The construction lawyers at Wright Law Firm have experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating New York construction contracts. Building owners and tenants, as well as architects and contractors, need to protect themselves against the huge financial losses that can result from inevitable uncertainties involved in a major project. An experienced construction lawyer can draft a robust contract that anticipates cost overruns, change orders, work delays, stoppages or breaches.
Retail Lease Construction Riders
Our extensive experience in drafting or revising lease construction riders and their insurance provisions has helped us anticipate all the potential risks involved. Well-crafted construction language in commercial leases gives the parties flexibility while not being overly burdensome financially or logistically.
Why do I need a construction lawyer?
Every construction project should have a customized agreement. Owners and tenants should consider a standard American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract a mere “first draft.” As more and more projects use non-AIA contracts, retaining an experienced construction lawyer is more important than ever. A good construction lawyer must consider the worst case scenario concerning potential claims of architectural design errors or omissions, defective work or the filing of exaggerated or improper mechanic’s liens and advise property owners of their rights to terminate bad contracts.
Construction Lawyer for Architects and Contractors
Since we represent owners as well as architects, contractors, and material suppliers, we can propose language in construction contracts that both parties can accept. This saves time and money for everyone involved. We know that for a construction project to go smoothly, all the parties have to be protected. We draft and negotiate contractor-subcontractor agreements for our contractor, vendor and supplier clients. In the event of a dispute, we prepare and file mechanic’s liens as well as defend property owners when mechanic’s liens are filed against them.
Construction Contract Negotiation & Disputes
We specialize in the negotiation of contracts and litigation of disputes relating to office, retail, or industrial construction. Recent representative matters include:
- Negotiated design/ build-out contract for an upscale Japanese restaurant
- Drafted and negotiated a renovation contract for a renovation of a Central Park West co-operative apartment
- Defended a restaurant in a construction dispute with mechanics liens filed
- Successfully represented a store owner whose opening was delayed several months due to contractor negligence
To schedule a consultation, contact our office by e-mail or call us at 212-619-1500