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Practice Definitions - Construction Law
Construction Law
Construction Law deals with all legal issues relating to the construction process from land acquisition and project financing to post-construction claims settlement. These include such matters as, building contracts, bonds and sureties, construction and builders' liens, tendering, and construction claims, which affect all participants in the construction industry, including lender financial institutions, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, builders, owners, planners, designers, developers and engineers.

Construction law covers legal issues and disputes arising from building and improvements of all sizes and complexity from basic, residential work (private projects), to large, complex projects such as: government or commercial and industrial projects, including high-rise buildings, light-rail transit systems, nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, hospitals, business office complexes, nursing homes, schools, shopping malls, historic renovations, bridge and highway construction, prisons, steel mills, continuous galvanizing lines, hydroelectric projects, sports and entertainment facilities, ships, cogeneration and alternative energy projects, development communities, and water and wastewater treatment plants.
Should I hire a lawyer?
If you are involved in a construction project, you should consult with an attorney. You don't even necessarily have to involved with a commercial construction dispute to benefit from an attorney's counsel. The attorney can help you with obvious issues like determining construction claims and disputes, litigating construction disputes in court and with competitive bidding disputes. But, you should also consider retaining attorney for drafting and negotiating contracts, legal assistance during project with contract compliance and scope of work issues, assistance with mechanical liens and other day to day issues that arise. Use the State Lawyers Directory to find a qualified construction law attorney to best suit your needs.

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