Construction Law

Construction law involves any legal issue related to the construction of a building or other structure, and can arise under federal, state, or local laws. Common construction-related legal disputes include workplace injuries and accidents, construction defects, contract issues, and problems with obtaining the proper planning or building permits.

It is strongly advised that prior to signing a contract or starting a construction project, you consult with a lawyer specializing in construction law and litigation. At Just Right Law, our experienced business law attorneys have a combined 30 years of experience between them to assist you in your construction law case.

Representing Clients in a Range of Construction Law Matters

At Just Right Law, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and specialized legal services in the realm of construction law. Our team of experienced attorneys possesses a deep understanding of the challenges that arise in construction projects, enabling us to guide you through every stage of the process with confidence.

Contract Formation and Negotiation

Construction contracts are legally binding agreements that establish the terms and conditions between parties involved in a construction project. These contracts outline the scope of work, responsibilities, timelines, payment terms, and dispute resolution procedures. They provide clarity and protection to all parties by clearly defining their rights and obligations throughout the construction process.

Construction contracts are crucial in ensuring that projects are completed smoothly, within budget, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. At Just Right Law, we can assist you in handling the drafting, negotiation, and interpretation of construction contracts to safeguard your interests.

Construction Defects and Warranties

Construction defects encompass issues like design flaws, faulty materials, and shoddy workmanship. Construction defects can lead to financial losses, safety hazards, and disputes among parties involved in a construction project. Our attorneys provide thorough analysis and assessment of construction defect claims, identifying the responsible parties and evaluating the damages incurred. We employ our extensive knowledge of construction law and industry standards to guide our clients through the legal process, whether it involves negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

Payment Disputes and Mechanics’ Liens

Construction projects run the risk of payment disputes between contractors, subcontractors, and owners. Mechanics’ liens provide a legal remedy for unpaid contractors by allowing them to claim an interest in the property until they receive payment. At Just Right Law, we can assist with both contractors seeking payment and property owners looking to resolve disputes.

Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

Construction projects must comply with relevant building codes, zoning regulations, environmental laws, and permit requirements. Ensuring compliance with these regulations is crucial to avoid penalties, delays, and potential legal issues. Our experienced construction law attorneys can help with understanding the applicable regulations and processes for obtaining permits.

Employment and Labor Issues

Construction projects involve various workforce-related matters, including hiring, wage and hour regulations, workplace safety, discrimination claims, and labor union negotiations. This necessitates legal frameworks that protect the rights of workers while balancing the interests of employers. Labor laws in construction address various aspects, including wages, working conditions, collective bargaining, and workplace safety regulations. We offer legal guidance in matters such as employee classification, wage and hour compliance, workers’ compensation, OSHA compliance, and employment disputes.

Insurance and Liability Matters

Construction accidents can result in property damage, bodily injury, and sometimes even wrongful death. Understanding insurance coverage options, risk allocation mechanisms, and liability limitations can help parties mitigate potential losses and protect their interests in case of accidents, injuries, or property damage.

Contact an Experienced Michigan Construction Law Attorney

If you have any further questions or require a consultation, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to assist you with any legal matters related to construction law. We understand that each case is unique and requires personalized attention, and we are committed to providing you with the highest level of service. Contact us online or by phone at 248-519-2313 today for a free consultation. Let us help you navigate the complexities of construction law and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.