Construction Contracts and Disputes FAQs
Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP, was founded in 1919. With nearly a century’s worth of experience, we have extensive knowledge of the various types of construction contracts that our clients can enter into as well as the various types of disputes that can arise.
Our construction law attorneys have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding construction contracts and disputes. We encourage you to contact our New York City construction law firm to discuss your specific situation in a consultation.
Q. What are some common types of construction contracts?
A. Construction contracts can cover virtually any issue that may arise in the development of a construction project. Contracts are drafted to account for (among many other items) payment, costs, deliverables, materials, equipment, services, performance, delays, insurance, construction, defects, suspension, termination, and provide guidance for how disputes will be resolved.
Q. What are some basic items to consider when preparing a construction contract?
A. We frequently negotiate, draft and review construction contracts and are aware of the main items that must be in place for a contract to be enforceable and hold up in a court of law. Everything must be spelled out very clearly and concisely in a contract, with no room for misinterpretation. The terms, agreements, service obligations, warranties and methods for dispute resolution are among the basic legal requirements involved in a contract.
Q. What is the best method for resolving my construction contract dispute?
A. This will depend entirely upon the unique facts of your claim and situation. Our construction law attorneys are knowledgeable and engage in negotiation, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The method for achieving your desired result will be based upon many factors, including your goals, your budget, your time constraints, your ability to continue work on the project while the dispute is being resolved and your risk factors. Our law firm will fully consider and inform you of your options and guide you down the most advisable path.