The firm maintains an active practice in the area of construction law, including representation of construction trade associations in legislative and regulatory matters, and representation of general contractors, specialty trade contractors, material suppliers and construction management firms in contract matters, construction litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution. The firm represents the Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association, North Carolina Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, and the Carolinas Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association, and a large number of their member contractors. We represent general contractors and various tiers of subcontractors. Our team of construction lawyers has experience with both public and private construction projects and has the knowledge and experience to advise our clients on compliance with the unique laws associated with both types of projects.
Our construction lawyers engage in litigation in state and federal court, and at the appellate level, including issues ranging from simple contract disputes, to claims related to liquidated damages, delays, architect and engineer liability, change orders, implied warranties of workmanship and building design defects. Our construction law team has represented contractors in a diverse range of cases ranging from wrongful death claims, to commercial disputes, including payment bond and mechanics’ lien cases. Our construction lawyers also have considerable experience in alternative dispute resolution, having served as arbitrators and as advocates in such proceedings. We are always mindful of our client’s ultimate objectives and we seek to accomplish these objectives in the most cost effective manner possible. We routinely review contracts and other project documents for our clients to insure their interests are protected and in an effort to avoid costly problems that can arise in complex commercial construction projects.