Construction Litigation

Construction Law

Whether you’re involved in a simple home remodel or complex commercial construction, disputes cost you time and money, rob you of the enjoyment of your property, and seriously threaten your business.  We help homeowners, homeowner associations, businesses, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, design professionals, and suppliers of materials address problems in a way that seeks to protect our clients' best interest in the an effective, efficient manner. Unfortunately, being treated fairly sometimes requires litigation.  We will fight to protect your rights and pursue all available legal remedies you may be entitled to.  Vilar & Green has years of experience negotiating and litigating cases arising from:
  • Breach of contract
  • Collection of past due monies owed
  • Construction bond claims
  • Construction defects
  • Construction delay
  • Home improvement failures
  • Mechanic’s and materialman's liens
  • Land use and zoning
  • Public bid issues
  • New construction issues
  • Remodeling issues
  • Right of way
  • Subcontractor performance

Thorough investigation by knowledgeable professionals

Establishing fault in construction cases often requires specialized knowledge of industry practices and standards.  Our team includes qualified experts commonly used in construction cases, including general contractors, structural engineers, soil engineers, geotechnical engineers, accountants and architects.

Mediation and arbitration services

Parties to a construction contract can sometimes avoid expense and delay by mediating disputes that arise during a construction project.  Many construction contracts have clauses that require nonbinding or binding arbitration to resolve disputes.  We have experience representing clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings and negotiating lasting solutions that save our clients time and money and allow them to get their projects back on track and moving forward. 

Fair and just compensation

If you are saddled with a construction defect or if a contractor or subcontractor has failed to perform, you may be entitled to several types of compensation;
  • Actual damages, including past and future costs of repairing and restoring your damaged property, and the contents damaged due to the defect  (such as water damage caused by faulty plumbing)
  • Compensation for loss of use and enjoyment of your property, including inconvenience, aggravation and discomfort
  • Compensation for appraisal fees, storage charges and cleaning costs incurred
  • Compensation for the reasonable cost of rental of similar property during periods when your property could not be used
  • Under limited circumstances, punitive damages, intended to punish a defendant and deter particularly malicious or reckless conduct 
  • Interest on your damages as permitted by law
  • Attorney fees and costs
Every moment of delay wastes time and money.  Call us today for a free consultation.