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Construction Law: How a Lawyer Can Help You

| Jan 11, 2018 | Construction Law |

Construction Law : How a Lawyer Can Help You

Construction companies must be aware of the legal framework they are operating under to avoid legal issues that could jeopardize the project in the future. The federal, state and local governments have their own regulations that affect different aspects of the building process. To avoid disputes construction companies must be strategic and proactive. Here’s how lawyers from Stratton & Green, ALC can help you.

Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Contract drafting and negotiation are one of the most important first stages that construction companies need to pay attention to. Thinking critically about the direction of the project and the possible pitfalls that may plague the process in the future will determine the terms of a contract.

Some of the issues our lawyers can help you address include the collection of payment during the course of the project. Your lawyer can also prepare a comprehensive breakdown of all the contractual requirements before the project commences. Understanding the requirements of the project helps the builder determine if he can fulfill them before signing the contract.

Dispute Resolution

This describes the mechanism that the parties involved in a contract will follow in case issues arise between them. The dispute resolution mechanism can be outlined in the contract during the initial drafting and negotiation stages. Construction is one of the most dispute ridden industries. Having a well-defined dispute resolution mechanism helps clients determine how, where, and when the issues will be resolved. This, in turn, facilitates the smooth running of the project and avoids lengthy litigation processes that could prove to be costly.

Since different regions have their own rules and regulations, having two parties from different states can lead to a situation where both parties have different expectations. Stratton & Green, ALC has lawyers who are experienced in conflict resolution, employment law, mechanic’s lien, amongst others.