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John S. Ducat

John S. Ducat


John Ducat has a global construction law practice concentrated on the representation of owners, developers, and contractors in complex transactional and litigation matters concerning the development and construction of major projects.

John regularly counsels clients in a number of sectors and his broad range of experience includes work on manufacturing facilities, infrastructure, renewable energy projects, nuclear power plants, airports, high-rise commercial developments, mixed-use projects, hotels, multi-family developments, student housing, retail and other traditional commercial development. John has advised both domestic and foreign-based clients on contentious and non-contentious projects throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Asia and across Europe.

Bar admissionsGeorgia


Representative Experience
  • Representation of an international energy firm with respect to delay and extra work disputes in excess of US$500 million arising out of the construction of two nuclear power facilities in China
  • Representation of an international solar power developer on disputes arising out of the design and construction of solar fields in Ontario, Canada
  • Representation of a Latin American power company in disputes arising out of the termination of an EPC contractor, and resulting claims, on a biomass energy plant in the Dominican Republic
  • Drafted and negotiated construction-related agreements for the design and construction of a warehousing and distribution facility in Missouri
  • Representation of a major utility with respect to claims arising out of the design and construction of a solar energy installation in Texas
  • Representation of a building products manufacturer as part of a multi-jurisdictional team charged with assessing potential liability related to the manufacturer's products' incorporation on projects around the world
  • Representation of a leading global energy company in the drafting and negotiation of agreements related to the development of a biofuel farm and facility in southeast Texas
  • Representation of a Chinese consumer products manufacturer regarding the drafting and negotiation of construction-related agreements related to the construction of a manufacturing facility located in northern California
  • Represented an international construction and engineering firm with respect to disputes arising out of the construction of several manufacturing facilities in the southeast United States
  • Representation of a large international general contractor on various construction defect, delay, extra work and subcontractor disputes throughout the United States
  • Representation of a multi-national chemical company in the acquisition of target companies in Russia and the Ukraine
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School 2004
  • B.A., Providence College 2001
    summa cum laude


  • Chambers USA
    • Up and Coming, Georgia Construction (2022)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Construction (including Construction Litigation) (2020-2022) 

Civic and Charitable

John is the president of the board of directors for the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta, a non-profit organization serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Georgia and the southeast.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Construction Section of the Atlanta Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia