Working in the construction industry can be quite rewarding, but it can also be challenging. A well-planned project does not guarantee a problem-free operation. On any given day, you and your crew can face numerous issues that could ultimately lead to conflicts, disputes, or claims. When tempers flare and problems escalate beyond your control, you need skilled legal counsel on your side to help you deal with them in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Portland Construction Dispute Lawyers Advocating for You
At Cotney Construction Law, we recognize the impact that construction disputes can have on a business. For instance, a poorly drafted contract and scope of work can be the source of project delays, cost overruns, or failing to meet project standards. This is why it is imperative that a Portland construction dispute attorney is sought for counsel before, during, and after a conflict arises.
We have been serving the construction industry for 20 years and are committed to helping contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and other construction professionals handle the legal risk, and safety challenges of the industry.
The Sources of Construction Disputes
We represent contractors from all trades and provide a host of services aimed at protecting our clients’ interests. There are numerous activities happening on construction jobsites and many stakeholders involved in a project. As a result, many issues can arise. Fortunately, our Portland construction dispute lawyers are competent and experienced in handling a wide range of construction disputes including:
- Contract disputes
- Delay claims
- Construction defects
- Change orders
- Construction bonds and liens
- Payment and collection
Disputes can lead to contract termination; therefore, proactive planning and legal counsel is highly recommended to eliminate disputes. When disputes do arise, a Portland construction dispute attorney from our firm will be more than happy to assist you with getting a fair result.
Let Us Help You Resolve Your Disputes
Disputes should be resolved based on careful assessment of the case, the nature of the dispute, and the interests of all parties. Traditionally, people went to court to get their matters resolved by a judge or jury. However, the increasing cost of litigation and the recognition that some disputes are not suited for trial has led to a greater reliance on alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
At Cotney Construction Law, we understand that every case is unique. We have the skill and experience to resolve your disputes through litigation or ADR services such as mediation or arbitration. We have tried cases in federal and state courts and have participated in countless arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and JAMS (formerly Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services).
If you would like to speak with one of our qualified Portland construction dispute lawyers, please 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.