Builders and Construction Litigation
Much like implementing the intricate and complex specifications of a blueprint, a construction litigation attorney related to building and construction can work with your company to prevent unforeseen disagreements and effectuate mutually-beneficial settlements to prevent future conflict with various business partners. With the number of sub-contractors, vendors, and service providers involved in residential or commercial construction project, the likelihood of litigation increases. Having a knowledgeable and competent construction litigation lawyer on your team can be an invaluable tool in protecting your or your company from unnecessary exposure to litigation. Further, in some cases, contractors or subcontractors can cause unforeseen damages, fail to complete construction, or even file for bankruptcy in the midst of a project. Our attorneys have specifically addressed legal issues regarding new construction, old construction, bankruptcy matters, fraud, and insurance problems. Additionally, our attorneys have represented both companies and individual related to construction litigation issues on both the plaintiff and defendant side.
When searching for legal counsel to help guide your construction firm through the dispute avoidance and resolution process, keep in mind that construction law is a niche area that requires experience and superior knowledge of the complexities of the bidding and contracting process. Longman & Van Grack’s attorneys are experienced in this industry and are well-equipped to handle issues arising in any of the following areas, including:
- Drafting clear and concise contracts between buyers and sellers, creditors and debtors, contractors and sub-contractors or any other party seeking to enter into a binding relationship;
- Litigating and resolving disputes with contractors who have installed faulty or defective parts and products;
- Litigating and resolving disputes related to contractors or contracting-parties who have filed for bankruptcy or claimed insolvency;
- Handling claims involving new home or existing home construction defects, breach of sellers or buyers, warranties, common area disputes, or builder neglect;
- Working with insurance companies to resolve claims and coverage issues;
- Assisting with compliance and licensing requirements imposed by your state, county and municipality.
In addition to the above functions, Longman & Van Grack also works to preserve those intangible assets for which you have worked diligently to protect, including your reputation, integrity, and good name. In the event a dispute arises between you or your company and another entity, our attorneys will handle the matter with as little publicity as possible, thereby allowing you to continue with your daily business and avoid harmful strikes against your reputation.
As any entrepreneur is aware, there is a certain level of inherent risk when starting and managing a business. The construction industry is certainly no exception and with the number of players involved in real estate development venture, your company may stand at a greater risk of encountering conflict. Our knowledgeable attorneys can carry you through a dispute from the initial negotiation to a settlement or trial, and our construction litigation attorneys will keep a keen eye on ways to minimize liability in the process. We will also review existing documents and procedures utilized by your company to help determine if you are fully protected from potential claims or unenforceable contract language.
With the strict, often unwavering, deadlines imposed by investors and buyers, your construction firm simply does not have time to deal with contract disputes and conflict over building permits. Working with Longman & Van Grack’s aggressive and knowledgeable attorneys, you can overcome the collateral damage often accompanying construction and builders litigation.
The attorneys at Longman & Van Grack skillfully practice in all areas of builders and construction litigation. Contact us at (301) 291-5027 to meet one of our lawyers at our Maryland (Rockville or Bethesda), Virginia, or Washington, DC Offices.