While our construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are knowledgeable of all areas of Orlando construction law, construction litigation is an area we are widely recognized for among contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and other construction professionals throughout the State of Florida. Our attorneys have participated in disputes ranging from negligent design to claims of lien, and are able to foresee potential issues before they arise. Trent Cotney has also acted as a private arbitrator in dozens of arbitration hearings, and can determine if alternative dispute resolution is a plausible option based on the circumstances surrounding your case.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Litigation can be both time consuming and costly, so alternative dispute resolution has become an attractive alternative to traditional hearings. Trent Cotney has represented construction professionals during mediation and arbitration, but also acts an appellate mediator and qualified arbitrator, which provides him the expertise to determine which method will provide an optimal outcome.
Our Orlando construction attorneys from Cotney Construction Law are experts in defending against OSHA violations. We have vast knowledge of the federal organizations safety standards, and have represented countless construction professionals throughout the United States after receiving serious, repeat, and willful violations following an OSHA inspection.
Following an on-site accident or an inspection that results in a violation, you can trust that our team of experts will be available to guide you through the process and take the appropriate actions to protect your business and increase worker safety.
Construction Lien & Bond Claims
Navigating through Florida’s Construction Lien Law and filing bid claims, while also meeting the daily demands of operating a construction business, can be extremely challenging. To protect your lien and bond rights, it may be beneficial for your business to partner with an experienced construction attorney.
At Cotney Construction Law, we prepare lien and bond documents, including the Notice to Owner, Claim of Lien, Notice of Non-Payment, and Miller Act Notice.
When facing violations against your professional license, it is important to act fast to avoid harsh penalties handed down from the Department of Business and Professional Regulations or special licensing boards such as the Construction Industry Licensing Board or the Electrical Contractors Licensing Board. Violations should not be taken lightly, as they can result in serious financial penalties, criminal charges, and/or suspension or revocation of your professional license.
At Cotney Construction Law, we have experienced defending against violations including improper licensure, license renting, misallocation of funds, negligence, abandonment of a project, and many others.
Upholding the sanctity of the government bid process is important to the construction industry as a whole. With that said, if your business bids on construction projects at the county, municipal, state, or federal level, it may become necessary to protest the validity of a bid award. It is highly recommended to seek out an experienced Orlando construction lawyer to guide you through this complicated, multi-step process.
Contract Review & Drafting
Contracts are at the center of the construction industry and are one of the most important aspects of a successfully operating business. Whether you are supplying a contract to a property owner, developer, or contractor, or signing a contract from any of the aforementioned parties, it is crucial to protect the best interest of your business by having a construction lawyer in Orlando draft or review the document to ensure your best interest are protected.
Every Orlando construction attorney from Cotney Construction Law has real-world experience working in the construction industry, which provides them with an intimate knowledge of the everyday legal issues and challenges involved in the operation of your business. Nationally recognized, our team continues to be a trusted name in construction law throughout the State of Florida and the United States.
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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.