Even with the best plans and intentions, you will likely find yourself in a construction dispute before, during, or after a project at some point in your construction career. Partnering with a firm, such as Cotney Construction Law that is recognized as one of the leading construction law firms in the state of Florida for its aggressive defense of construction professionals, will position you to maneuver the ends and outs of construction work with great success.
Clients We Represent and Disputes We Handle
Our Miami construction dispute attorneys represent general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, owners, and others in the construction industry in disputes related, but not limited to:
- Scope of work
- Differing site conditions
- Payment issues
- Liens and bonds
- Design errors and omissions
- Project delays
Miami Construction Dispute Attorneys Resolve Your Disputes
Disputes can be handled through mediation, arbitration, or litigation. Arbitration and mediation are the most common and recommended ways to address disputes. These are known as alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Is Mediation Right for You?
With mediation, parties will meet with a mediator to come to some form of agreement to their conflict. This is one of the easiest and fastest methods of remedying a dispute. It is non-binding, parties maintain control throughout the mediation, and will determine the final outcome. Furthermore, it is cheaper than other methods and parties are more likely to maintain their business relationships following mediation.
Is Arbitration the Ideal Solution?
Arbitration is usually less time-consuming and less costly than a litigation. There are some cases in which an arbitration will require just as much money and time as a litigation. A difference between an arbitration and mediation is who has control over the final outcome. Arbitration is also more structured than mediation and can be adversarial in nature like a litigation. It’s important to have an attorney to assist you in an arbitration.
Litigation, the Last Resort
Litigation is the traditional approach to solving disputes. If parties can’t agree on a solution during an ADR, someone may decide to file a lawsuit and take the dispute to court. At this point, parties lose their power to control the outcome, they will need an attorney, and they will spend more money.
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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.