As a contractor, your schedule is already overflowing with commitments and obligations. From maintaining compliance with local and state laws to ensuring that your workers have the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) to processing and implementing change orders and more, there’s never a dull day in the life of a contractor. When a dispute arises or you become the target of a lawsuit, there’s simply no time to deal with it. Fortunately, a Miami construction attorney from Cotney Construction Law can assist you with all of your legal needs.
In part one of this four-part series, we discussed two different ways a construction lawyer can help contractors save money by taking advantage of construction-related legal services that allow you to focus on boosting profits and growing your business. Now, we will continue to discuss this topic while focusing on three key services: bankruptcy law, employment law, and roofing law.
3. Bankruptcy Law
If an owner declares bankruptcy during the middle of an active project, it can have severe consequences on everyone involved including contractors, subcontractors, materials suppliers, and more. When this happens, you need to consult Miami construction attorneys who are well-versed in federal bankruptcy laws and can help develop a strategy to obtain the compensation you are due. This includes reviewing contracts that may be compromised by bankruptcy laws, examining the debtor’s remaining assets, and ensuring that your right to file a lien is preserved.
4. Employment Law
Construction lawyers can also defend contractors in matters related to employment law. For example, if you are cited for a wage and hour violation, a construction lawyer can represent you and work to have the violation overturned. Issues stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints can be dealt with swiftly and effectively when you partner with a Miami construction attorney. Effective legal representation can nullify these claims and help you save money on extraneous legal costs.
5. Roofing Law
A construction lawyer can also assist contractors with legal services related to the roofing industry including warranties, contracts, OSHA violations, building code violations, and more. Since wear and tear on roofs is common, you never know when a dispute will arise, even after you’ve completed the job. Partnering with a construction lawyer who can deftly navigate these types of ordeals can end up saving you a significant amount of money on legal fees and other monetary penalties.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.