A Trusted Construction Litigation Law Firm in Myrtle Beach
Knowledgeable attorneys serving clients throughout Horry County, Georgetown County, & 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. You can trust in the law firm that has served Horry and Georgetown County business professionals and organizations since 1979.
Construction project disputes may spur 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. The following are some of the most common disputes:
- Construction Contract Disputes. Contract disputes often occur over changes in the contract drawings issued at the time that the contract was signed. Occasionally, disputes arise over poorly documented or coordinated drawings.
- Copyright Issues. Architectural copyrights, especially in relation to architectural drawings and designs, protect the original designs of architecture in any form. In 1990, Congress passed the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act, which provides these protections to architectural plans, drawings, and buildings. If a building infringes on another’s plans or building, the owner and the builder may be liable.
- Construction & 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 & 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.