Construction Law

Our construction lawyers represent contractors and builders, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in all types of commercial construction disputes. Given our experiences, both as attorneys and before becoming attorneys, we bring an uncommon understanding and perspective to our construction law practice.

We have successfully represented owners, general contractors and subcontractors in disputes involving every facet of the construction industry, including:

• competitive bidding and public contracts,
• contract negotiation and troublesome contract provisions,
• scope of work, extra work and change orders,
• delay, acceleration, liquidated damages,
• performance and payment bonds,
• home construction issues,
• mechanic’s liens, and
• construction claims.

A Primer on Ohio Construction Law

We recently hosted construction seminars to assist owners, contractors and suppliers in dealing with issues faced on a daily basis. Specifically, we addressed the different types of contracts and contract provisions, and we will focus on troublesome contract provisions, including pay-when-paid and pay-if-paid clauses, no damage for delay clauses, liquidated damage clauses, and indemnification clauses. We also addressed the methods of preserving, perfecting, prosecuting, and defending mechanic's liens, performance and payment bond claims, and other contract and payment dispute topics.

In the event that you want a copy of the seminar manual, let us know and we'll send it out to you.

We hope you enjoy the photos on this page and find them interesting. The photos are by Sam and Erin Barkley, taken during their adventures through Mongolia.

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Michael Fortney Joseph Spoonster
Michael Fortney
Construction Law, Employment and Labor Law, Business Law, Litigation, Arbitration

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