New York City Lawyers — Contracts for the Construction Industry
Contracts are integral to construction law. At Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP, our lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of construction documents. Because of our many years of experience in the design and construction fields, we are well-positioned to negotiate, draft and review contracts that are responsive to our client’s needs, comprehensive, help avoid litigation and keep clients’ projects on time and on budget.
At Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP, our goal in all contract work is to mitigate risk to our clients. Because of our extensive experience with construction contracts, we are able to quickly determine the nature of the risks involved and thereby to properly allocate such risks so as to minimize our client’s potential exposure. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a consultation for your specific contract issue.
Examples of Contract Issues
Our New York City construction contract lawyers assist clients with all aspects of construction contracts. Some of our major practice areas include:
- Negotiating construction contracts. Our lawyers understand the construction industry from all points of view and can quickly identify and address potential design and construction issues in contracts.
- Drafting contracts. There is no “standard” construction project and so we develop each contract to match the client’s circumstances, rather than simply filling in any industry standard form. This assures that all material concerns are addressed and helps prevent disputes and litigation. Our drafting makes the rights and responsibilities of all parties clear.
- Reviewing and revising contracts. We review contracts drafted by other firms, contractors or design professionals with a critical eye toward negotiating favorable contract terms on behalf of our client. The goal always is to develop a contract that is fair, balanced and enforceable.
- Litigating contract disputes. When disputes arise in connection with a contract during construction, our attorneys help clients efficiently resolve the disputes so their projects can keep moving forward. We also assist clients with Dispute Resolution Board proceedings. Whether litigation or some form of alternative dispute resolution is required during or at the conclusion of construction, we strive to minimize costs and resolve the matter as quickly and favorably as possible. When it becomes necessary to move beyond ADR to resolve issues, our lawyers are experienced litigators and are able to effectively advocate for our clients at trial or on appeal.
Representing a Diverse Clientele
We represent a wide range of clients, including those involved in private, public, quasi-public and government construction projects in New York. Our clients include owners, owner-developers, construction management firms, general contractors, trade contractors, vendors and design professionals.