One of the most significant areas of the firm's practice is construction law. Its clients range from one person start-ups to large contractors. The firm represents its clients in a variety of areas: from contract drafting to defending against Consumer Fraud Act lawsuits; from mediation and arbitration to State and Federal construction litigation; from filing construction liens to collecting payment for contracting services rendered.
There are certain legal issues that are unique to the construction industry. The firm is well-suited to address them. They include:
- filing lawsuits for both damages and injunctive relief with respect to construction projects;
- drafting commercial construction contracts;
- filing construction liens and/or defending against such filings;
- coordinating with clients to develop techniques for collecting payment from reluctant customers;
- advising clients with regard to the requirements of the Consumer Fraud Act;
- drafting residential/home improvement contracts that are compliant with the Consumer Fraud Act and associated regulations;
- addressing zoning and planning issues under the Municipal Land Use Laws and local land use ordinances;
- seeking to obtain payment for construction services rendered under the State and Federal Prompt Pay Acts; and
- addressing the requirements for government bids Resolving construction disputes by utilizing alternate dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Panelist, Construction Contracts & Getting Paid: Vital Information Every Business Should Know, Construction Expo, Meadowlands Convention Center, New Jersey, December 2007
Panelist, Home Contracting: Getting Paid for Your Work, May 2007 (Presented as part of the Nissenbaum Law Group's Construction Seminar Series)
Panelist, Home Contracting in New Jersey, April 2007 (Presented as part of the Nissenbaum Law Group's Construction Seminar Series)