With numerous relationships to manage and numerous people to depend on to ensure that a project is completed on time and on budget, construction of any kind is complicated. Large construction projects, however, carry with them the added complexity of heightened financial investments, stricter time constraints, and less room for error in all facets of the project. As a result, all parties to a commercial construction project need representation - lenders, owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, engineers, and design professionals. Such representation should be from the very beginning of the project.

From the drafting of agreements and procurement of financing on the front-end to the inspection and approval of completed work on the tail-end, the advice of counsel can save tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary litigation expenses. And, if litigation becomes necessary to protect your interests, the involvement of counsel from the beginning can give you the best chance for success.

Litigation claims that often arise in the context of commercial construction include breach of contract claims, delay and labor impact claims, payment and performance bond claims, construction defect claims, payment dispute claims, and mechanic's lien foreclosures. Prosecuting or defending these actions requires a careful balance of litigation skills, knowledge of real estate transactions, experience with commercial funding, and lien foreclosure expertise.

Snow & Green LLP has considerable experience in prosecuting and defending claims against all types of parties in a construction situation, including contractors, subcontractors, and lien holders.