Construction Law

Norris McLaughlin helps build things. 

Part and parcel of the land development and construction process is following construction law and mitigating legal issues. Whether it’s acquiring land, arranging financing, or settling post construction claims, our construction law attorneys are skilled and able to meet the challenges of shepherding the pieces to create a great, finished project.

During a construction project, legal issues could include writing and abiding by agreements with building contractors. It could include construction project procurement, program development bonds and sureties, addressing construction and builders’ liens, navigating bidding challenges, and tackling construction claims with skill and grace. 

The difference between a smooth building process and one fraught with process delays and lost time can come down to having the right team, expertise, and legal counsel. 

Who We Are

If you are involved in a construction project – of any size or complexity – you should consult with an attorney. At Norris McLaughlin, we help you sift through and resolve competitive bidding disputes. We draft and negotiate construction contracts and provide guidance when contracting professional services or making major equipment purchases. We review contracts for compliance, assess scope of work issues, and help with avoiding construction liens and other day-to-day project obstacles.  Our construction law attorneys frequently collaborate with our environmental, real estate, and insurance law attorneys when advocating for our clients. When construction claims and disputes including litigation arise, we guide our clients through this process, focused on getting the best possible outcome. 

Who We Help

From homeowners to government, commercial, or industrial project development, we understand and address the many factors that shape a project and affect participants in the construction industry. From developers and public and private property owners to lenders and financial institutions, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, planners, designers, engineers’ sub-consultants, and others, Norris McLaughlin is here to help.

What We Do

Construction law covers all phases of construction projects, legal issues, and disputes that come up, whether from new construction and building projects to existing building improvement projects – of all shapes, sizes, and complexities.

With our broad range of construction experience, we can provide advice and guidance throughout your project, including:

All Phases of Construction Projects

  • Contract negotiations and documentation
  • Risk allocation, bonding, and insurance advice
  • Change orders
  • Inspections, approvals, and punch lists
  • Subcontractor and materialmen contracts and performance
  • Installation, renovations, and repair issues and claims 
  • Final completion

Construction Problems and Disputes

  • Scheduling delays and disputes
  • Cost overruns
  • Non-performance of contracts
  • Defects in materials and/or workmanship
  • Professional malpractice
  • Breach of contract, warranty and payment disputes

Dispute Resolution

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
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