Construction Disputes and Liability Matters

Construction law is a multifaceted field that addresses a myriad of issues encountered throughout the construction process. From the initial design and development phases to the complexities of financing and legal compliance, navigating the construction landscape requires the expertise of seasoned legal professionals. DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall offers unparalleled legal guidance to ensure your construction projects proceed smoothly and efficiently.

The Spectrum of Construction Law

Diverse Legal Challenges: Construction projects, whether small residential builds or large commercial developments, invariably encounter legal challenges. These can range from zoning and permitting issues to contract disputes and regulatory compliance. Our attorneys are equipped to guide clients through these challenges, ensuring resolutions that are both expedient and cost-effective.

Expert Representation Across the Board: Our legal team has over two decades of experience representing a wide array of clients involved in construction, including developers, contractors, engineers, and architects. Our comprehensive approach covers all stages of construction, as well as post-construction issues, making us a full-service law firm for all your construction law needs.

Our Construction Law Services

From Planning to Post-Construction: Our services extend across the entire lifecycle of a construction project. We specialize in:

  • Zoning and Permitting
  • Contract Negotiation and Preparation
  • Project Review and Evaluation
  • Mechanic’s Lien Filings
  • Bidding, Document Preparation, and Bid Protests
  • Insurance and Warranty Issues
  • Construction Litigation
  • Faulty Construction and Building Defects
  • Regulatory Compliance and Citation Defense
  • Environmental Issues
  • Tribal Construction Projects Representation
  • Collections Involving Project Performance

Beyond Construction: Our expertise also encompasses corporate legal issues such as corporate formation, non-compete agreements, and mergers and acquisitions, ensuring comprehensive legal support for your business.

Leveraging Industry Relationships

Understanding the interconnected nature of construction projects, we maintain strong relationships with key industry professionals, including accounting and engineering experts. These relationships enhance our ability to manage resources effectively, resolve disputes, and meet time and budgetary constraints.

Our Approach to Construction Disputes

Focused Strategies for Resolution: Each construction project presents unique challenges, requiring a tailored approach. Our priority is to develop a strategic plan for mediation or arbitration to resolve issues swiftly. However, when necessary, we are prepared to defend your interests aggressively in court to secure the best possible outcome.

Partner with DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall

For comprehensive legal support in construction law, turn to DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall. Our experienced attorneys are ready to assist with every aspect of your construction project, from initial planning to dispute resolution. Contact us today at (919) 833-5555 or complete our online form for a consultation.

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Mr. Johnson’s client was driving north on Capital Blvd., approaching the intersection with Wake Union Church Road. The Defendant was driving south on Capital Blvd in a large SUV owned by a local landscaping company. As our client approached the intersection, the traffic light for her direction of traffic was emitting a steady green light.…

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In a unanimous opinion filed on December 18, 2018, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel affirmed the $6.12 Million Dollar jury verdict Mr. Johnson and associate Chynna Smith won on behalf of their client, a former state firearms examiner, Beth Desmond, in her libel case against the Raleigh News & Observer and reporter Mandy Locke.…

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