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,
• contract negotiation and formation,
• unforeseen and differing site conditions,
• scope of work disputes,
• changed or extra work disputes,
• quality of work issues,
• inadequate plans and specifications,
• timeliness of completion,
• delay, acceleration, liquidated damages,
• completion of work,
• mechanic’s lien claims, and
• non-payment issues.

View our article indexes for articles about construction issues, Ohio mechanic's liens, and union salting articles.

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.

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

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