Dispute and claims are very common in the construction industry, this is why it is crucial that construction professionals are aware of and know what method of conflict resolution they will pursue in the event of a breakdown in their project endeavors.
Who We Represent
Our Miami construction dispute lawyers represent general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers with issues involving licensing matters, scope of work disputes, contracts, differing site conditions, payment issues, and many claims involving time, defects, liens, bonds, and more.
We represent developers and owners with issues related to defective claims, design errors and omissions, and claims involving payments, delays, and more.
How Disputes Are Handled
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
There are a few ways to resolve construction-related disputes, but arbitration and mediation are the most commonly used form. According to the American Arbitration Association, most construction professionals have been involved in ADR at one time or another over the course of their careers.
Mediation is a non-binding form of alternative dispute resolution where two or more conflicting parties will meet with a mediator to discuss their conflict to come to an agreeable solution to the issue. The mediator does not make a decision for the parties, instead, the mediator helps disputants steer towards an amicable solution to their problems.
Mediation is usually a quicker process that gives parties control over the final outcome. Not only that, parties are more likely to walk away with their relationship still intact. Mediation is also less expensive compared to other forms of dispute resolution.
Arbitration is another form of dispute resolution that depending on the details of the case can usually be less time-consuming and costly than a litigation; however, there are times when an arbitration can be just as expensive and time-consuming as a litigation. An arbitration is more structured than a mediation and the arbitrator makes the final decision concerning the outcome of the issue. Legal representation is highly recommended for arbitrations since they can be highly adversarial.
Some disputes require a more aggressive approach to resolving conflicts. If one or both of the contract parties are unable to agree on a solution, the next step for parties would be to pursue litigation.
Outstanding Miami Construction Dispute Lawyers
Our lawyers are leading construction experts in Florida specializing in dispute resolution. We provide our clients with strategic solutions for construction-related issues whether by mediation, arbitration, or litigation. If you’re looking for a solution to your a construction dispute, we provide our clients with first-class, assertive representation.
If you would like to speak with one of our Miami construction dispute lawyers, please contact us at 954.210.8735, or submit our contact request form.
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.