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How a Texas Lawyer Can Help With Subcontractor and Contractor Disputes

July 2, 2024

Construction projects in Texas can often lead to disputes between contractors and subcontractors, given the complex agreements required to complete any major project. Whether it’s a disagreement over the scope of work, issues with payment, or delays in project timelines, these disputes can stall projects and result in significant financial losses. 

The lawyers of Quadros, Migl & Crosby help ensure your interests are protected and disputes are resolved efficiently and fairly by handling all aspects of your case, including negotiations, mediation, and arbitration. 

7 Ways a Subcontractor and Contractor Dispute Lawyer Can Help Your Case  

Disputes between subcontractors and contractors can escalate quickly, affecting timelines, budgets, and the overall success of construction projects. Consulting the lawyers of Quadros, Migl & Crosby, who are experienced in handling such disputes, offers several advantages. 

The following are key ways a subcontractor and contractor dispute lawyer can assist you: 

  1. In-depth Knowledge of Contract Law: Our experience in construction and contract law can provide guidance on the interpretation and enforcement of contract terms. We ensure the contracts are compliant with Texas laws and advise on the contractual rights and obligations of all parties involved.
  2. Dispute Resolution and Negotiation: We are skilled in negotiation techniques that can defuse tensions and foster a mutually beneficial resolution. We can represent your interests in mediation or arbitration, often resolving disputes without the need for costly litigation.
  3. Litigation Support: If a dispute escalates to litigation, having one of our dispute lawyers on your side is indispensable. We manage the procedural complexities of court proceedings, advocate on your behalf, and work toward a favorable judgment.
  4. Risk Management: We identify potential risks in contractor and subcontractor agreements and suggest practical measures to mitigate these risks. This proactive approach prevents disputes from arising in the first place.
  5. Document Management: Proper documentation is essential in resolving construction disputes. We ensure that all relevant documents, such as contracts, change orders, and communications, are in order and can be used effectively in negotiations or court.
  6. Claim Preparation and Filing: We handle the preparation and filing of claims, including mechanics’ liens or other related construction claims. We ensure all filings meet legal standards and deadlines, which is critical for preserving your rights under Texas law.
  7. Ensuring Compliance and Enforcement: We ensure all parties follow the terms of the contract and regulatory requirements. If compliance issues arise, we assist in enforcing contract terms and seeking appropriate remedies.

Seeking legal counsel early in the project or at the first sign of a dispute can save time, money, and stress. Do not hesitate to set up a consultation with our legal team today. 

Types of Subcontractor and Contractor Dispute Cases We Handle at Quadros, Migl & Crosby

At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we understand the unique challenges and complexities that arise in the construction industry, particularly between subcontractors and contractors. We are committed to providing legal solutions tailored to the exact needs of your case.  

The following is a look at the types of subcontractor and contractor dispute cases we handle:

  • Payment Disputes: We address disputes over payment, which can range from delayed payments to disagreements over the scope of work as defined by the contract. We help ensure that all parties fulfill their contractual obligations, and we pursue all avenues for recovering unpaid sums.
  • Contract Interpretation and Enforcement: Disagreements often arise from differing interpretations of a contract’s terms. We analyze and interpret contractual language to clarify obligations, rights, and liabilities, helping to enforce the terms agreed upon.
  • Quality of Work Claims: Disputes regarding the quality of work provided can significantly impact a project. We represent clients in claims related to substandard work, non-compliance with project specifications, or other defects that compromise the integrity of the construction project.
  • Delay Claims: Construction delays can have a domino effect, causing significant financial and operational setbacks. Whether you’re dealing with unforeseen delays or disruptions caused by other parties, we assist in resolving these disputes, including negotiating compensation where appropriate.
  • Change Order Disputes: Change orders are common in construction projects but can become a point of contention regarding additional costs or extended timelines. We help manage these disputes, ensuring that all changes are documented and legally sound.
  • Termination Issues: The wrongful termination of a subcontract can lead to major disputes. We provide legal guidance on both initiating and contesting terminations, ensuring that our clients’ actions are protected under the law.
  • Lien Claims: We assist with the filing of mechanic’s liens and other lien claims as a means to secure payment for services rendered. We navigate the complex requirements to ensure these claims are properly filed and enforced.

At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we bring a comprehensive, knowledgeable approach to handling these disputes. We aim to resolve conflicts efficiently and effectively, minimizing disruption to your projects and ensuring that your legal and financial interests are protected. 

Whether you are facing a straightforward payment issue or a complex contractual dispute, our experienced legal team is prepared to handle any challenges and advocate for your best interests.

Speak With the Subcontractor and Contractor Dispute Lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby

If you’re involved in a subcontractor or contractor dispute in Texas, engaging with a knowledgeable Texas lawyer at Quadros, Migl & Crosby makes a significant difference in achieving a favorable outcome. Our legal team fights to resolve these disputes quickly and efficiently by providing legal guidance and powerful representation tailored to the unique aspects of the construction industry. 

Whether it’s enforcing contract terms, addressing payment issues, or managing delay claims, our experienced attorneys are here to help you overcome challenges and keep your projects on track. Contact us today at (713) 300-9662 or fill out a contact form to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you.