SUTHERLAND CONSTRUCTION LAW

Strong representation, knowledge and client centered focus for simple and complex construction litigation involving liens, breach of contracts, trust actions. Our clients include developers, builders, and contractors, engineering firms, industrial equipment manufactory and material suppliers.




Our expertise in the area of Construction Law includes:

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PROJECT PLANNING, DESIGN AND FORMATION

Our experience in Construction Law empowers us to be proactive when faced with complex issues that need to be resolved. Anticipating and solving various issues and problems before they arise allows us to protect our clients’ best interests. Our services are further enhanced by our experience in the areas of:

  • Project specific contract documents
  • CDC construction and design agreements
  • Joint ventures and other teaming arrangements
  • public-private partnerships
  • privatization
  • complex project delivery systems
  • bid questions
  • environmental issues
  • project management
CONSTRUCTION PHASE PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

Sutherland Law regularly handles construction and design claims that can arise during construction, including:

  • Denial of site access
  • Design deficiencies
  • Structural failures
  • Differing site conditions and changed conditions
  • Claims for additional compensation for performing extra work
  • Disruption and lost productivity claims
  • Failure to meet performance standards and guarantees
  • Construction defects
  • Late project completion
  • Terminations for convenience and default
  • Work-site accidents and safety violations post-completion warranty claims
PROJECT CLOSEOUT

Our construction lawyer’s help clients work through the various issues that must be completed in order to successfully close out construction projects, including:

  • Systems acceptance, performance standards and guarantees, punch list, warranty, and other issues
  • Outstanding change orders and pending claims—including performance and payment bonds and claims
  • Time extension and liquidated damages issues
  • Governmental requirements, including those for payment, occupancy, and operation
  • Dispute Resolution