Northern California Construction Contract Disputes
Construction projects involve multiple parties, including design professionals, developers, contractors and subcontractors, property owners, and suppliers. At the law office of Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP, our attorneys have many years of experience representing developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and others in construction contract disputes. To learn more about our legal services and your options when you are involved in a construction contract dispute, reach out to our law office directly.
Common Contract Issues
Our lawyers have experience managing construction contract dispute claims related to a wide array of issues, including:
- Competitive bidding practices
- Insurance coverage
- Payment disputes
- Change order and change of condition disputes
- Delay and disruption disputes
- Warranty disputes
- Contract performance disputes
Understanding the Construction Contract Dispute and Litigation Process
When a construction contract dispute arises, attempting to settle the matter through mediation is typically recommended. Construction mediation involves a third-party mediator who attempts to facilitate a resolution of the claim. Mediation is the fastest, least expensive, and least contentious way to resolve a dispute. Mediation may be mandatory when required by statute or contract provision but is also available if the parties mutually agree to it.
Some construction contracts mandate binding arbitration in the event of a contract dispute. Arbitration involves the parties presenting their respective sides to a case to an arbitrator at a formal hearing. Following the conclusion of the arbitration hearing, the arbitrator will issue a legally binding decision regarding the outcome of a case.
Many construction contract cases are litigated in the civil court system. Civil litigation is a lengthy and expensive process. A skilled attorney with substantial court experience is essential for any party involved in civil litigation.
Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP’s Attorneys are Experienced with all Aspects of Construction Contract Disputes
Our lawyers have decades of combined legal experience with construction contract claims. We understand the complex nature of construction contract claims and the variety of statutes and case law governing such disputes.
To learn more about our construction contract lawyers and how we can support you when you are involved in a construction contract dispute, reach out to us by phone at 415-399-2900, by email, or in person.
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