CONSTRUCTION LAW – LIEN AND BOND, DEFECTS
AND REGISTRAR OF CONTRACTOR CLAIMS
The Construction Law section has established construction attorneys in the areas of lien and bond law, construction defects, and Registrar of Contractor complaints. Clients of Baird Williams & Greer, LLP have helped build the skylines in Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Washington and Alaska, and are among the largest in their industries in the United States.
CONSTRUCTION DEFECT COMPLAINTS
|Construction litigators handle
all phases of
liability, including design
The firm's construction defect experience includes all aspects of design and construction, including: soil sampling and compaction, concrete foundations and elevations, concrete masonry units and moisture extrusion, walls and drywall, roofing and trusses, electrical system design and installation, paint manufacture and application, elevator construction and operation, and mold detection and remediation. Because the better evidence usually wins a construction dispute, Baird Williams & Greer, LLP, at the time of the construction defect claim, puts an inspection team, with expert witness, onsite immediately. Consistent with its reputation as one of the leading electronic trial law firms in Arizona, Baird Williams & Greer, LLP uses state of the art technology to document and preserve evidence regarding construction defect complaints.
MECHANIC'S LIEN AND PAYMENT BOND RIGHTS, STOP NOTICES, AND LETTERS OF CREDIT FOR
Baird Williams & Greer, LLP also helps clients to protect their mechanic's lien and payment bond rights, and to exercise stop notice rights when appropriate. Public construction continues even in economically challenging times, and payment bonds frequently required by the federal Miller Act or the Arizona Procurement Code, provide a ready source of payment for contractors or materials suppliers who have acted to preserve their rights. Baird Williams & Greer, LLP attorneys have also advised clients on commercial Letters of Credit to secure international sales, from Siberia to Mexico City. Attorneys at Baird Williams & Greer, LLP have litigated very substantial construction cases, and have helped to build the body of appellate law in the Southwest concerning construction defects and secured remedies.
REGISTRAR OF CONTRACTOR LICENSE CLAIMS
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors Office, like most state licensing agencies around the country, can be used as an active participant in construction debt workouts and construction defect claims. Baird Williams & Greer, LLP attorneys have experience in the Office of Administrative Hearings for the Registar's Office, in both bringing and defending claims against licensed contractors and their license bonds.
EXPERTISE IN DRAFTING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
Finally, Baird Williams & Greer, LLP construction attorneys draft or modify standard or specialized construction contracts. They are experienced with litigating AIA contracts, and the application to those contracts of statutory lien and bond releases and new trends such as "pay when paid" clauses. Baird Williams & Greer, LLP attorneys also advise on equipment and supplier dealer agreements, including peripheral recourse agreements, Uniform Commercial Code protections, and other implied covenants and warranties that, although not expressed in the contract, are present nonetheless.
TECHNOLOGY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
||Electronic Seminars provide
lien and bond
information to clients.
Clients of the construction law section obtain the benefits of Baird Williams & Greer, LLP's experience with over 200 jury trials and our reputation for cutting edge technology. Electronic trials and digital imaging can guide a jury or judge through Prime Contract pages or a virtual tour of a construction project. Digital imaging of proposed developments also allows a jury to determine land use values if proposed construction is permitted, and whether the development would be in concert with the local community and environment. And when the Baird Williams & Greer, LLP real estate department confronts government takings by eminent domain, or restrictions on land use by zoning or other laws, the construction law section is a valuable resource for Baird Williams & Greer, LLP clients.
Representative clients include:
• Allied Building Products Company
• Calply Drywall
• Comex Paint
• Empire Southwest, LLC
• Frazee Industries, Inc.
• Orkin Commercial Pest Control, Inc.
• Sonoran Air, Inc.
• Ulma Form Works, Inc.
We look forward to welcoming your company to the Baird Williams & Greer, LLP family of satisfied clients.