Texas Construction Litigation Attorney
Whether you’re involved in a simple home remodel or complex commercial construction, disputes can cost you time and money, rob you of the enjoyment of your property, and seriously threaten your business. CKH Legal helps clients who are mired in controversy get relief and move their projects forward. I negotiate, arbitrate, mediate and litigate cases arising from:
- Breach of contract
- Construction bond claims
- Construction defect
- Construction delay
- Home improvement
- Mechanic’s liens and materialman’s liens
- Property, land use and zoning
- Public bidding
- Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA)
- Right of way
- Subcontractor performance
I represent clients involved in all aspects of construction, including homeowners, homeowner associations, businesses, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, lenders, bond and surety companies, design professionals, and suppliers of materials.
Thorough investigation by knowledgeable professionals
Establishing fault in construction cases often requires specialized knowledge of industry practices and standards. My team includes qualified experts commonly used in construction defect cases, including general contractors, structural engineers, soil engineers, geotechnical engineers, statisticians and architects. I employ state-of-the-art diagnostics and analyses to fortify your case.
Mediation and arbitration services
Often parties can avoid expense and delay by mediating disputes about provisions in construction contracts. Moreover, many construction contracts have clauses that require nonbinding or binding arbitration to resolve disputes. I have experience representing parties at arbitration and mediation proceedings. I often negotiate lasting solutions that save my clients time and money and allow them to get their projects back on track.
Fair and just compensation
If you have been harmed by a construction defect or a contractor or subcontractor’s failure to perform, you are entitled to ample compensation covering:
- Actual damages, including the past and future costs of repairing and restoring your damaged property, and any contents damaged due to the defect (such as water damage caused by faulty plumbing)
- Compensation for the 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, exemplary or 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
I am determined to help you collect fair compensation for the sum of your losses in a timely manner.
Real Lawyers ● Real Construction
There are maybe a handful of construction law firms throughout the United States. There are many attorneys who claim construction law knowledge. Most understand litigation matters and breach of contract claims. Some have a conclusory experience with AIA contracting documents. Then there are construction lawyers: lawyers who know and are trained in specific construction industry details, whether deals or litigation. Construction law begins at its most basic molecular level.
CKH Legal’s team of construction lawyers has a representative value of millions in construction litigation and hundreds of millions in construction transactions. Our construction legal team oversees corporate construction-related matters through drafting, negotiating, and managing facility and building service agreements, joint venture agreements, construction management, at-risk operations, building contract agreements, lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, EPC/Design-Build agreements, and industry standard AIA, EJCDC, and custom construction contracts.
Our lawyers understand surety bonds and the difference between pay when paid clauses and pay if paid clauses. Our Construction Transactions and Litigation team enjoys a wealth of construction industry wisdom and dynamics. So, when you face a tough negotiation of a MSA, RFS, knock-for-knock indemnity provision, and a design-build contract, we understand the requirements to lower your risks. We represent owners, owner’s agents, engineers and engineering firms, and design-professionals such as architects, construction companies, and individual builders. When your construction project faces a litigation or dispute level crisis, our people understand the claim process in your agreement and the courtroom or arbitration challenges that you might face.
Our commitment is making sure that every client receives close interaction, accessibility, and timely/correct responses and services for their needs. Our team of professionals continues to grow to better assist our clients. We consistently seek to shape and influence legal and business policy in every matter in which we undertake to provide legal services. Whether it is a complex corporate construction transaction for a multi-national infrastructure investment firm, a business deal for a high net-worth individual concerning a building project, or sophisticated and complex construction litigation representing a modest day-to-day operation, we begin with our core level of excellent service every time and perform toward seeking large results to benefit our clients.
Lawyers ● There Is a Difference
Contact a Houston, Texas construction litigation law firm today
Every moment of delay is costing you money. To assert your rights in your construction dispute, call CKH Legal at 713-489-6533 or contact me online. I help individuals and businesses resolve construction disputes.