Why you should hire a Construction Law Attorney
Many owners of construction businesses often wonder why they would need the help or expertise of a construction attorney. Our clients know that we understand construction and the laws, regulations, and ordinances which govern construction law and real estate. At Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo our construction law attorneys have a reputation for getting results. When a client has a construction law problem, the stakes can be large. Penalties for contractual non-performance can be severe. To convince you further we have gathered some reasons as to why you should hire a construction attorney.
Experience and Knowledge
The main reason you will want to hire a construction law attorney is their expertise and knowledge when it comes to the construction process and people involved. Construction attorneys can assist general contractors and other construction professionals in many ways including:
Representation in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits
Obtaining a construction or mechanic’s lien against a property if you have not yet been paid for your work
Representation in lawsuits alleging design flaws or construction defects
Personnel/employee relations issues
Business planning and formation
The attorney must understand land use and zoning regulations. They must understand the concepts and practice of architecture, construction, materials, and causes of structural failure. The attorney must also possess strong negotiation skills and the ability to litigate successfully on behalf of the client.
Fast Resolution of Disputes
A skilled construction law attorney will be able to provide solutions that satisfy both parties and save their clients the time, money and aggravation of going to court. The use of mediation and arbitration are two examples of alternatives to litigation to resolve a dispute. Disputes that arise between design professionals (architects and engineers) and owners are very different from disputes between contractors and subcontractors. That is where the expertise of your construction law lawyer will come in to find a way to handle the dispute in a way that satisfies all parties.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a construction law attorney at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo you can give us a call today or check out our website. We are more than willing to answer all of your questions and help you in all of your business endeavors.