Jimerson Birr is able to assist with all phases of a construction project, from design and planning, to contract negotiation, preparation, bidding and procurement, environmental review, construction administration, insurance coverage counseling and claims, scheduling modifications, change order documentation, contract compliance, project close out, surety/bond issues, litigation, lien protection or enforcement, and dispute avoidance and resolution. Our legal and construction industry experience keeps in mind overall business goals in the construction process and helps your company minimize its risk in the event a dispute arises.
Proper and timely planning provides the foundation for construction project implementation, including contract awarding and monitoring. Planning identifies what services are needed and when, how they should be provided, and what provisions should be included in a construction services contract. Jimerson Birr’s Construction Industry Team works hand in glove with our construction industry clientele to develop the project’s goals and objectives during the planning stage, and define them during the contracting stage. Early involvement of our team in a project will ensure that it is well documented with a formal, binding document that: (1) protects the interests of your company, (2) identifies the scope and breadth of responsibilities of the parties to the contract, (3) defines what is to be delivered and when, and (4) documents the mutual agreement, the substance, and parameters of what was agreed upon. Once the project has commenced, our team is able to help ensure the terms of the contract are complied with and enforced. Contract monitoring is an essential part of the contracting process. Our contract compliance program is geared toward ensuring that contactors comply with contract terms, performance expectations are achieved, and any problems are identified and resolved. Without a sound monitoring process, no contracting party has adequate assurance it receives what it contracted for.
Unfortunately, not every construction project can be administered amicably. Issues involving alleged construction defects, scheduling, the interpretation of contracts, specifications or drawings, or involving payment sometimes require legal intervention. When that is necessary, how effectively your interests are protected is directly affected by the quality of legal service you secure. Where disputes are inevitable, Jimerson Birr provides representation in arbitration, mediation, and litigation in court. Whether you are an owner, developer, licensed contractor or subcontractor, construction supplier, or a design professional, avoiding and successfully litigating construction-related legal issues are crucial to your company’s survival. Jimerson Birr diligently works with its construction industry clients to ensure they stay abreast of salient construction law issues, and are taking the proper steps to protect their rights in advance of and during a construction-related dispute. Through our proactive litigation approach, the most important service we can provide is to ensure that our construction clients are devoting their energy and attention to running a profitable business, rather than wasting verve and resources anguishing over the intricacies of the oft-entangled construction laws ex-post facto.
While we strive to resolve disputes through negotiation and preventive action, we specialize in vigorously representing our clients in litigation through aggressive prosecution of their claims. Our lawyers emphasize business realism and focus on reaching practical solutions in a timely manner with strict adherence to the myriad of contractual and statutory notification and filing deadlines associated with any construction project.
Jimerson Birr recognizes that companies in the risky, complex, and fast-paced construction sector depend on sound counsel for mission-critical operational, legal and regulatory issues. We are committed to the goal of helping construction business executives mitigate risk and prevent problems before they arise or escalate.
Part III: What Documents Matter Most In Determining Share Value in a Buyout? An Analysis of Key Documents and Why They Matter
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Obtained judgment of $3.7 million predicated on a series of fraudulent misrepresentations in construction contracting.
Represented a national electrical subcontractor in connection with multi-million dollar delay, acceleration and disruption claims on a $500 million public project in South Florida.
Represented general contractor in lien foreclosure action involving construction lien in excess of $10,000,000. Foreclosure action resulted in general contractor obtaining title to the real property.
Assisted large general contractor in resolving $30 million in liability issues of workmanship and delay claims on multiple pending projects jeopardizing bonding capacity.
Jimerson Birr has provided representation for my business and our trade partners for many years. They have successfully defended our most complex cases, including project contracting, delay and payment claims, OSHA Citations, and bond surety disputes. Their industry-leading legal knowledge is a driving force during successful litigation and execution. They have my highest recommendation for any construction or business-centric legal needs.
Our attorneys at Jimerson Birr listen and take time to understand the nuances of our business and the risks we face with every deal or decision in a way that has earned them tremendous credibility. They thoroughly prepare us and put us in a position to anticipate our challenges rather than be surprised by them. Equally impressive and noteworthy is their great skill in negotiation and litigation. Great firm with great lawyers.