Construction Litigation

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Construction Litigation

Berger Singerman recognizes that disputes are a seemingly inevitable part of construction projects. These disputes come as a result of a process that requires the cooperation, coordination and interdependency of different trades. As construction becomes more complex, this often results in disputes, which primarily arise from the complexity and magnitude of work, oppressive deadlines, multiple contracting parties, detailed and often unclear contract documents, insufficient planning, financial issues, and communication problems.

When construction-related disputes cannot be resolved out of court, Berger Singerman is familiar with the numerous complex issues that require specialized knowledge and experience to litigate these disputes in the state and federal courts, mediation and arbitration, and in administrative hearings. We have successfully represented clients in the following types of construction-related disputes:

  • Bid protests
  • Construction lien claims and foreclosures
  • Payment and performance bond claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Negligence claims
  • Terminations for convenience and default 
  • Construction defect claims
  • Design defect or warranty claims
  • “Failure to disclose” claims
  • Change order disputes
  • Extra work disputes
  • Scope of work disputes
  • Scheduling and delay claims
  • Professional malpractice claims
  • Environmental hazards
  • Water intrusion, indoor air quality and mold claims