Understanding Construction Law
Over time, Construction Law has evolved into its own specialized area of practice. Statutes, regulations, and extensive case law must be considered in almost every construction-related dispute. Examples of applicable statutes include the Nebraska Political Subdivision Construction Alternatives Act, the Nebraska Construction Prompt Payment Act, and the Nebraska Construction Lien Act. Given the complexity of these statutes, along with existing and developing case law, having an experienced construction lawyer handling your case is a must. Construction contracts, too, have become more complex. For example, owner-prime contractor agreements now vary between design-build, construction management at risk, multi-prime, or the more traditional cost-plus or stipulated sum.
Construction Law at Peetz Koerwitz & Lafleur
We represent general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, and project owners. We understand form contracts such as AIA and ConsensusDocs but routinely draft custom agreements to help further minimize your financial risk and exposure. We will also help you negotiate contracts to return the most benefit to your company, protect your profits, and reduce your risk.
Our firm has substantial experience with construction litigation. Our attorneys have foreclosed on construction liens, litigated bond claims, defended and prosecuted defect claims, and litigated delay claims and change order disputes. Among other things, we have also represented sureties on indemnity claims and have helped clients with workers compensation insurance audits.
An important part of our construction law practice is keeping our clients informed. We are always willing to help with your in-house training and will come to your office to give seminars on such topics as construction management, protecting your right to payment, and contract terms and conditions.