Construction Litigation

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has presented novel issues in the construction dispute context. Our lawyers are used to working under pressure and are available anytime to guide you through any type of construction dispute including:

  • Force majeure clauses
  • The efficacy of “no damage for delay” clauses
  • The effect of emergency clauses
  • Project suspension and contractor termination rights
  • Owner liability for construction sites
  • Availability of commercial general liability insurance coverage

Clayton Trial Lawyers, LLP brings a practical knowledge of construction logistics and multi-faceted legal experience in projects including professional sports facilities, commercial office buildings, massive medical facilities, arenas, high rise buildings and residential construction projects. William Clayton has represented one of the largest real estate developers in the U.S. and a major university in its largest and most complex projects. Over the past 30 years, he has also represented scores of contractors in pursuing change orders, delayed claims and final payments — wrongly withheld by owners using their financial might.

To help mitigate risks and prevent potential disputes, our team provides you guidance during project implementation. If a dispute arises, our team is equipped to handle advise on design and construction defects, delay claims, cost overruns and facets of surety bond litigation.

Knowing that litigation is not always the first desired course of action to resolve conflict, especially during construction, Clayton Trial Lawyers, LLP is committed to resolving even the most contested disputes outside of court thru alternate dispute mechanisms.

Early detection of issues is critical. Our team seeks to assist clients in a timely manner, and to identify threats and structure transactions and legal defenses that mitigate risk while still making the deal work.

Our lawyers are used to working under pressure and are available anytime to guide you through any type of construction dispute.