Construction

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Construction law deals with all legal issues relating to the development and construction process, from land acquisition and project financing to post-construction claims settlement.  These include such matters as building contracts, total construction project procurement program development, bonds and sureties, construction and builders’ liens, bidding challenges, and construction claims, which affect all participants in the construction industry, including but not limited to: developers, public and private owners, lender financial institutions, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, prime contractors, planners, designers, engineers, sub-consultants and others.

Construction law covers legal issues and disputes arising from building and improvements of all sizes and complexity, ranging from basic residential work (private projects) to large, complex projects such as: government or commercial and industrial projects.  The latter includes high-rise buildings, light-rail transit systems, nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, hospitals, business office complexes, nursing homes, schools, shopping malls, historic renovations, bridge and highway construction, prisons, steel mills, utility construction, hydroelectric projects, sports and entertainment facilities, ships, cogeneration and alternative energy projects, development communities, and water and wastewater treatment plants.

If you are involved in a construction project, you should consult with an attorney.  You don’t have to be involved with a commercial construction dispute to benefit from an attorney’s counsel.  The attorney can help you with issues like determining construction claims and disputes, litigating construction disputes in court and with competitive bidding disputes. In addition, consider retaining an attorney for drafting and negotiating contracts for construction, professional services, system and major equipment purchases and if you are already involved in a construction project, consider retaining legal assistance during the project for contract compliance and scope of work issues, assistance with dealing with, filing or avoiding liens and other day-to-day issues that arise.

Our broad range of construction experience includes:

Construction Problems and Disputes

  • Delays
  • Cost overruns
  • Non-performance of contracts
  • Defects in materials and/or workmanship
  • Negligence
  • Professional malpractice
  • Breach of warranty

All Phases of Construction Projects

  • Contract negotiations
    • Risk allocation
    • Bonding & insurance
    • Competitive bidding
    • Scope of work
    • Solutions for delays and disruptions
    • Construction management
  • Design and development
  • Change orders
  • Scheduling
  • Inspections
  • Demolition
  • Installation and/or repair of structures and improvements
  • Renovations and fit-ups
  • Punch lists
  • Final completion

Dispute Resolution

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation

Attorneys

Daniel R. Guadalupe
Ezra N. Goodman
Oldrich Foucek, III
Edward G. Sponzilli
Scott B. Allinson
Jerome F. Gallagher, Jr.
James J. Shrager
Richard Brent Somach
David E. Cassidy
Jeremy I. Silberman
Karol S. Robinson
Deanna L. Koestel
Keya C. Denner