Construction Law and Litigation:
The construction practice group at Seale & Ross advises and represents Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Lenders in all areas of the construction industry from contract preparation and negotiation to construction litigation in federal and state courts, as well as mediation and arbitration. The construction practice group lawyers are experienced in advising their clients in construction contract negotiations and drafting, contract management, claims avoidance, claims preparation, and litigation of construction disputes. They have a broad range of construction industry experience from representing clients in complex multi-million dollar construction projects and disputes, to representing clients involved in residential homeowner’s issues. The construction practice group lawyers have drafted multi-million dollar public and private contracts and represented Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers in multi-million dollar disputes involving public and private construction projects.
Construction law and litigation involves unique technical knowledge of the design process, the construction process, the roles of design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors and an understanding of the relationships between those parties. The lawyers of the construction practice group have experience in handling simple and complex construction litigation in state and federal courts, as well as resolving claims through alternative dispute resolution using mediation and arbitration. The lawyers of the construction practice group focus on strenuously representing their client’s interests while pursuing the most reasonable course for resolving their client’s claims.
At Seale & Ross, we focus on providing services to our construction industry clients that will assist them in more efficiently pursuing their businesses.
General Areas of Experience:
Contract Negotiation and Preparation
Construction Document Forms
Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration
Construction and Design Defects
Construction Change Orders
Contract Payment Issues
Construction Contract Disputes
Design Professionals, Errors and Omissions
Insurance and Surety Claims
Construction Law and Litigation:
We represent Owners and Lenders, both in the public and private sector, in construction disputes with regard to the design, construction and completion of complex building projects, whether the claims are brought in courts of law or in arbitration. These claims involve a wide variety of matters from defense of Chinese drywall claims and individual homeowner claims to claims involving large governmental projects with millions of dollars in dispute.
Construction litigation involves a deep technical knowledge of the design process, the construction process, the roles of design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors and an understanding of the relationships between those parties. The complexity of construction litigation increases with the dollar amout of the contracts because of the additional parties to such claims (e.g., material suppliers, building trades, subcontractors, etc.). The successful construction litigator looks for solutions before trial dates or arbitration dates where possible, but must be prepared to put on a thorough case if the dispute proceeds on the merits.