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What our clients typically desire more than anything else is to have their legal issues resolved as successfully and cost-effectively as possible so they can get back to business as usual. However, construction is often quite complex, both technically and in its business relationships. In addition, the law is multifaceted – involving many different general bodies of law applied to industry-specific problems, and there are many different particular laws that specifically govern or apply to the construction process.
The firm is prepared to handle claims for and against general contractors, construction managers, design builders, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, lenders, sureties, and insurance carriers. In addition, the firm provides all types of services to its construction clients, including providing advice and counsel on construction-related legal issues, drafting, negotiating, and reviewing the contracts governing the various business relationships that arise as a part of the construction process; analysis, preparation, prosecution and/or defense of claims that can arise in construction, the negotiation and resolution of such claims and other related disputes.
Construction disputes are, unfortunately, quite common and can often be very complicated and costly. If you are involved in a construction dispute, we want you to understand the law and your rights and options.
In general, construction disputes arise when there is a disagreement between the parties involved in a construction project – typically the owner, contractor, or subcontractors. The debate may be about the quality of work, payment for work, or other issues.
If the parties cannot resolve the dispute themselves, various legal options are available. These include mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Each option has advantages and disadvantages.
Mediation is a process where the parties involved in a dispute meet with a mediator to reach an agreement. Mediators do not make decisions or impose solutions but help the parties communicate and negotiate with each other.
Arbitration is similar to mediation, but arbitrators have the power to make binding decisions with which the parties must comply. Arbitration can be advantageous if the parties cannot reach an agreement, but it can also be more costly and time-consuming than mediation.
Litigation is the process of taking a dispute to court. Litigation is usually a last resort, as it can be costly and time-consuming. However, it may be necessary if the parties cannot agree through mediation or arbitration.
Our lawyers are here to assess your situation and advise you on the best course of action. They can also help to negotiate with the other parties involved in the dispute and represent you in court if necessary.
Getting legal advice early on will save you time, money, and stress in the long run, so it is worth doing if you find yourself in a construction dispute.
Construction lawyers handle various legal issues that arise during the construction process. Construction projects involve many skills and are complex, so disputes are common. Construction lawyers represent clients in court involved in construction disputes, such as landowners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers.
We help clients resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. We also have experience litigating construction cases in court. In addition to handling construction disputes, our team also drafts and reviews construction contracts and advises clients on compliance with construction regulations.
If you are involved in a construction dispute, consult with one of our qualified construction lawyers to ensure your rights are protected. We will help you navigate the legal process and obtain the best possible outcome in your case.