Stearns Weaver Miller represents owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals in disputes arising from design and construction agreements, including construction defect and delay claims, surety bonds, insurance coverage, construction liens, and warranty claims. We provide counsel in a wide variety of construction-related matters, from contract negotiation and risk management to litigation and dispute resolution. The group has extensive experience litigating complex construction disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration.
We actively participate in our clients' development activities from site acquisition to the conclusion of the warranty period for the finished project. Our extensive experience in negotiating and drafting design and construction agreements helps to prevent disputes regarding the expectations of the parties. Following completion and disposition of the project, we assist our clients in resolving warranty and latent defect claims.
If disputes arise, either from agreements, bonds, insurance claims, construction liens, construction defects, or warranty claims, our dispute resolution experience allows us to give our clients seasoned advice on the best resolution, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. We are also able to draw upon our Labor & Employment Department in the resolution of any labor-related issues that may arise during the construction process, including the response to labor organization efforts, strikes, or Davis Bacon wage disputes.
- Bonds & Insurance Claims
- Construction Contract Negotiation & Drafting
- Construction Defect & Delay Claims
- Construction Financing
- Construction Lien Resolution
- Contract Disputes & Terminations
- Design Services Contract Negotiation & Drafting
- Faulty Products & Failures
- Mold & Sick Buildings
- Risk Identification & Claim Avoidance Strategy
Construction Litigation/Contract Administration
Construction Financial Services
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