The construction industry is one of the great drivers of our national economy, but it’s also a highly competitive sector with a great deal of risk. To maximize the return on your investment and to guard against losses due to liability, it’s imperative that you receive reliable legal advice from an experienced attorney with industry-specific knowledge. At Noel & Bonebrake, our construction law attorneys have extensive experience in complex transactions and civil litigation related to the construction industry. We represent a variety of stakeholders, including landowners, developers, architects, engineers, surveyors, general contractors, subcontractors, lenders, material suppliers, and sureties. We are prepared to safeguard your interest in any construction project from conception to completion.
Every player in a construction project has much to gain from their participation and much to lose if something goes wrong. A favorable deal is one that maximizes the upside while protecting your interests against foreseeable problems. Our business transaction attorneys protect our clients by negotiating and drafting sound contracts that clearly convey the terms for performance, protect against liability, and provide contingencies and remedies for nonperformance. Because we have extensive, practical knowledge of the construction industry, we can negotiate deals that work in the real world.
Construction projects have many moving parts, so it’s impossible to eliminate all potential areas of friction. Put simply: if you engage in construction, sooner or later you’re going to have a legal dispute with a client or a trade partner. These could involve:
When disputes arise, the first goal is to mitigate potential losses. This often requires a proactive and creative approach to problem-solving, which we deliver at Noel & Bonebrake. Our construction lawyers prioritize and protect your interests while pursuing remedies that preserve the benefit of the contract as well as important business relationships.
We first attempt to resolve disputes through negotiations or mediation. When opposing parties are reasonable, it’s often possible to resolve matters in a timely, cost-effective manner without resorting to litigation. However, every industry has bad actors, and parties who’ve mismanaged themselves to their extreme disadvantage often take unrealistic, even irrational, positions. That’s when it’s necessary to move aggressively to preserve our client’s rights. This can mean not only filing a lawsuit for the breach, but also making sure the breaching party does not attempt to transfer assets to frustrate our client’s right to recover losses. At Noel & Bonebrake, we know we may have to think several moves ahead to protect our client’s interest. Our industry-specific knowledge and experience allow us to do just that.
Noel & Bonebrake provides quality legal representation for construction industry stakeholders in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. To learn how we can put our knowledge and experience to work for your company, call us today at 215-600-3189 or contact our Media office online to schedule a free consultation.