At The Finley Firm, our Georgia construction attorneys and Alabama construction lawyers handle legal disputes relating to construction projects, including commercial building contracts, real estate disputes, and other disputes concerning complex commercial projects, in Alabama, Georgia, and throughout the nation.
Georgia Construction Attorneys & Alabama Construction Lawyers
Our construction attorneys handle disputes arising from legal issues relating to:
Bonds and securities
Construction and builders’ liens
Other construction claims requiring arbitration
The parties to these disputes include owners, contractors, subcontractors, designers, engineers, architects, securities, suppliers, lending institutions, and other parties participating in the construction process.
Prior Construction Law Experience
Given the array of relationships (e.g., owner-developer, architect-contractor, contractor-subcontractor), the building industry is fraught with litigation risks. At The Finley Firm, our attorneys understand the innumerable details involved in managing major construction projects from contract negotiation through project delivery and post-delivery issues.
We have significant experience working with clients on construction contracts, environmental and regulatory compliance and investigations, financing, local zoning laws, and engineering and construction management. Our clients represent many segments of the construction industry, including contractors, owners, developers, tenants, guarantors, sureties and insurers, state and local agencies, engineers and architectural firms, and financial institutions.
Types of Construction Litigation
Construction litigation is often the result of unresolved disputes about construction defects (including latent defects), problems with foundations, framing, roofing, and exteriors, including Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS). Other potential problems exist with HVAC systems, indoor air quality (e.g., alleged mold), grading, landscaping, financing, and insurance coverage.
Because construction projects involve many contractors and subcontractors, communication (or the lack thereof) and differing (even competing) agendas often result in disputes.
Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
In the event of a dispute, our construction attorneys represent clients in mediation and other dispute resolution proceedings.
If the dispute resolution process does not resolve the conflict, our attorneys are prepared and experienced in construction litigation and arbitration. We will formulate a cost-effective and timely strategy to protect and enforce a client’s rights to reach a successful resolution.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Class Actions & Mass Torts