Harrison Law Group provides counseling and legal representation to construction industry professionals at all levels of the building process, including owners, architects, engineers, sureties, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and material suppliers.
The unique field of construction law requires practitioners to utilize a collection of legal negotiation, mediation and advocacy skills. When negotiating complex construction documents or presenting claims and disputes to judges, juries, mediators and arbitrators, attorneys are required to analyze and apply applicable laws to the wide range of technical issues unique to each project. Our experienced attorneys have a strong working knowledge of design and construction which they rely upon when considering our clients’ legal interests and the economic realities of specific projects. Our knowledge is the collective product of a large and diverse client base, an extensive range of commercial and residential projects, and our involvement in professional associations and industry trade groups at the local and national level.
Harrison Law Group provides legal representation to our clients throughout all significant milestones that occur during the construction process. We draft and negotiate project delivery documents after first counseling clients in connection with any bid protest or procurement disputes that may arise. At this stage our attorneys are able to provide advice on developing contract administration and claims, prevention and risk avoidance procedures, scheduling issues, insurance/bonding requirements, and statutory and regulation compliance. After project commencement, we respond quickly to the needs of our clients to overcome jobsite challenges in a practical and cost-efficient manner. During the construction phase, we attempt to resolve such issues as change order disputes, scope change disputes, default, insolvency, defects in plans and specifications, design deficiencies, constructive or actual stop work notices, differing site conditions and critical path delays. Finally, while we work with our clients to resolve construction disputes quickly and efficiently, there are times when disputes are inevitable and cannot be resolved amicably. When litigation or arbitration is necessary, our team works together to aggressively pursue a favorable outcome for our clients. The lawyers in our practice are widely known and well-respected for their substantive construction law expertise and results-oriented approach to client representation.
In addition to our construction law practice, we represent clients with general commercial litigation issues as well as corporate, business and employment law matters. With respect to general commercial litigation, our attorneys most often assist clients with debt collection and breach of contract disputes. Our comprehensive corporate and business law practice includes corporate entity formation and governance as well as real estate sale, lease and purchase transactions; general contract drafting and negotiation; and corporate merger and acquisition work. Finally, our employment law experience allows us to work with clients on all aspects of their employer/employee relationships. Whether our attorneys are negotiating and drafting a lease for building space or a purchase and sale agreement for real property; incorporating a new business or drafting company by-laws; assisting clients with the purchase of the stock or assets of another company or negotiating lender financing; or drafting an employee handbook or counseling clients with difficult employment issues, our wide range of experience and vast array of legal services allow us to work together as a team with our clients so they are best able to successfully operate their businesses regardless of the economic climate.