Construction projects, whether big or small, can be intricate endeavors, bringing high risks, close deadlines, tight profit margins, and many different entities working together to achieve a final product. As such, success relies heavily on adhering to legal regulations and resolving disputes efficiently to avoid serious impacts on the long-term plans and finances of relevant parties.
At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we are a highly qualified legal team that works closely with clients in all sectors of the construction industry to provide personalized and comprehensive legal services. With our combined 60 years of experience, we advise, support, and represent our clients in the creation and supervision of contractual agreements. We are well-versed in alternative dispute resolution processes and offer experienced representation in court should litigation become necessary.
Why Choose Quadros, Migl & Crosby to Handle Your Construction Law Matters
As a boutique business law firm, Quadros, Migl & Crosby works with construction industry clients at the local, state, and national levels to provide support in all areas related to construction law. We prioritize client relationships and personalized legal services in order to understand the unique nature of your construction matter.
We work to protect our construction clients through efficient, cost-effective legal services in the following ways:
Understanding Construction Law
Construction law is a specialized area encompassing various legal principles and regulations concerning the construction industry. It involves contracts, zoning and permitting, compliance with building codes, labor issues, environmental considerations, insurance matters, and dispute resolution. We have a comprehensive understanding of these facets, ensuring the success of your construction project.
Contract Drafting and Review
We draft and review contracts, whether it’s between project owners and contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, or architects. A well-drafted contract sets the groundwork for smooth project execution. We ensure that contracts protect client interests, define the project scope, establish payment terms, allocate risks, and establish timelines.
Compliance and Regulatory Matters
We are well-versed in local, state, and federal laws governing construction projects. We help clients understand and comply with all matters that may arise during or after construction to avoid potential legal issues.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Construction projects are not immune to disputes, which can impact timelines and budgets. We are equipped to handle various dispute resolution mechanisms, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. In cases where litigation becomes necessary, we represent our clients in court, advocating for their rights and interests.
Risk Management and Insurance
Construction projects include inherent risks. We aid clients in identifying potential risks and devising risk management strategies. Additionally, we may help negotiate and review insurance policies, ensuring adequate coverage and protection for all parties involved.
Construction law is a complex legal realm that demands focused knowledge and experience. Our legal team plays a vital role in safeguarding your legal interests and the interests of your stakeholders throughout the construction process.
Types of Construction Industry Clients We Represent
The complexity of the construction industry necessitates tailored legal representation. At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we know there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to construction law matters. We work with a variety of clients involved in construction projects, including the following:
When engaging in any construction endeavor, partnering with our highly experienced legal team is a prudent step toward achieving a successful and legally compliant project.
Construction Law Matters We Handle
At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we are equipped to provide legal services for all matters related to construction law. We build lasting client relationships, focusing on a client’s unique goals, challenges, and business needs.
Contract Drafting and Review
A well-coordinated construction project starts with a sound contract. The more comprehensively a contract is considered, the less likely a dispute will arise. They address issues such as project scope, payment terms, timelines, change orders, dispute resolution mechanisms, and other terms. We offer the following construction law services:
Contract drafting and negotiating
Breach of contract claims
Joint venture contracts
These contracts may include agreements between project owners and contractors, subcontractors, architects, or suppliers.
Construction Dispute Resolution
Unfortunately, disputes are not uncommon in the construction industry. Our legal team is skilled in handling various types of disputes that can arise during a construction project. Some of these include the following:
Change order disputes
Design professional disputes
Breach of contract
The construction law lawyers at Quadros, Migl, and Crosby have experience with arbitration, the preferred dispute resolution process in construction, as opposed to using the court system.
Mechanic’s Liens and Payment
The Texas Constitution and the Property Code provide for a unique remedy for contractors and subcontractors that perform work to improve upon commercial and residential properties: the mechanic’s lien. We handle mechanic’s lien filings and defend against unwarranted liens.
Texas has strict mandates on mechanic’s liens both in terms of placing one on a property and defending against them. A simple misstep can result in a contractor losing their right to lien property or an owner being on the hook for thousands of dollars. The lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby will ensure all the statutory requirements are met in order to place or defend against a lien.
Contractor Construction Claims
If a contractor fails to meet their work obligations during a construction project, the impact can affect on all other parties involved. We help clients undergo the construction claims process to seek compensation, repayment, or time extensions when a contractor fails to meet their obligations.
Contact the Construction Law Attorneys at Quadros, Migl & Crosby
At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we leverage our focused knowledge and resources to protect your construction interests. With offices in Austin and surrounding areas, we are equipped to maintain a local presence, build relationships and foster face-to-face interactions with clients.
Speak with one of our experienced construction law lawyers by calling (713) 300-9662 or filling out a contact form.