was provided at deposition in 2015.

Large Medical Campus, Washington, D.C.  

Kirschbaum Consulting personnel performed a review on several construction projects to investigate allegations of fraud and potential kick-backs. The investigations gave management assurance that the allegations were not supported by the record. The results were reported to the office of the Chief Financial Officer.

Government Contracts

Testing Center Project, Baltimore, Maryland.  

Kirschbaum Consulting personnel reviewed extensive contract and financial documents to analyze damages on behalf of a U.S.-based international provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions that had been terminated for convenience.  Financial records were reviewed to establish incurred development costs over multiple key business divisions in order to prepare a settlement proposal. The in-depth analyses were presented to the U.S. government resulting in a favorable resolution for our client.

Military Headquarters, South Sudan, Africa.  

Kirschbaum Consulting was retained by a U.S.-based general contractor to defend against claims of more than $3.6 million arising from the construction of a military facility in South Sudan. The project was part of the U.S. Department of State’s peacekeeping, capacity enhancement, and surveillance efforts in Africa. Kirschbaum Consulting prepared expert reports analyzing the project’s critical path delays and quantifying potential damages.  Our efforts included identifying critical delays caused by problems experienced by the contractor to acquire construction materials and equipment and provide transportation to the remote project site.  We also identified several unexplained subcontractor expenses that may have been in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Testimony was provided at arbitration in August 2015.  

International Construction

U.S. Department of State Building Project, Baghdad, Iraq.  

On behalf of an international general contractor, Kirschbaum Consulting is analyzing and preparing over fifty claims totaling more $350 million in damages associated with a large-scale embassy complex.  Work on the project was impacted by insurgent activity leading to changes in work approach and delays which increased labor and materials costs due to  performing the work during wartime conditions. Kirschbaum Consulting is expected to provide expert testimony in 2017.

Underground Gas Storage Facility, Brazil.  

Kirschbaum Consulting was engaged by an international engineering firm to review claims of over $3 million involving complicated technical issues stemming from an alleged breach of the consulting agreement by failing to meet the engineering standard of care. We analyzed the claims and support and prepared an alternative damages calculation. Testimony was provided at deposition in 2015 and at arbitration in 2016.

Commercial Disputes

Fuel Supply Contract, Maryland.

Kirschbaum Consulting is currently retained by a U.S.-based oil company to quantify damages of up to $5 million related to a retailer’s breach of a long-term fuel supply contract. The work involves researching the mid-Atlantic fuel supply market and calculating damages related to the oil company’s increased costs and lost profits due to the breach. An expert report was filed in 2016.

Software Development, California.  

Kirschbaum Consulting personnel  analyzed  damages related to claims by a software development subcontractor against the prime contractor and former employees. Allegations included breach of contract, theft of intellectual property/business secrets  and tortious interference. An expert report was prepared alleging damages of up to $5 million for direct damages and lost future profits.  Testimony was provided at deposition in 2013.