Construction

Project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and design professionals all have unique needs and expectations of their legal representatives.  Over the years Chaffe McCall’s construction section has represented the interests of each of these parties in major construction projects and commercial ventures, and we understand how to best achieve the outcomes our clients desire.  From project start-up, to completion and beyond, the breadth of our experience in the construction industry distinctively positions Chaffe McCall to fulfill all of our clients’ legal requirements.

We begin all engagements with an effort to fully understand and appreciate the client’s interests and needs, and we then use our knowledge and experience to partner with the client in pursuing the most economical and least burdensome path to achieving the client’s goals.  Whether you need assistance with meeting state contractor licensure requirements, pursuing or defending public bid law challenges, enforcing or cancelling private project liens or public project claims, negotiating contracts, or resolving disputes, Chaffe McCall’s construction section has the experience to provide representation tailored to meet your needs and achieve your objectives.

In disputed matters, our seasoned attorneys have advocated our clients’ interests before single arbitrators and multiple-member panels.  We have also successfully litigated a wide variety of actions in both state and federal courts, ranging from two-party disputes to large, multi-party complex litigation.  We have also represented clients in construction labor and employment law matters, including those involving collective bargaining.  Some of Chaffe McCall’s recent successes have included cases involving:

  • Mechanical design
  • Construction design
  • Construction defects
  • Defective earthwork claims
  • Moisture intrusion and toxic mold claims
  • Business interruption claims
  • Business loss and property devaluation claims
  • Public bid law disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes

Our construction section has access to the resources of the firm’s other practice areas in our New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Houston offices, to provide seamless, full-service representation.  Ultimately, we seek creative, value-added solutions, using measures designed to efficiently achieve the best results for our clients.

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