Construction is a unique industry with unique types of issues arising in addition to the standard business ones.
We believe that this requires a dedicated approach.
Over the years, we have assisted designers, engineers, builders and other contractors and subcontractors solve these issues largely out of the courtroom. We have also represented property owners on the “other side” of the fence.
Typically, construction litigation cases involve contract disputes, construction defects, delays and extra work claims, payment disputes, and insurance disputes.
We always stress to contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and owners the importance of creating detailed construction contracts that set out the rights and responsibilities of each party before the job begins.
While misunderstandings, mistakes and disputes are a natural part of doing business in the construction industry in Florida, the strength of your contracts is key to determining the impact of disputes on your future.
At the onset of any construction project, all contingencies must be addressed in the contract documents. This is the starting point for avoiding disputes and by accomplishing this, you help to prevent litigation. All too often we find that the parties have relied on industry standard form contracts that may not address the unique circumstances associated with your project. While these forms can be a good starting point, they usually need to be customized to fit your needs.