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4 Reasons to Hire a Dallas Construction Lawyer For Your Business

Construction companies have to regularly contend with a number of serious problems within the industry, from project delays to payment disputes. If that alone wasn’t enough, construction professionals also have to navigate through an ever-changing web of compliance in the form of state and federal laws and regulations. Without the appropriate representation, you’re left constantly worrying about whether or not your business is prepared to avoid and mitigate the consequences of even the most minor disputes.

To protect the future of your business and avoid falling victim to a claim or lawsuit on your construction project, it’s critical that you contact a Dallas construction lawyer with Cotney Law.

You Can Rely on Our Team of Dallas Construction Lawyers for the Following Services

At Cotney Law, our team of Dallas construction lawyers has years of experience helping contractors, subcontractors, engineers, developers, architects, and material providers navigate a wide variety of legal matters. Below, we’ve outlined just a few of the key reasons to retain a construction lawyer from our firm proactively before any issues arise.

1. We’re Experienced In All Forms of Dispute Resolution

Disputes are all too common in the construction industry. How the dispute is to be resolved often varies depending on the circumstances of the conflict, the attitude of the disputing parties, and the contract. At Cotney Law, our attorneys are experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation, and prepared to help you thoroughly explore each of your legal options with respect to your contract before deciding on a method of resolution.

2. We Can Draft, Review, & Negotiate Your Contracts

It goes without saying that the majority of construction disputes can be traced back to the contract; either there were errors and omissions in the contract provisions or one of the parties was unable or unwilling to meet the obligations specified by the contract. For these reasons, it’s critical to have a Dallas construction lawyer with our firm draft contracts on your behalf, review your current contracts for potential pitfalls, and negotiate pertinent clauses that help ensure the success of your project, such as site conditions and indemnification. We can also help you incorporate an alternative dispute resolution clause into your contracts as a fast and cost-effective way to resolve potential construction disputes.

3. We Can Help You Secure Payment

We are prepared to help you secure and preserve your payment rights throughout every stage of the construction process, including pre-performance and post-performance. In the event that an owner is unwilling or unable to provide you with payment for work you performed or materials you provided, we can assist you in filing a mechanic’s lien, filing a payment bond claim, sending a demand letter, and, as a last resort, filing a lawsuit.

4. We’ll Shield You Against Construction Defect Claims

A construction defect can occur during any phase of the construction project, even years after its completion. If you’ve been accused of defective work, a member of our team of Dallas construction lawyers is prepared to shield the reputation of your construction business with aggressive representation. We’ll review the claim to determine its validity, ascertain how much responsibility your company may bear for the defect, and get to work building a strong defense. To learn more about any of the comprehensive legal services provided by our firm, don’t hesitate to reach out to an attorney at Cotney Law.

If you would like to speak with a Dallas construction lawyer, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.