Mark McAlpine


McAlpine, PC.
3201 University Drive
Suite 200
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Tel: (248) 373-3700


Mark L. McAlpine is the founding principal and managing partner at McAlpine, PC., a boutique construction and commercial litigation law firm headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Firm practices nationally and internationally and has developed a stellar reputation as one of the leading construction litigation firms in the United States. The Firm has consistently been recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report and numerous peer-review publications. Mr. McAlpine is consistently rated as one of the best construction lawyers in America by the publication The Best Lawyers in America, the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Mr. McAlpine has extensive experience in numerous areas of commercial and business dispute resolution. His primary focus is construction law and related matters, including litigation, claims, business formation, transactions, contract formation, real estate and development, negotiation, employment law and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience with nearly all types of construction projects, including petrochemical, health care, automotive, public infrastructure, private and public utilities, industrial, high rise office and large multi-family, educational, gaming, military, private development, government and energy facilities.  Mr. McAlpine has represented the interests of investors, owners, general contractors, specialty subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, lenders, and design professionals in litigation across the county.  He oversees matters ranging from small productivity claims to very complex multi-million-dollar litigation involving multiple parties.  He has represented clients on many high-profile multi-billion-dollar projects, specializing in resolving “bet the company” litigation and arbitration.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. McAlpine has obtained some of the largest jury verdicts and arbitration awards in the United States and in Michigan in various complex jury trials and arbitrations. He has tried construction cases throughout the United States, including handling significant matters in the state and federal trial courts of most states, including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Missouri, New England, Ohio, South and North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Washington, South Dakota, Virginia and Louisiana. He also has extensive experience in the appellate courts of many states and federal circuits.

Mr. McAlpine is actively involved with various local and national construction industry groups including The Associated General Contractors of America (member of the insurance, contract documents, project delivery systems, federal procurement, airports and subcontractor relations committees) and served as the Vice Chair of the Contract Documents Committee’s of the AGC, representing the AGC in Standard Contract negotiators with the Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee and the American Institute of Architects.  He is also an active member of the Construction Association of Michigan and the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

In addition to various national acknowledgments of his expertise as a construction lawyer, Mr. McAlpine has also received an “AV” rating by the Peer Review Rating Services of LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell which defines an AV rating as “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence”.  He has been recognized for years for his construction law expertise by Michigan Super Lawyers, Crain’s Detroit Business, U.S. News & World Report, various who’s who publications and numerous other legal peer review organizations.

For decades, McAlpine PC has handled complex construction issues for clients throughout the country. Located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, our attorneys have extensive experience navigating the most challenging legal issues in and out of the construction industry.

We handle all types of issues, including joint venture and business entity formation lending agreements to union agreements, creditors’ rights, surety claims, joint ventures and corporate acquisitions. We are far more than construction lawyers. We are dedicated to the success and growth of our clients. We know that construction disputes are only a fraction of the legal challenges that construction companies face.

Twenty-five years ago, attorney Mark McAlpine, after heading a litigation and construction practice at a mega law firm, founded our firm with a vision of providing the best legal services available at any price, while reducing costs through focused specialization, lean staffing, and effective use of cutting-edge technology.

Our construction industry focus means that our clients never have to wait for us to get up to speed on their business. That saves time and money for our clients.

Our knowledge of the construction industry runs deep. So instead of puzzling over what BIM technology is and why it matters to a hospital project that has fallen behind schedule, our lawyers can focus on the tireless pursuit of our clients’ rights — from the moment we are engaged until the matter is resolved.