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Technical Excellence in Government Contracts
and Construction Matters Since 1893.
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Eric Forner combines his first-hand construction industry experience with his legal skills to counsel construction companies and businesses of all sizes. His legal practice is full service addressing all aspects of his client’s legal needs from initial contract drafting and review to complex litigation of claims and disputes. In addition to handling construction-related matters, Eric also practices in the areas of business and real estate, and commercial litigation

He is well versed in advising clients as general counsel on business transitions, business formation, ownership disputes and transfers, to reviewing and drafting operating agreements, bylaws, and partnership agreements. Eric has also advised clients through the purchase and sale of their business and properties and reviewed and drafted lease agreements for both tenants and landlords.

Prior to law school, Eric worked as an estimator and project manager for a small, Seattle-based specialty subcontractor and in the accounting department for a construction supply company. During law school Eric externed for Freestone Capital Management working with their legal department and alternative investment group to determine structure, set up, and track investment/holding companies for numerous investment opportunities.


Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, “Federal Government Contractors: Take Note of These Five Important Developments,” AGC-AK Contractor Magazine, Fall 2018
  • Author, “Important Reinterpretation of 8(a) Federal Procurement Law May Mean High-Value Government Contracts will be Returning to Alaska Native Corporations,” Procurement Playbook, August 14, 2018
  • Author, “Does a Contracting Officer’s Mistake about the Reasons for a Termination Constitute Bad Faith or an Abuse of Discretion?” Procurement Playbook, April 20, 2017
  • Author, “Stopped Before You Start: EPA’s Pre-emptive Veto of Bristol Bay’s Proposed Pebble Mine,” AGC Alaska Contractor Magazine, Spring 2016
  • Contributing Author, Construction Law Update,” Aspen Publishing, eds. 2015 & 2016


  • Legislative Committee, National Utility Contractors Association
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Western Washington Chapter
  • Board Member, Association of Builders & Contractors of Western Washington Young Professionals Group
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington