Construction law is the area of the law that deals with all matters relating to building construction, architecture, engineering and related fields. The building process is complex. It includes everything from the development of shopping centers and malls, housing developments, home construction, home remodeling, installing a pool or even re-roofing your home. Construction lawyers are involved in a wide range of matters related to construction from helping in the planning and approval for projects, drafting contracts for the construction of buildings, homes, remodeling, pools, roofs and other improvements to overseeing the government approval of the process. Disputes can arise when there is a breach of contract, or there are construction defects, non-payment issues, warranty issues and any number of other complexities that affect a given construction project or improvement. Most construction issues arise with the initial agreement or contract that is entered into. We represent architects, contractors, developers and home-owners with advice to consider every complexity of a given project from its inception through completion including warranty issues after the project has been completed. As experienced construction law attorneys, we give contractors, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, home-owners, and lending institutions guidance throughout all phases of construction projects, planning, contracting, government oversight, licensing issues, performance, non-performance and lien and bond/surety claims.
As your construction law attorneys, we also represent either side when there is a valid claim or a dispute that needs to be addressed and resolved. Florida law has complicated specific pre-suit requirements regarding construction defects and notices and require that certain specific actions be taken and notices that must be given before you can take legal action to enforce and protect your legal rights and interests. The law applies to contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, materialmen and design professionals who are responsible for the defect. The law mandates that they be given Notice and an opportunity to inspect and potentially repair the defect before a lawsuit is filed against them. We can help guide you through this complex process and we also assist contractors with properly responding to these Notices so hopefully a lawsuit can be avoided.
We guide contractors, developers, lending institutions and homeowners in dealing with construction issues such as liens as there are specific statutory time periods in which the contractor, subcontractor, materialman (supplier), or laborer must give notices that they have the right to file a lien and to protect or defend against such construction liens. Even the smallest technicalities can invalidate a lien. As your construction attorneys, as a builder, contractor, subcontractor, materialman or laborer, we can help ensure that your lien is enforceable; or we can protect you from an improperly made claim of lien and help you through all phases of a given construction project.