Construction is a unique industry. It involves significant capital investment. At DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, our construction law attorneys have the experience, knowledge and judgment to guide clients past the pitfalls into which all too many projects and parties fall. We assist with both public and private projects, and we can represent any conceivable stakeholder in a project.
How A Lawyer Contributes To Construction Projects
For developers, owners and contractors alike, construction projects can present difficult legal issues that require quick, decisive action. At any stage of a project, from bidding and procurement to contract negotiation, through performance and completion, progress can grind to a halt without solid, reliable legal advice.
A construction attorney’s primary goal is to minimize how long the project takes and what it costs. This means working closely with other professionals, such as engineers, architects and planners, to keep the project moving in the right direction. Whether the project is relatively small or a multibillion-dollar undertaking, our firm is ready to step in and help at any stage – and we have the track record to prove it.
We Work To Prevent Problems Before They Arise
Construction law is unique – in that disputes very rarely end up in a courtroom. Suretyship, bonding and lien law problems are a frequent offshoot of troubled projects. The handling of those problems can be the salvation or undoing of a project.
Our firm has successfully helped clients avert crises that seemed unavoidable, and work through crises that had already arrived. While no two cases will call for the same response, our goal, in every case, is to provide the client with a solution that will optimize the result and minimize delays, costs and frustration.
Accomplishing this task while still protecting a client’s interest means striking a careful balance between being overly reactive and overly combative. While legal counsel early in the contracting process can often help to avoid disputes later, issues of performance and payment may arise in even the best managed construction projects – issues that may prove incapable of being worked out in the field. In those instances, our attorneys can provide strategies and alternatives for dispute resolution ranging from face-to-face negotiation to mediation, arbitration and, when necessary, litigation.
In addition, our firm is renowned for its expertise and track record in dealing with government-related construction issues. Many of the firm’s partners have held senior positions in all levels of New Jersey government. Their knowledge of the procedures and pitfalls inherent in every project’s unavoidable dealings with government is an invaluable asset for our clients.
Construction Disputes And Litigation
If a dispute does require litigation, we are experienced, aggressive and zealous advocates. We also resolve issues through various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Whether a dispute concerns a simple breach of contract or a complex array of technical issues, or it involves two parties or a dozen, our attorneys have the know-how to bring the matter to a successful conclusion.
We Have The Resources To Help You
At DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, we have experience in every aspect of construction – from contracting to permitting to arbitration to licensing liens, surety and bond claims. We have the resources, expertise and perspective to help keep projects moving forward smoothly to completion. To review your case with our team, email us or call 201-928-1100.