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Construction Law

Construction law touches on every aspect of a commercial or residential building, from property acquisition before ground-breaking, to disputes well after the “welcome” mat is rolled out. Myers & Myers is experienced in advising and representing businesses, contractors, builders, developers, associations, and homeowners in Michigan on construction law issues, including construction agreements, construction lien law, and litigation. Our attorneys have been featured presenters at various construction law symposiums. Below is a brief description of common topics addressed by construction law. Give us a call at 517-540-1700 or submit a request for an appointment today to find out how we can help you.

Construction Contracts And Compliance

In construction, the risks of a bad contract, or mishandling a project, can be high. This is particularly true for those subject to potential criminal liability for violation of the Builder’s Trust Fund Act and other professional obligations with which a contractor or developer must comply. The way a contract is written, interpreted, and enforced can significantly impact a project or transaction. Myers & Myers can help with drafting or negotiating the contract, pursuing or defending against claims related to the contract, and advising clients as to their rights at the stages in between. We also assist clients in early claims resolution processes to address disputes without the need for litigation.

Construction Liens

When contractors or subcontractors are not paid, whether it is due to a reasoned dispute or whether it is simply a non-payment issue, the parties often exercise their rights in construction liens. A construction lien can often be the deciding factor in getting payment for work completed on a construction project, but there are strict timeframes and requirements with which a lienholder must comply. Myers & Myers can help clients navigate this process to ensure they get paid for their work or help defend against unlawful liens.

At Myers & Myers, we can help you with a wide variety of construction law concerns, including:

  • Arbitration and mediation of disputes
  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy issues for contractors and suppliers
  • Bond and insurance claims
  • Builder’s trust fund act disputes
  • Business formation and planning
  • Change orders
  • Construction defects or designs
  • Construction liens
  • Contract drafting, review, and negotiation
  • Design professional claims
  • Delays and acceleration
  • Employment and labor issues
  • Environmental matters in construction
  • Lawsuits and appeals
  • OSHA and regulatory matters
  • Permitting processes and disputes
  • Real estate and development transactions
  • Surety and bond payment and performance
  • Zoning and land use issues

To speak to an attorney at Myers & Myers, PLLC, about construction law and construction liens: fill out the contact form on this site. From our office in Livingston County, centrally located between Lansing and Detroit, we are able to serve clients throughout Michigan.