Myrtle Beach Construction Attorneys Serving General Contractors, Subcontractors and Business Professionals since 1979
We handle a wide-array of construction-related matters for our clients throughout Horry County, Georgetown County and the Grand Strand
The lawyers at DesChamps Law Firm have decades of experience assisting with construction issues, including those involving: document review and contract drafting for General Contractors and small residential builders ranging from custom home improvement contracts to AIA contract documents and modification, transactional/business side of construction law, mechanic’s liens and foreclosures, construction contract disputes, construction defects, contract enforcement, and more. We focus on solving difficult legal challenges for our clients, offering expert legal guidance based on our decades of combined experience.
Construction law practice: transactional and litigation
Construction projects are complicated operations, which require that the needs of owners, contractors, and other involved entities are all met. Disputes may arise on a wide range of construction projects, from single-family homes and apartment communities to commercial properties and the development of subdivisions. For decades, we have represented clients in a wide-array of construction-related matters. The following are the more common areas of construction law that we see on a more day-to-day basis in our construction law practice:
- Construction contracts – drafting, review and negotiations. We assist clients with all types of construction contracts ranging from custom home improvements and residential construction to large-scale commercial projects and general construction. Whether representing a general contractor, subcontractor, residential builder, materials supplier, or an owner, we are dedicated to serving our long-time client base with their contractual needs.
- Construction loan. A construction loan is typically a loan made for the purpose of building or constructing a new structure, but it may also be a loan made for the purpose of repairing or constructing additions to an existing structure. The full proceeds of a construction loan are not advanced at one time at closing but are advanced periodically. Thus, issues may arise which will cause the lender to not disburse additional loan proceeds for the remaining phases of construction.
- Construction contract disputes. Contract disputes often occur over subsequent changes in the contract drawings that were issued at the time the contract was signed, or a subsequent change in the original scope of work or an increase in the contract price without a written change order.
- Construction and design defects. Construction defect claims tend to be complex and evolve into document-intensive multi-party matters. Common defects involve water intrusion, structural failures, siding attachment, shingle attachment, or foundation cracking. Construction defect claims are typically pursued under such theories as breach of contract, breach of various warranties, and negligent construction and include faulty workmanship and construction, design errors, building code violations, design errors, defective materials, and faulty installation.
- Mechanic’s liens and collections. A mechanic’s lien is a lien against a property, which is filed by an unpaid contractor, subcontractor, material supplier, or laborer. If left unpaid, a mechanic’s lien allows a foreclosure action and forces the sale of the property in lieu of compensation.
- Surety bonds. A surety bond ensures that a contract is completed in the event of contractor default. Contractors obtain surety bonds from surety companies. If a contractor defaults, the surety company is required to find another contractor to either complete the contract or compensate the project owner for financial loss.
Consult an experienced construction litigation attorney
Since 1979, the attorneys at DesChamps Law Firm have worked with individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Horry and Georgetown counties. To set up a meeting with a skilled litigator, call 843-213-6430 or contact us online.