Construction law deals with building construction, engineering, and other related fields. It combines elements of contract law, commercial law, and employment law. Attorneys who work in construction law are proficient in a wide range of legal issues including contracts, torts of negligence, bonds, as well as liens and security interests. Construction law affects nearly everyone in the construction industry, specifically banks and other financial institutions, surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, construction workers, and planners.
Practice Areas of Construction Law
- Construction law has evolved into a specialized discipline. Construction law merges working with regulatory structures, like environmental and building regulations, as well as fundamental contract principles including subcontract issues and liability arising from breach of contract.
- Construction law attorneys must also be able to work on alternative dispute resolutions, bankruptcy issues for contractors, defective design or construction claims, and of course, litigating many of those issues in a courtroom. One thing is certain, a construction attorney must be well-versed in a large variety of different types of law.
ALL PRACTICE AREAS
How can Dubail Judge Help me With Construction?
The process of planning and executing a construction project is complicated, and unfortunate mistakes or misunderstandings can lead the parties of a construction project to a legal impasse. When disputes arise, our law firm is experienced and ready to take on your case.
Representing your interests with the requisite knowledge and resources can lead to an acceptable resolution of the issue. If you require assistance with these or any construction-related matters, we are available for consultation and are committed to providing excellent legal representation.
Are construction laws state or federal?
Construction attorneys must work with both state and federal regulations and laws.
For example, if a construction projection is receiving money from a government contract then these projects usually involve federal, state and local governments. Another example of law and regulations across the levels of government is the subsection of construction law that deals with workers' compensation.
It is always best to speak with an attorney if you are unsure about which laws have jurisdiction over your construction project.
What should be in a construction contract?
Construction projects usually begin with a contract delineating the written terms of the agreement between the parties commissioning and completing the plan.
These initial stage contracts must unambiguously establish what work is to be done, how much the work will cost, and the conditions of payment.
To some degree, construction attorneys must plan for as many foreseeable risks as possible when drafting these construction contracts. Contract amendment is difficult, so discussing construction planning and payments with your attorney from the onset is a best practice.