At the Gourley Law Group, we understand the construction business, from a practical standpoint, as well as legal one. Members of our construction law team have personally owned construction companies, giving them a unique perspective when it comes to being a construction lawyer.
We have experience with large- and small-scale projects and have assisted our clients through every stage of construction, from planning to completion, as well as dispute resolution. Our construction law specialists are committed to working with our clients, on both public and private projects, within every sector of the construction industry.
We know how important it is to keep construction projects moving on schedule and on budget. If you are in need of a construction law certified lawyer, with real-world construction industry experience, contact the Gourley Law Group today at (360) 323-2885 to schedule your free consultation.
Contracts and Subcontracts
Construction contracts are a unique type of contractual arrangement and one of the most litigated areas of the law. Construction is a dynamic and multifaceted undertaking that requires both specifics and the flexibility to adapt to ever changing conditions. We draft, review, and amend all types of construction contracts and subcontracts.
Residential, commercial, general construction, or specialty trades; we have dealt with them all. Members of the firm have owned construction companies and are very familiar with construction processes, including the issues and nightmares that can unexpectedly arise.
Lien Placement—Foreclosure & Defense
A construction lien can be placed on a property by a contractor or subcontractor who has not been compensated for services rendered. When a contractor or material supplier does not get paid, they have a statutory right to file a lien against the property, so long as they follow all the necessary notice provisions.
These liens are designed to protect against the risk of not being paid for services provided by the contractor. Our skilled construction lawyers can review your documents, to ensure you comply with the required policies. We can also file your liens on your behalf and proceed to foreclose those liens when needed.
We also advise property owners on the receiving end of these construction liens. These liens make property titles unclear, making it near impossible to sell or refinance a property. If left unresolved, a lien can force a property into sale to settle the claim. If you are the victim of a clearly excessive or fraudulent lien, we can help you get it removed from your property title.
Construction Defects—Prosecution & Defense
The job is done and now there is a problem. Our hands on experience in the construction field is a big advantage in analyzing the validity of a claim. We can help contractors defend against a homeowner that claims a defect with the intention of avoiding paying for services rendered; as well as advise the property owner who has fallen victim to a contractor who has provided defective work.
When a disagreement arises on site, it can be costly for the contractors, as well as the property owners. Disputes can push out deadlines and cause risk to the entire project. Our construction defect attorneys are skilled in construction dispute resolution. We will work with you to determine the best course of action to avoid drawn out litigation that will affect your project and your bottom line.
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