In parts one and two of this four-part series, the Miami construction litigation attorneys at Cotney Construction Law discussed five important ways that a construction lawyer can help contractors save money including:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- License Defense
- Bankruptcy Law
- Employment Law
- Roofing Law
Now, we will continue to discuss how contractors can actually save money by partnering with a Miami construction litigation attorney. Remember, when a dispute arises or a lawsuit is filed against you, issues can be solved more efficiently with an experienced construction lawyer on retainer to deal with problems before they become unmanageable.
6. Bid Defense
Contractors who are awarded bids for county, municipal, state, or federal government contracts are often excited for the opportunity to take on projects that are both lucrative and beneficial for the public. Sometimes this celebration is cut short by another bidder who believes that you were awarded the contract unfairly. They might claim that you were an irresponsible bidder, made a mistake in your bid application, or took some other form of illegal action to increase your chance of being awarded the bid. When this happens, it’s beneficial to have a Miami construction litigation attorney on your side to help you exercise your bid rights and protect your bid. Working with a construction lawyer can increase your chances of retaining the valuable bid you were awarded.
7. Bid Protest
Conversely, if you feel that a competing contractor has obtained a bid unfairly, a Miami construction litigation attorney can protest the bid on your behalf under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and through local ordinances. In addition, a construction lawyer can assist you with navigating the complicated bid process to help you file superior bids. Procuring public contracts can be an immense boon for your business and the positive effect on a firm’s reputation can push it to the top of the dogpile.
Sometimes when a dispute arises, there’s no other option than taking your case to court. When owners don’t want to pay, subcontractors violate their contracts, workers make false claims, or another issue arises during a project, you may not be able to reach a resolution outside of the courtroom. When this happens, you want to be represented by an attorney who has years of experience working construction-related cases. Litigation can be costly, but with the right representation you can can still come out on top legally and financially.
To learn more about how partnering with a construction lawyer can help you save money, read part four.
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.