Construction Litigation and Claims

From contracts and inspection reports to work place injuries and lien claims, from delay claims, payment claims and property line disputes to construction site property damage and personal injury accidents, the attendant liabilities and other risk exposures in the areas of heavy civil, commercial and residential construction are significant.

We advise and represent project owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors, design professionals and their insurers, sureties, bonding companies and other stake holders in all phases of the construction project – whether new construction, renovation or restoration – including potential and litigated contract claims payment and performance disputes.

We can assist you in evaluating nearly all construction project risks, and will work cooperatively with you and your stake-holders throughout the life of your project. At POLING, we recognize that having a lawyer on hand and at the ready may be the last item on your Project agenda’s list of priorities, yet it is also true that when such issues do arise, you also recognize that having access to the best legal representation available is critical to your Project’s success.

We are also extremely sensitive to the costs and fees required to manage these types of claims. Recognizing that your margins are typically “thin”, we will work cooperatively with you to control the particular risk while remaining cognizant of the Project’s bottom-line. It is our goal, as it is also yours, to achieve the best possible result while working cooperatively with you to minimize your costs and risk exposures.

We possess the knowledge, experience and skills to assist with your management of these issues and various risks and can help relieve these “other” pressures so that, in the end, your Project can be completed as a success. We have particular expertise in such matters as:

  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Design Defect Claims
  • Owner / Contractor Negotiations Contract and Disputes
  • Contractor / Subcontractor / Material Supplier Contract Negotiations and Disputes
  • Public Sector Construction Compliance
  • Wage and Hour Compliance and Disputes
  • Surety Bonding Claims and Disputes
  • Construction Delay and Payment Claims
  • Lien Claims