Construction Litigation

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Dean Mead’s Construction Law Practice Group represents developers, builders, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, suppliers, engineers, architects and owners in a broad range of construction related issues. Our attorneys are able to provide comprehensive representation for all of our construction clients’ legal needs, including:

  • Entity Formation and Operation

Our Team has extensive experience in the design, formation and operation of all types of business entities for construction projects, including corporations, joint ventures and limited liability companies. We regularly advise our clients on the tax advantages of the respective entities as well as the non-tax and business issues surrounding each.

  • Property Acquisition

Our Team represents owners, developers and investors in all aspects of acquisition, development and disposition of real estate, including purchases and sales related to commercial and residential property.

  • Land Use, Zoning and Permitting

Our Team addresses the land use, zoning and permitting challenges that face our clients throughout the state. We handle obtaining local government approvals, such as comprehensive plan changes, developments of regional impact, rezoning, variances, special exceptions, conditional uses and planned developments in a variety of situations and in a variety of jurisdictions.

 

  • Construction Contracts

Our Team drafts and negotiates complex design and construction agreements and assists clients in establishing proper administration procedures. We also educate our clients’ employees on appropriate documentation during the design and construction process.

  • Construction Lien Law and Collections

Our Team has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending all types of mechanics’ lien claims, payment bond claims and collection claims. We counsel clients on ways to preserve lien rights and avoid lien attachments. When collections on claims and judgments are necessary, our Team assists in obtaining final payment for our clients. We collect on judgments and also advise clients on risk management and ways to avoid collection disputes. We also assist clients in developing and implementing procedures to enhance the effectiveness of their collection process. This includes advice regarding contracts, work orders, change orders, releases, lien waivers and other documents.

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