Whether it’s assembling a lawsuit for defective work, building a contract between a general contractor and a subcontractor, or designing a construction claim to comply with the Miller Act, Johnstone Adams construction attorneys get the job done right. Our comprehensive resources, including a stable of expert consultants, combined with our abundant experience in this arena has positioned us as one of the leading legal services providers for the construction industry in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and along the I-10 Gulf Coast corridor.
From pre-project to close -out, our commercial construction experience includes:
- Marine construction
- Contract drafting and review
- Contract disputes
- Architectural and engineering design claims
- Insured defense
- Arbitration and litigation
- Construction delays
- Liquidated damages
- Design defects
- Change orders
- Retainage issues
Johnstone Adams construction clients include general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, owners, design professionals, construction lenders, offshore builders, and shipbuilders.
WHAT CAN A CONSTRUCTION LAWYER DO FOR YOUR BUILD?
Our construction lawyers have ample experience providing practical legal advice to all parties in the construction industry, from architects to contractors, subcontractors, developers, engineers, banks, sureties, insurance companies, material suppliers, and owners. Building a new home, office building, shopping mall, or any structure is a complex, stressful and costly experience, and these builds can be dangerous.
You may face disputes on cost, quality, duration of the build, workplace injuries and damages, and construction defect allegations after the fact. Construction disputes involve many individuals and companies and substantial sums of money, which is why the commercial litigation process is so convoluted. Contracts involving companies and independent contractors may call for resolution through mediation, arbitrations, or a dispute review board. An experienced construction lawyer understands how to navigate these situations to reach the desired resolution.
Our construction lawyers at Johnstone Adams, LLC may assist individuals and businesses facing legal challenges as they build a new structure. Whether it’s a home or commercial building, our attorneys can help in these ways and more:
- Obtaining land for the project as well as addressing any environmental concerns regarding the build.
- Acquiring financing from another source, including preparing and negotiating loan documents outlining the rights of the bank and other funding sources.
- Assisting on decisions regarding the approach to project delivery, including multi-prime, design-build, and design-bid-build construction.
- Drafting bid requests for the developer or owner to find a contractor. (Public projects for government properties may be required to file a bid protest to show a fair bidding process.)
- Drafting and negotiating contracts between contractors, subcontractors, and the owner after a project is awarded.
- Arranging documents for insurance and bonding to secure work performance and protect the involved parties against personal injury lawsuits and property damage.
HOW A LAWYER HELPS DURING A PROJECT BUILD
Building a new structure has countless moving parts and people involved. It’s common for material deliveries to be delayed, and unforeseen events may cause issues that delay the entire project. However, our construction lawyers help everyone involved understand and comply with them to ensure your build goes according to plan. Construction law is one of several practice areas that is rewarding work because our team gets to help you start at the beginning and see you through to a successful conclusion.
If contractors, subcontractors, or other parties are not paid, we can help to file bonds or liens to secure full payment for their hard work and the cost of their materials.
CONSTRUCTION LAW IS A MULTI-FACETED AREA
Construction lawyers require vast knowledge in many legal areas. We must be well-versed and prepared to handle any legal problems along the way as the construction industry is affected by many other places of business. Issues can happen that involve banking, taxes, and contract laws.
Environmental law often plays a role in larger builds to make sure wildlife and essential parts of nature are unharmed by the construction process and completed structure. A dispute between owners, contractors, and other parties can involve criminal law, bankruptcy law, tort law, insurance law, bone and lien law, and litigation. Our worker’s compensation and personal injury knowledge come into play if someone is injured while working on the build.
Johnstone Adams, LLC has a team of lawyers specializing in these practice areas, making our law firm an excellent choice for representation throughout the construction process.
CONTACT OUR CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS IN MOBILE
Our construction lawyers understand the intricacies of building a new home, building, or large shopping center and have successfully helped many clients pursue their real estate and construction goals. Contact our Mobile, Alabama office today at (844) 682-7682 or fill out our online contact form.