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Experienced Representation for Construction Law Issues

In the complex construction world, legal issues can arise at any stage, often causing significant delays, escalating costs, and potentially jeopardizing the entire project. Whether you’re a contractor facing payment disputes, a property owner dealing with construction defects, or a supplier entangled in contract disagreements, the legal maze can be overwhelming.

At Richman Law Firm PLLC, our seasoned NYC Construction Lawyers represent clients in all aspects of construction law. From drafting and reviewing contracts to representing clients in high-stakes litigation, we provide comprehensive legal solutions tailored to your unique circumstances.

Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you turn legal challenges into opportunities for growth.

Construction Contracts

Contracts are the foundation for all transactions and relationships in the construction industry. They outline the rights, responsibilities, and expectations of all parties involved. However, the complexity of these documents often leads to misunderstandings and disputes. Having an experienced attorney can help ensure your rights and interests are protected every step of the way.

Contract Drafting & Review

A well-drafted contract can prevent disputes before they arise. Our team of experienced construction lawyers meticulously drafts clear, enforceable contracts tailored to your specific needs. We also review construction contracts to ensure your interests are adequately protected, and potential risks are identified and mitigated.

Breach of Contract

A breach of contract in the construction industry can have severe financial implications. If you’re facing a breach or accused of one, our skilled attorneys can help. We analyze the situation from every angle, develop a robust legal strategy, and work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests.

Contract Disputes

Contract disputes can quickly escalate, leading to costly litigation. Our team is adept at resolving such disputes through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. However, if litigation becomes necessary, we will represent you aggressively in court to ensure a favorable outcome.

Contract Termination

Terminating a construction contract is a complex process that requires careful handling to avoid potential liabilities. Whether you’re considering terminating a contract or facing termination by another party, our lawyers can guide you through the process while safeguarding your interests.

Commercial Construction

Commercial construction disputes often arise from issues related to contract terms, delays, quality of work, site conditions, and project management. Delays, whether caused by disruptions or a combination of factors, further complicate project timelines and responsibilities. Ambiguous contract terms, poor project planning, inadequate documents, and regulatory changes are common causes of disputes.  Whether you’re a contractor, business owner, supplier, architect, or property owner, we can assist in a range of commercial construction disputes such as:

Residential Construction

Homeowners and contractors often encounter many legal challenges in construction. These can range from disputes over work performed not meeting the agreed standards or where contractors fail to adhere to the timeline specified in the contract. Other times, contractors might encounter homeowners who wrongfully withhold payment or demand additional work outside the original scope without proper compensation. Our firm is adept at resolving legal matters related to:

Construction Litigation

In the construction industry, disputes are unfortunately common and can quickly escalate into full-blown litigation. These disputes can arise from many issues, such as construction defects, delays, insurance coverage disputes, and more. At Richman Law Firm PLLC, we understand the intricacies of construction law and have a proven track record in representing clients in complex construction litigation cases.

Construction Defects

Construction defects can lead to substantial financial losses and pose serious safety risks. Whether you’re a property owner dealing with faulty workmanship or a contractor accused of delivering substandard work, our experienced lawyers can help. We meticulously investigate the case, gather evidence, and develop a robust legal strategy to protect your rights.

Delays, Disruptions, and Work Stoppage

Delays and disruptions in construction projects can result in significant financial losses. Whether these delays are due to unforeseen circumstances, supplier issues, or contractor inefficiencies, our lawyers have the experience to handle these complex cases. We work diligently to resolve these issues promptly and efficiently while minimizing risks.

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Insurance plays a critical role in managing risks in construction projects. However, disputes often arise over the scope of coverage, claim denials, or delayed payments. Our attorneys have extensive experience resolving insurance coverage disputes and will aggressively advocate for your rights against insurance companies.

Mechanic’s Lien & Bond Claims

Mechanic’s liens and bond claims are powerful tools for contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers to ensure payment for their services. However, navigating the process can be complex and challenging. Our team has extensive experience in filing mechanic’s liens and bond claims, as well as defending against them.

Payment Disputes

Payment disputes are one of the most common issues in the construction industry. Whether you’re a contractor who hasn’t been paid for your work or a property owner disputing a bill, our experienced attorneys can help. We understand the complexities of construction payment laws and will work tirelessly to resolve your dispute in a manner that protects your financial interests.

Performance Disputes

Performance disputes often arise when there is disagreement over the quality or timeliness of work performed. These disputes can lead to costly delays and potential litigation. At Richman Law Firm PLLC, we represent property owners and contractors in performance disputes. Our goal is to find a resolution that respects your rights and protects your interests.

Property Damage Disputes

Construction projects can sometimes result in unintended damage to property, leading to disputes over liability and compensation. Whether you’re a property owner seeking compensation for damages or a contractor facing a claim, our experienced lawyers can help. We will thoroughly investigate the claim, gather evidence, and develop a robust legal strategy to protect your rights.

Scope of Work Disputes

Disagreements over the scope of work outlined in a construction contract can lead to significant delays and increased costs. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling scope of work disputes. We will carefully review your contract, assess the situation, and provide clear, practical advice on how to best protect your interests.

Supplier Disputes

Supplier disputes can arise from late deliveries, non-delivery, or supply of substandard materials. These disputes can have significant implications on the timeline and budget of your construction project. Our team has successfully represented clients in supplier disputes, working diligently to resolve issues promptly and minimize disruption to your project.

Unlicensed Contractor Disputes

Hiring an unlicensed contractor can expose property owners to significant risks, including substandard work, liability for injuries or damages, and potential legal action. If you’re facing a claim involving an unlicensed contractor, our attorneys can provide the legal support you need. We will evaluate your situation, advise on the best course of action, and vigorously represent your interests in any ensuing legal proceedings.

Get An Experienced New York Construction Law Attorney On Your Side

Construction law is complex, and navigating it without experienced legal representation can be risky. Whether you’re dealing with contract issues, facing potential litigation, or seeking to recover damages, having a seasoned construction law attorney by your side can make a significant difference.

At Richman Law Firm PLLC, we offer comprehensive construction law services designed to protect your interests and help you achieve your goals. Our team of experienced attorneys will guide you through every step of the process, providing clear, practical advice based on years of experience in the field.

We understand that every client’s situation is unique. That’s why we take the time to understand your specific needs and tailor our services accordingly. We believe in proactive communication and will keep you informed at every stage of your case.

Don’t navigate the complexities of construction law alone. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us put our experience to work for you.

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    SCOTT B. RICHMAN, ESQ.

    Mr. Richman is the Managing Member and Founder of Richman Law Firm PLLC. In his role as Managing Member, Mr. Richman oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm and handles the litigation of the most complex legal matters across a vast array of practice areas and disciplines. ​

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