Negotiating, Drafting And Reviewing Construction Contracts
Every construction project involves multiple contracts between the various parties involved: owners, lenders, designers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and others. There are numerous legal requirements with respect to these contracts that are in many cases unique to the construction industry or to California. In addition, there are recognized industry standards that often form the basis of these agreements.
Before you sign any agreement, be sure you consult an experienced construction law attorney. These contracts will carry specific obligations, and it is essential all parties understand what is required of them under the deal.
I have 30 years of experience working with construction contracts across California. Before starting my own law firm, I was a partner at two large construction law firms with offices throughout California. At my firm, you get the benefit of my large-firm experience at reasonable rates and the personal attention you should expect from your lawyer.
Working Together To Find The Right Agreement For You
Many projects rely upon form contracts prepared by various providers: AIA, AGC, ConsensusDocs, DBIA, etc. These forms often do not take into account the requirements of California law. Therefore, it is important you have them reviewed and revised before signing. I have hands-on experience working with these documents, as well as preparing unique project-specific contracts for projects of all sizes — from multimillion-dollar projects like the Staples Center and Playa Vista to single-family home improvement contracts.
Countless businesses and individuals have cost themselves a lot of money because they failed to protect themselves. I will explain all of these documents to you and work with the other parties involved to make the changes to the contracts that are necessary to protect your interests.