As a partner at Taylor English, I have access to a full spectrum of services to support my construction clients in all their legal needs. Taylor English’s purpose-driven platform is a true difference maker because, distinct from traditional law firms, the Taylor English platform allows me to deliver results while at the same time providing real value to my clients.
Mark Hanrahan is a construction lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Hanrahan has extensive experience representing clients in construction-related transactions and disputes. His clients include building owners, both private and public, general contractors, developers, program managers, subcontractors and specialty equipment suppliers.
Mr. Hanrahan has handled the full gamut construction-related disputes, including those involving defaults and terminations, change order and extra work claims, performance and payment bond claims, mechanics' lien claims, schedule delays, disruptions and accelerations, construction defects, utility relocations, site access and differing site conditions. He regularly represents clients in mediations, arbitrations and litigation.
Mr. Hanrahan also assists clients with construction transactions, including drafting and negotiating construction and development contracts and selecting appropriate project delivery systems, insurance coverages and performance security for their projects. Mr. Hanrahan enjoys representing clients throughout the project life cycle—from pre-construction planning through closeout—and seeks to provide his clients maximum value by emphasizing problem solving and dispute avoidance.
Before his law career, after graduating from Auburn University, Mr. Hanrahan was a project engineer and project manager with HCB Contractors and assisted with the management and construction of numerous commercial and institutional projects throughout the Southeast and Midwest. During his tenure, he played significant roles in the construction of the IBM Tower in Atlanta, Georgia; Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri; Stouffer’s Hotel, Legg Mason Office Tower in Baltimore, Maryland; HealthPark Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida; Waterside Marketplace in Norfolk, Virginia; and St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Hanrahan was a named partner at two construction law boutique firms and a member of King & Spalding and Smith, Currie & Hancock’s construction practices.
Mr. Hanrahan is fully engaged in the construction industry and is an active participant with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) as a member of the Board of Directors and Legislative Committee of AGC Georgia.
Associated General Contractors, Georgia Branch, Legislative Committee, Board of Directors, 2017
Associated Building Contractors, Legislative Committee, Former Member
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry and Litigation Section
Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Section, Former Board Member
- "Prompt Payment and Retainage Under the Miller Act/Little Miller Act", 7th Annual Important Topics in Construction & Government Contracting, The Seminar GroupOctober 9, 2018
- "Difficult Problems in Public Works Procurement, Bidding and Contracting," Institute for City and County AttorneysSeptember 14, 2017
- "New Construction, Renovation & Conversion: What You Need to Know About Contracts, Contractors and Construction," Information Management Network, Miami, Florida and Third Annual Florida Symposium, Orlando, Florida2007, 2008
- "Fundamentals of Payment and Performance Bonds," Sterling Risk Advisors2016
- "Recent Developments Regarding Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects," Sterling Risk AdvisorsMarch 1, 2016
- "Delays, Disruptions and Accelerations – Time as an Element of Risk on Construction Projects," Georgia Construction Law SeminarMarch 4, 2014
- "Bid Protests Under Georgia Law," Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law SectionApril 26, 2011
- "Payment and Performance Bonds, A Primer," Construction Law Seminar, Half-moon SeminarsMarch 2010
- "Filing and Trying Materialman’s Lien Claims," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, Ga.September 2007
- "Difficult Problems in Local Government Public Works Construction Contracting – Time Related Impacts to Project Performance and Contractor Defaults," Institute for City and County AttorneysSeptember 14, 2017
- "The Owner’s Perspective on Construction Defects: Am I Getting What I Paid For? An Owner’s Lament Over Unfulfilled Expectations," Construction Defects: Water Intrusion & Other CalamitiesJuly 2006, 2007
- "What’s Happening with Those New Overtime Rules?," Georgia Construction Today2017
- "Delays, Disruptions and Accelerations – Time as an Element of Risk on Construction Projects," Georgia Construction LawMarch 4, 2014
- "The False Claims Act: What CFMs Need to Know," CFMA Building ProfitsMay 2013
- "The Contractor’s Perspective on Construction Defects and Georgia’s Right to Repair Act," Construction Defects: Water Intrusion & Other CalamitiesJuly 24, 2008
- "Georgia Condominium Law: Beyond the Condominium Act," Georgia Bar JournalOctober 24, 2007
Georgia State College of Law, JD, cum laude
- Law Review, Associate Lead Articles Editor
Auburn University, BS, Building Construction
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Rating
Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report
Georgia Super Lawyers