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:


 

Contract drafting

 

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.


 
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Norman H. Jackson, Utah Court of Appeals Judge, Retired, has joined the law firm of Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC, effective April 2017.  Judge Jackson was one of the seven founding Judges of the Utah Court of Appeals and served terms as Presiding and Associate Presiding Judge.
 
Judge Jackson was the senior attorney in a Richfield law firm for eighteen years.  The firm engaged in legal, business and tax cases, including practice before State and Federal Courts, U.S. Board of Land Appeals, Utah Public Service Commission and Arizona Corporation Commission.  Clients included counties, cities, banks department stores, communications and credit associations, irrigation companies, auto dealers, building supply stores, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. They took “every type of case that came through the door,” from criminal defense work to a patent royalty dispute for the inventor of the Frisbee. Judge Jackson has been a lifetime rancher doing business in Utah as Jackson Cattle Company and Arizona as EJ Cattle Ranches.
 
Judge Jackson’s professional service includes terms on the Utah State Bar Commission, Bar Foundation (President and Vice President), Air Travel Commission, and Utah Information Technology Commission.  He served on the Judiciary’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for thirteen years and initiated and supervised the Appellate Court Mediation Office.  He developed and advanced a realistic and workable framework for both of Utah’s Appellate Courts to use in reviewing trial court and administrative agency decisions.  He published three editions of Utah Standards of Appellate Review while participating in more than 2,000 appellate court decisions.  
 
Judge Jackson’s experience will complement the other outstanding lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC.  The firm will continue its representation of injured individuals, as well as clients in real estate, business, estate planning, tax, contract and education matters.
 

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