Construction Law

Addressing Construction Matters And Disputes In A Proactive And Responsive Manner

At the construction law firm of Lerner & Weiss APC, we have more than 60 years of combined experience in all aspects of this complex area of law. We are dedicated to drafting construction contracts with an eye for prevention of disputes and with a goal of avoiding litigation.

We work diligently and aggressively to protect the rights of our clients and defend against allegations of construction defects. We assist with all matters related to construction law, including, but not limited to, the following:

Construction Contracts

Gone are the days when a handshake could seal the deal for a construction project. Carefully drafted construction contracts for all areas of the building project go a long way to preventing future litigation. Our skilled construction contract attorneys can assist with:

  • Preparing construction agreements
  • Negotiating on your behalf
  • Reviewing documents
  • Advising throughout the bid process

We draft and review contracts concerning delivery of goods and services, time for completion of the project, how and when payments will be made to contractors and subcontractors, how to deal with change orders, how to handle disagreements and disputes, and any and all matters relevant to your construction project.

Construction Disputes

Construction projects generally involve multiple parties working within tight time schedules. Construction disputes can arise between subcontractors, material suppliers, property owners or any other entity involved in the project, and these disputes often slow down or even halt entire projects until they are resolved. Common construction disputes include:

  • Delay
  • Extra work and change orders
  • Scope of work
  • Mechanics liens
  • Surety bonds
  • Stop notices
  • Prompt payment

At Lerner & Weiss APC, we do everything legally possible to quickly resolve disputes so the project is not delayed. If the dispute arises after completion of the project, we will utilize every resolution technique available, from “kitchen-table” discussions and negotiations to representing our clients in the courtroom.

Construction Defects

Construction defect claims can involve any entity involved in a construction project. For example, there may be allegations the architect poorly designed the project to claims that subcontractors performed poorly. Sometimes, defects do not show up for years after a project is completed.

The stress of construction defect litigation takes a toll on both the business and the personal life of the parties involved in the litigation. We pull out all the stops in defending our clients. We absorb the stress so that you can focus on maintaining your business while we resolve the construction defect allegations.

Construction Litigation

Even the most carefully drafted, intensely negotiated construction agreements are not immune to disagreements between parties. And when disputes arise, there are times when litigation is unavoidable. When that event occurs, our construction litigation attorneys stand ready and eager to protect the interests of our clients. We will aggressively defend your rights, whether you are an architect, project designer, general contractor, subcontractor, property owner, material supplier or have some other role in the construction process.

We have a track record of success in our handling of all aspects of construction law from contract preparation to the end of trial. We have experience successfully navigating complex construction matters and will negotiate on your behalf to prevent costly litigation when possible. When necessary, we will aggressively and vigorously protect your rights and interests in the courtroom.

Our construction attorneys can help. Call (818) 986-0893 or fill out our online contact form.