Planning for the Prevention and Resolution of Disputes
The successful construction project requires careful planning and counsel throughout the process in order to avoid costly delays and burdensome litigation. Our team has experience in the prevention of disputes through the preparation of agreements with all parties relating to the design and construction of the project, as well as the proper planning and execution of a successful bidding process. We are prepared to help our clients navigate the various methods of project procurement and construction, from the traditional Design-Bid-Build to Design-Build and the various options involving Construction Managers at Risk and otherwise, Multi-Prime Contractors, and Fast-Track design and construction.
Despite the best planning efforts, disputes often arise in the course of design, bidding, and construction of projects regardless of the size. We are prepared to represent our clients in any dispute involving issues which arise from conception through final completion and beyond, including the investigation and solution of design and construction defects in existing buildings and infrastructure projects.
Our team is able to handle disputes before the South Carolina State Engineer and other regulatory bodies, in all levels of state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels and alternative dispute resolution processes.
Our experience includes resolving disputes ranging from bid protests regarding non-responsive/non-responsible bidders, to complex change order, delay, and differing site condition claims, and payment disputes from prime contractors to the lower tiered subcontractors and suppliers.
General Counsel Services
Our clients routinely confront legal issues involving leases, employment, insurance, contracts, and regulatory compliance. We recognize that our clients can often benefit greatly from having counsel available for assistance in daily administration and decision-making, often through the quick telephone call or email. The relationship between the Client and our firm as General Counsel is strongest and most effective when we communicate regarding these routine tasks. This regular communication is often the “ounce of prevention” that allows us to help the Client foresee potential legal issues which can be avoided or resolved before they develop into significant distractions or legal disputes.