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 the most efficient, cost effective resolution.  But sometimes being treated fairly requires litigation.  If that is necessary, we will fight to protect your rights and pursue any remedies you may be entitled to.  At Vilar & Green, we have years of experience in 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 liens and material liens
  • Property, land use and zoning
  • Public bid
  • 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 defect cases, including general contractors, structural engineers, soil engineers, geotechnical engineers and architects.

Mediation and arbitration services

Often parties can avoid expenses and delay by mediating disputes that arise during a construction project.  Moreover, 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 move forward. 

Fair and just compensation

If you have been harmed by a construction defect or a contractor or subcontractor’s failure to perform, you may be entitled to compensation, including;
  • 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 the 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 in the future
  • Interest on your damages as permitted by law
  • Attorney fees and costs if provided for in your contract
Every moment of delay costs you time and money.  Call us today so we can help you resolve your construction problems.