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About Thomas Vollbrecht

Practice Areas ■ Public Bidding, Procurement and Bid Protests ■ Construction Disputes ■ Surety Claims ■ Fidelity Claims ■ Commercial Litigation ■ Arbitration and Mediation ■ Independent Contractor vs. Employee Classifications Representative Cases Tom represents clients in negotiations, investigations, litigation, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings in numerous states, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Representative engagements include: ■ I-35W Bridge Bid Protest Litigation: Tom successfully represented the joint venture awarded a $234 million “best value” replacement contract for the interstate highway bridge that collapsed in downtown Minneapolis during evening rush hour on August 1, 2007. Tom defeated a TRO motion seeking to halt any work on the contract and subsequently obtained complete dismissal of a lawsuit challenging award of the contract and seeking disgorgement of funds paid under that contract. ■ Polk County Events Center Litigation: Tom obtained favorable settlement on behalf of the surety for a defunct steel erector facing multi-million dollar delay, disruption and acceleration claims in Iowa federal district court. ■ Stone Arch/Washburn Lofts Condominiums: Tom obtained a seven-figure net award in favor of the developer of two high-end condominium projects in downtown Minneapolis facing significant HVAC, mold, repair, relocation, delay and disruption claims in a 50+ day arbitration proceeding and related litigation. ■ Red Mesa Wind Farm Project: Tom represents the general contractor of a substantial wind farm project in Cibola County, New Mexico against multiple claims filed by a subcontractor and its suppliers in New Mexico state court and in related North Dakota federal court and AAA arbitration proceedings. ■ Bid Protests: Tom recently successfully defended “best value” contract awards for the St. Croix River Bridge Project between Minnesota and Wisconsin and the I-35E MnPass Project in state and federal court proceedings. Tom has successfully prosecuted