The construction field brings unique challenges: high risks, tight deadlines, close profit margins, and many different entities working together to bring the final product to fruition.
Legal disputes in the construction industry can easily become complex — and failing to resolve them quickly can have a serious impact on the long-term plans and finances of the parties that become entangled in a dispute.
The experienced construction lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby work with clients in all sectors of the construction industry to provide comprehensive legal services. We advise, support, and represent our clients in the creation and supervision of contractual agreements.
When litigation becomes necessary, our experienced trial attorneys navigate alternative dispute resolution processes and offer experienced representation in court.
To learn more about how Quadros, Migl & Crosby can support your legal needs in the field of construction law, contact a construction lawyer at our Houston-based firm today.
Choosing Quadros, Migl & Crosby to Handle Your Construction Legal Affairs
Quadros, Migl & Crosby is a boutique business law firm based in Houston, with additional office locations in Dallas and Austin. We work with construction industry clients at the local, state, and national levels to provide support in all areas related to construction law.
Our firm prioritizes the relationships built with clients. We understand the unique nature of the construction industry, and we work to protect our construction clients through efficient, cost-effective legal services.
Our lawyers know that protection in the construction industry often stems from doing thorough legal research into zoning laws and writing carefully crafted contracts designed to reduce risk in a client’s specific situation. We leverage our skills in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation to help clients achieve their project goals.
Construction Industry Clients We Represent
At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we understand that the complexity of the construction industry necessitates tailored legal representation. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the field of construction law.
Our construction lawyers appreciate the subtleties of the construction sector and the many different roles and relationships that exist. We work with a large variety of clients involved in construction projects. Some of these many clients include:
- Design professionals
- Construction managers
The services we offer depend on a client’s unique needs. We offer support with day-to-day construction concerns as well as construction litigation when disputes arise.
Construction Issues and Houston Zoning Laws
As a Houston-based business firm, our lawyers have the expertise needed to help Houston construction projects thrive.
Houston has unique zoning laws. Although the city is often touted as having “no zoning,” construction professionals sometimes realize too late that there are complexities to Houston’s zoning laws.
Failure to consult a construction attorney who is well-versed in Houston permitting, feasibility, and covenants can easily lead a promising construction project to end as a costly mistake.
Our experienced Houston attorneys work with landowners and builders of large commercial properties in the Houston area to ensure that the planning and research behind construction projects and purchases won’t be met with costly, unanticipated zoning barriers.
Construction Matters We Handle
Our firm is equipped to provide comprehensive legal services for all matters related to construction law. We build personal relationships with each client, developing a deep understanding of a client’s goals, challenges, and business needs.
A well-coordinated construction project begins with an airtight contract. The more thoroughly a contract is thought out, the less likely a dispute will arise that costs all parties time and money. Construction contract law services we offer include contract drafting and negotiating, breach of contract claims, design-build contracts, joint venture contracts, and supply contracts.
Disputes are common in the construction industry. Our construction lawyers are experienced in navigating the many different types of disputes that can arise. Some of these include bid disputes, subcontractor disputes, change order disputes, and design professional disputes. Quadros, Migl, and Crosby has several attorneys that have experience with arbitration, the preferred dispute resolution process in construction, as opposed to using the Court system. In fact, Shannon Quadros is a panel arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and is frequently called on to resolve commercial contract and construction cases.
The Texas Constitution and the Property Code provides for a unique remedy for contractors and subcontractors that perform work to improve upon commercial and residential properties: the mechanic’s lien.
Texas has some of the strictest rules on mechanic’s liens both in terms of placing one on a property and defending against them. Mechanic’s liens can be a minefield if not handled correctly. A simple mis-step can result in a contractor losing their right to lien a property or an owner being on the hook for thousands of dollars. Do-it-yourself lien forms on the internet rarely get liens correct, except in the simplest of cases. You need lawyers like those at Quadros, Migl & Crosby to ensure all the statutory requirements are met in order to place or defend against a lien.
Contractor Construction Claims
Contractor relationships play a central role in the construction industry. When one contractor fails to meet their obligation, the impact can have a domino effect on all other parties involved in a construction project.
We help clients undergo the construction claims process to seek compensation, repayment, or time extensions when a contractor fails to meet their obligations.
Some types of construction claims we commonly handle include bond and lien claims; construction defect claims; cost overrun and extra work claims; delay, acceleration, impact, and inefficiency claims; and industrial and offshore claims.
Other Common Construction Legal Issues
There’s no shortage of complexities and complications that can arise during a construction project. Some of the additional areas in which we offer legal advice and representation to our clients in the construction field include:
- Fraud and misrepresentation
- Deceptive trade practices
- Defective plans and specifications
- Issues with payment and performance
- Differing site conditions
- EPC agreements
- Insurance advising
- Materials failure
- Surveying errors
- Wrongful termination
- Jobsite injury
We also offer individualized legal advising, reviewing all aspects of a client’s contracts to identify and mitigate risk and maximize profit and efficiency.
Construction Legal Disputes
The construction industry naturally gives rise to disputes. Even when an airtight contract protects clients in every conceivable way, a construction project requires that many parts work smoothly together — and when delays and errors occur, they have a direct impact on the finances of all other parties involved.
We represent clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. We understand that swiftly resolving construction disputes is essential to a client’s long-term business interests.
Our construction lawyers are skilled negotiators who work aggressively to resolve construction disputes before they develop into drawn-out court proceedings.
When a construction lawsuit proves necessary, our experienced trial attorneys have the track record clients want on their side. The construction lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby have a history of successful outcomes in state and federal courts. We represent clients that range in size from small businesses to major commercial corporations.
Speak with a Houston Construction Lawyer Today
Quadros, Migl & Crosby knows construction law — and we leverage that knowledge to protect your business interests. Our knowledge of Texas construction law, combined with our emphasis on client relationships and personalized representation, makes our construction lawyers stand out as leaders in Texas construction law.
Quadros, Migl & Crosby has offices in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, allowing us to maintain a local presence, build relationships, and foster face-to-face interactions with the clients we serve.
Arrange a consultation with our Houston-based firm today to learn more about how the experienced construction lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby can protect your legal and financial interests.