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Westmont, Illinois 60559
Tel:  (630) 575-0020
Fax: (630) 590-5042


Edward B. Keidan

Edward B. Keidan's practice concentrates on public and private construction related litigation and transactions. Ed represents participants in the construction process, including general contractors, design-builders, trade contractors, design professionals, and owners. Ed has negotiated and drafted many construction contracts and subcontracts, and is a veteran of numerous trials, arbitrations and mediations. Ed has tried cases in state and federal courts around the country. Ed is a frequent speaker at construction industry seminars, most recently on the AIA family of construction documents, and public contracting issues.

Representative Matters include:

Successfully representing a curtain wall contractor at arbitration, involving a high rise project prosecuting claims for additional work and defending against delay and disruption claims

Prosecuting a claim of an electrical contractor on a hydroelectric dam project

Successfully defending a general contractor against antitrust claims related to the bid process

Successfully prosecuting a claim at trial against the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on a drop shaft rehabilitation project (part of the O'Hare Tunnel System)


Selected by peers as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America

Selected by peers to Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation)

Selected to Leading Lawyers (Construction)

Areas of Practice:

Construction Law
Construction Litigation
Mechanics Lien Law
Surety Bond Litigation


University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, Juris Doctor 1995, Cum Laude

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelor of Arts, College of Literature, Science & Arts, 1992, With Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association
         Construction Industry Forum -
         Division 5 (General Contractors), Steering Committee

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

United States District Court for the
Northern District of Illinois, 1995
          Trial Bar, 1999

Published Works:

Construction Disputes: Representing The Contractor, Wolters-Kluwer Construction Law Library, Ch. 3, "Organizing And Selecting The Litigation Team," Edward B. Keidan, 4th Ed. 2019

Shared Design, Wolters-Kluwer Construction Law Library, Ch. 11, "BIM And Shared Design Risk For Structural Steel Contractors," Timothy R. Conway and Edward B. Keidan, 1st Ed., 2011, Suppl. 2013

Construction Change Order Claims, Wolters-Kluwer Construction Law Library, Ch. 9, "Changes That Result From Delays and Interferences," John S. Mrowiec and Edward B. Keidan, 1st Ed. 2005, 2d Ed. 2011


















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