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Construction Project Disputes

Construction Project Disputes

Oftentimes, disputes in construction projects are a result of unclear expectations or a subcontractor’s poor quality workmanship. To combat these disputes, you need to establish a contract that addresses these common issues by outlining precise expectations and project work accountability, particularly in regards to subcontractor liability. A well-drafted contract will eliminate disagreements, quickly resolve issues, and preserve relationships.

When there are contract disputes in construction, MNCLS manages the resolution process. Our job is to help contractors work through the project dispute by enforcing the contract or determining additional courses of action. We know how to quickly and carefully resolve problems and disputes on construction projects that preserve customer relationships and subcontractor partnerships in an economical and nondisruptive manner.



What is our process?

We want to understand how you define a successful outcome. For transactional issues, what are the important issues that need to be addressed in the document we are drafting? For disputes, what is the desired resolution or outcome?

Step One: Learn your objectives and goals

For transactional, we draft a document that will achieve the desired outcome and reflect the client’s business. For disputes, we uphold the obligations stated in the contracts and/or determine reasonable remedies for issues not addressed in the contract.

Step Three: Craft the strategy

For transactional, what have the parties agreed to and has an agreement been reached on all the key issues? For disputes, we need to know whether the contract addresses the issue, how it was addressed, who’s at fault, and what damages resulted

Step Two: Understand your concerns and issues

Following the strategy developed with and approved by the client, we move to achieve the intended result. Whether drafting a document or resolving a dispute, we’ll keep you informed on how things are going so you can focus on your business.

Step Four: Implement the remedy

Common Issues

We have resolved numerous types of construction contract disputes and understand how to assess the facts and identify how to respond. Our resolution process includes consideration of the contractor’s concerns to ensure we handle the dispute from both a legal and business perspective. Disputes in construction projects are often a time consuming and costly encounter, but MNCLS eases the process by resolving the conflict and drafting contracts that insulate our clients from potential contract disputes in construction.


  • We help you answer this question; this is a critical role that MNCLS provides when receiving a case. We listen to your story and examine the available options to recommend a strategy for solving the dispute using both our business and legal expertise.

  • As both attorneys and business partners, MNCLS develops collaborative solutions that firmly oppose unjust claims while being mindful of the business and relationship impacts. We consult on what options will provide the most value for your business now and in the future.

  • In all honesty, resolving disputes through the legal system is not cheap. It’s why avoiding them altogether is the best option, and having good contracts that narrow the issues over which there is a dispute is the second-best option. Trying to work out a reasonable resolution where you control the outcome is our goal.

    If the legal route is the only option, we gather the information we need about the dispute to evaluate your options and share the available choices with the realistic cost for each. We provide an informed recommendation on the best course of action.

We eliminate the guesswork and fine print of construction law in Minnesota.


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