Construction law is an amalgamation of primary areas of the law. Contract law, real property law, land use planning, and litigation all play an important role in the practice of construction law. Contract law applies to proposals, bids and the negotiation and execution of construction contracts. When a dispute arises during a construction project, parties focus on rights and remedies, and litigation often becomes the principal consideration in resolving the dispute. And, of course, real estate and land use planning permeate all aspects of a construction project.
Construction litigation frequently involves unpaid contractors and subcontractors seeking to recover for labor performed or materials provided. We have represented both property owners and contractors in such disputes. The lawyers at WL&H are well versed in the mechanic’s lien statutes and related laws that apply when contractors and subcontractors are not paid.
Given our experience in contract law, real property law, land use planning, and litigation, the lawyers at WL&H are uniquely positioned to assist clients with construction law issues.