Construction Law

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Construction Law

Construction law consists of properly documenting the business-side of a construction project (contracting) and resolving disputes that arise either from poor contract drafting or from determining who to hold responsible for an unknown condition that arises after the contract was drafted. A breach of the contract arises when one of the parties fails to perform an obligation that is covered in the contract. Disputes and breaches can be resolved by the parties agreeing to a resolution without regard to the terms of the contract, or by the non-breaching party holding the breaching party accountable.

A contract is a blueprint for the business side of the construction industry that uses language and symbols to communicate to all the trades exactly how the different parts are to be assembled into the final project. It takes special training to know how to prepare and read blueprints, and our construction law firm has that knowledge.

  • Construction contracts
  • Collections and creditor remedies
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Department of Labor actions
  • Construction project disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Licensing
  • Mechanic’s liens and foreclosures
  • Sales and use tax issues
  • Warranty claims
  • General-subcontractor relations
  • Employment issues

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Construction Law

Common Issues

In the construction industry, developing a comprehensive and understandable contract requires special training to ensure each party understands its part and is held accountable. At Minnesota Construction Law Services, we are a construction law firm that uses the construction laws and regulations to your benefit. See below for common issues about construction law.

A construction contract is to the business-side of your project as the blueprint is to the construction site. A detailed and easy to understand contract lays the groundwork for a successful and smooth project. A strong construction contract will contain the key elements necessary to clearly communicate what each party can expect from the others including defined project scope, established timeline, determined cost, designated payment terms, comprehensive change order procedures, performance expectations, and a method for resolving disputes.

A construction defect is a deficiency in the workmanship, design, or materials that results in a flaw in the structure or aesthetics of a building. Repairing defective work can result in additional effort, time, and money. Our job is to hold the party that caused the defect accountable for the costs to repair it with the least effort and the lowest cost to our client.

Contractors rely on specialty subcontractors to complete projects on time and budget. A strong relationship with your sub begins with a strong subcontractor agreement that holds the sub accountable for the risks inherent in performing its trade. When a subcontractor fails in their performance on the project, the contract enables the contractor to hold the sub accountable. We know the challenges of finding quality trade subcontractors, and that problems can arise during a project. Frequently, you can’t risk losing a sub over an isolated performance issue. We know the importance of holding your subs accountable for their performance while protecting the business relationships you’ve worked hard to build.

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