Construction Law Overview

Negotiation and preparation of contracts and other documents, Construction Lien Claims, Prosecution and Defense of Construction Defect Claims.


The construction of a building, whether for residential or commercial purposes, as well as home improvements and improvements to an existing building involves many different participants as does the construction of site improvements, additions and improvements to its existing structure. Financial institutions, developers, surveyors, engineers, architects, builders, general contractors, subcontractors and many more entities may be involved in a construction project. Whether you’re looking for an attorney to help you with review of a construction contract or bid, or are involved in a dispute over an existing construction contract, it is essential that you have qualified representation from attorneys with knowledge of contract law, zoning and land use law, employment law, torts, and commercial law. The attorneys at the law firm of at Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz have extensive experience in construction law, and are able to assist you in this complex field.

For nearly thirty-Five years, our firm has worked in the areas of land acquisition, zoning and land use, preparation of construction contracts, preparation of subcontractor agreements, construction financing and all kinds of construction related issues such as construction bond claims and construction disputes. Our clients have included owners and developers, design professionals, builders, contractors and subcontractors, insurance companies and many others.

The attorneys of Gerstein, Grayson Cohen & Melletz understand the importance of getting construction projects completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. We work to head off problems by drafting construction contracts properly, as well as to resolve disputes as efficiently and quickly as possible. Working with our team can make all the difference between a construction contract that anticipates the complexities and difficulties that might arise and a contract that falls short of that mark.

Should issues arise, we will negotiate, arbitrate and if necessary litigate in order to get you the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time so that your construction project can get back on track with the least cost, to you, if any.

Construction law encompasses a number of different areas. The attorneys at the law firm of Gerstein Grayson Cohen & Melletz are knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of construction practice, including contract preparation and negotiation, and negotiation, arbitration and litigation of claims, including construction lien claims, surety bond claims, construction defects as well as other issues that typically arise during the development and construction of a project.

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