The Supreme Court, State of New York has adopted new Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Rules for civil cases, forming a
Twomey Latham’s full-service Construction Law Group handles a wide range of matters involving the construction industry. The specialized training, experience, and education of our attorneys make our firm particularly effective in advising and counseling our clients in this highly specialized and technical area of the law.
Through every phase of the contract process, from pre-construction through to the issuance of the final certificate of occupancy, the firm represents developers, property owners, builders, commercial and residential contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers with respect to commercial and residential projects, new construction, and renovations.
The construction contract forms the foundation for the entire project and our attorneys possess the experience necessary to draft and negotiate the most effective construction contracts that balance the rights of the parties while furthering the interests of the firm’s clients to best accomplish their contractual objectives. With a strong understanding of the most commonly used terms, we leave no stone unturned, maximizing our clients’ contractual rights by including comprehensive risk allocation provisions, such as those that pertain to indemnity, insurance and warranty issues. The insight of our attorneys affords us the opportunity to provide the firm’s clients with invaluable advice that buys much more than just peace of mind.
In addition to transactional matters, Twomey Latham frequently litigates complex construction disputes involving defective construction claims, delays, scope of work disputes, mechanic’s lien foreclosure and defense, OSHA violations, ECB violations, and labor law claims.
Whether in mediation, in arbitration, or at trial, our attorneys are devoted to helping our clients achieve their business objectives while always seeking to minimize risk, exposure, and expense.
Below are just some of the construction-related services we provide to our clients:
- Construction contract negotiating, drafting, and review, including a complete analysis of indemnity obligations
- Construction contract administration
- Construction procurement and bid process
- Construction design/defect
- Engineer/architect professional liability
- Breach of contract claims
- Change order or extra work disputes
- Scope of work issues
- Filing and foreclosure of mechanic’s liens
- Bond and surety issues
- Property damage claims
- Insurance questions such as requests for additional insured status, issuing certificates of insurance, and addressing coverage issues
- Construction workplace accidents and injuries
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