What is Construction Law?
Construction Law pertains to any and all legal matters relating to the construction industry. This ranges from contract disputes and permitting to construction defects to workplace accidents. In fact, there are many different areas of construction including residential, commercial, industrial, etc. So it is vital you understand what rights you have depending on which area you are working within.
A seasoned construction law attorney protects contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers and other vendors who are directly related to the construction process in matters of contracts, negotiations, bid protests, and workplace accident claims. We provide our clients with protection in these areas in addition to counsel and general advice.
How can we help you navigate the process?
At Lipsey & Clifford, P.C., we provide peace of mind and guidance to our clients in every facet of the construction process. Our involvement begins early with the permitting and planning process which is imperative to ensure a project moves forward efficiently and within the legal parameters of local code. You need to make sure you have filed for the proper permits and zoning so you can proceed without any issues.
If you are a general contractor you want to make sure your contracts are reviewed carefully prior to signing on to a project. If you are a subcontractor it is important to understand the implications of any payment issues that can affect the general contractor for which you are hired under and how that can impact your financial burden. You may be well into a project and be in negotiations for payment for services you have provided and need help navigating that process. We can provide counsel and take action in your defense to ensure compensation for the services you have provided.
Here are a few of the many services we provide:
- General advice, counsel, and representation
- Contract services including creating new contracts and reviewing existing
- Analyze, prepare, prosecute and defend contract claims
- Negotiate and resolve contract claims
- Mediate construction disputes
- Arbitrate construction disputes
- Litigate at both the trial and appellate levels
- Handle bid protests