Phelps Dunbar Expands Construction Practice Across the Gulf Coast with Team in New Orleans

September 27, 2017

Left to Right: Alex Saunders, Dan Lund, Stuart Richeson and Carys Arvidson

NEW ORLEANS – Phelps Dunbar has recruited construction attorney Daniel Lund III as a partner in its New Orleans office. In addition to Dan, the Firm welcomes three associates to the construction law team: Stuart Richeson, Alex Saunders and Carys Arvidson.

“Dan and his team are an important piece of our strategic plan for the construction practice, both in New Orleans and across the Gulf region,” said Marshall Redmon, Managing Partner of the Firm’s New Orleans office. “Dan, Stuart, Alex and Carys deepen Phelps’ bench of construction talent and broaden this specialty offering to our clients.”   

The construction law team will focus on construction contract drafting and negotiation, commercial and industrial construction litigation, surety litigation, construction claim preparation and analysis, construction defect matters, land use and zoning, telecommunications, intellectual property, and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation).

Dan holds local, state and national honors for his construction practice. He has been named as a “Top Lawyer” by New Orleans Magazine and is also recognized by the Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law and Construction Law Litigation. Dan received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 1988, earned an M.T.S. from Duke University, and received his B.A. from the University of New Orleans.

Stuart’s experience is in representing general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals, with an additional focus on intellectual property matters. A 1995 graduate of Tulane University Law School, Stuart has also been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by New Orleans Magazine.

Alex focuses on construction defect litigation and construction contract claims. Alex earned his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2003, and his B.A. from Tulane University. 

Carys concentrates her practice on construction defect litigation and construction contract claims. She received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2015, and her B.A. in History from University of California, Davis.


With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Raleigh, North Carolina; and London enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.