Construction projects are no small undertaking. From initial concept to completion, a variety of professionals from general contractors and subcontractors to architects and engineers have a hand in bringing a single structure to life. With this sheer amount of stakeholders, it’s only inevitable that conflict is bound to occur. However, with such legal disputes come serious financial hardship, lengthy delays, and a breakdown in professional relationships across the board. Because of this, it’s important that you enlist the assistance of a Dallas construction law attorney with Cotney Law who will act diligently to protect the future of your construction business.
What Our Dallas Construction Law Firm Offers
Construction businesses that retain legal counsel highly-experienced in the unique aspects of construction law are more likely to achieve a favorable outcome when facing any kind of conflict, whether it be a payment dispute, project delay, or breach of contract. Our Dallas construction law firm is unlike other law firms that simply dabble in construction law because we’re solely dedicated to representing and defending members of the construction industry. Each of our attorneys has professional experience working in the industry and is prepared to offer you the legal assistance necessary to successfully run your construction business. Here are just a few of our core services organized by practice area:
Contracts are the backbone of the construction industry; they establish the parties’ obligations, determine how risks will be shared, ensure that all parties are on the same page regarding the scope of work, and control how and when contractors and subcontractors are to be paid. A poorly-written contract has the capacity to limit your ability to resolve disputes outside a court of law and threaten the livelihood of your construction business. To prevent this common occurrence, a Dallas construction law attorney with our firm can provide contract drafting, review, and negotiation services to address the necessary provisions to protect your best interests. The ideal contract should clearly outline the scope of the project, payment schedules, project expectations, and how disputes are to be resolved to avoid any miscommunications down the line.
Collection Efforts and Payment Disputes
Although performance in any area of the construction industry is dependent upon an uninterrupted cash flow, it’s not uncommon for contractors to experience cash flow problems on a regular basis due to delinquent clients. To help you secure the payment you’re rightfully owed for labor performed or materials provided, our firm places a number of legal options at your disposal, including sending a demand letter and filing a mechanic’s lien.
Dispute Resolution Services
Speaking of disputes, our Dallas construction law firm also provides a number of dispute resolution services, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Depending on the circumstances and severity of your case, we will first work to resolve your dispute in a time-effective and cost-effective manner through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods like mediation. Only in the event that these methods are not sufficient will we move forward to represent you in a court of law through the process of litigation.
Last but certainly not least, a Dallas construction law attorney with Cotney Law is prepared to ensure that your jobsite is in compliance with the standards established and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We’re experienced in all facets of the OSHA inspection process and defending against OSHA citations and are prepared to protect your workplace by providing you with the legal counsel you need to reduce or eliminate fines and keep your workers safe. To learn more about our comprehensive construction law services offered by our firm, consult an attorney at Cotney Law.
If you would like to speak with an attorney from our Dallas construction law firm, 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.