Construction and development is a complicated area, with lots of players and opportunities for disagreement. By retaining our accomplished lawyers early in the planning process, we can help to anticipate areas where disputes might arise and head them off at the pass. There are many players in the construction realm, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, builders, developers, buyers, sellers, owners, investors, landlords, property managers, and commercial tenants, among others. No matter what your part, the construction law real estate attorneys at Beckemeier LeMoine Law are here to address your legal needs in a professional, timely, and cost-effective manner.
We are available to prepare or review contracts, advise as to best practices to avoid issues once you have entered into a contract, and provide for dispute resolution or litigation when there are contract disputes. Within the construction context, resolving liens, liability claims, breach of contract, timelines, and quality of work are some issues that often arise.
At Beckemeier LeMoine Law, our well-equipped and dedicated construction law attorneys have years of experience drafting effective contracts that clear the way for successful construction projects. Our St. Louis construction law attorneys are practiced representing clients before zoning boards and government agencies, and can help secure the permits needed to fully develop your property. When construction fails to meet standards or when payments are not made, our construction law attorneys are here to pursue your claims in a timely manner. We are skilled in the areas of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, and if these dispute resolution options are unsuccessful, we will employ our litigation experience to fully pursue or defend your claim.
Types of Construction Law Services
There are a number of things to consider in the construction context, including contracts, subcontracts, insurance, timelines, financing, permitting, interim payments, and quality control, among others. In addition, there are equipment leases to consider, numerous vendors supplying materials, equipment, and appliances, and worker interests that must be considered. A dispute disrupts your business, costing time, money, and opportunity. Our Missouri construction law attorneys understand that well-crafted contracts and realistic timelines can minimize future disputes. We are available to provide legal services to:
- Apply for and negotiate all necessary permits
- Devise methods to quickly resolve contractor and subcontractor disputes
- Draft and review construction contracts and subcontracts
- Specify construction quality standards
Our legal services extend to all aspects of the construction business. Our St. Louis construction law attorneys can protect your interests by resolving for you:
- Boundary disputes
- Breach of contract and warranty claims
- Code violations
- Collection of accounts
- Construction contracts
- Construction defects
- Construction litigation
- Environmental issues
- Land use and zoning issues
- Mechanic’s liens
- Payment bond claims
- Performance bond claims
American Institute of Architects Contracts
The American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) requires specific contract terms and conditions on larger commercial projects. To a layperson, these contract terms might seem archaic and overwhelming, but our construction law attorneys understand the meaning and necessity of these terms and will craft contracts to best serve your interests. Our firm has represented all players within the construction field: architects, architectural firms, developers and landowners, and contractors, to name a few. We bring our knowledge and experience to serve your interests.
Payment disputes are perhaps the most common and most predictable obstacle to a smooth construction project. Beckemeier LeMoine Law will guide you from the start of the bidding process, watching out for bidding errors and misunderstandings. Our St. Louis construction lawyers will secure payment from uncooperative developers, including non-payment for extra work, and will supervise claims under surety bonds. Our lawyers can help you get your project moving again after work stoppages and delays and can draft and file writs of attachment when disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation. Whether you are a developer and property owner, contractor, or supplier, we can protect your interests to promote your business goals.
Material Suppliers’ Rights
Material suppliers are often plagued by non-payment or late payments, causing liquidity issues and unexpected delays in the ability to manufacture or purchase additional supplies for other contractors. Our Missouri construction law attorneys will help you collect what you are owed by enforcing personal guarantees made by property owners and developers, using our full arsenal of legal devices: negotiations, liens, stop notices, writs of attachment, and more.
When the unexpected occurs on a construction project, it can stall progress and cause numerous issues. That is especially true if insurance claims are not timely filed and paid. The attorneys at Beckemeier LeMoine Law are here to help, utilizing their vast experience with insurance carriers to help expedite your claims procedures. Calling on their familiarity with the business practices and standards of insurance companies, our attorneys will help maximize insurance coverage and make sure you are fairly compensated.
At Beckemeier LeMoine Law, we have experience representing all players in the construction business. Whether we are involved in the planning stage to negotiate and draft your contracts, or you seek out our services once a dispute arises, our experienced construction law attorneys are ready to serve your interests in a professional and cost-effective manner. We offer our clients options and guide them through the complexities inherent to construction projects. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to devise a proactive strategy that anticipates potential problems and resolves disputes in an efficient, successful manner.
Are you ready to discuss your construction law needs? At Beckemeier LeMoine Law, we have a rich history of experience providing trusted counsel to help our clients solve their legal problems. If you need legal assistance, contact us online or call us at 314-965-2277.