Experienced construction litigation attorneys
Construction projects are complicated and expectations for completion can be high. Problems can come up that quickly turn into disputes that are difficult to resolves. Dealing with these disputes can lead to delays, drain your resources and impact future projects. That’s why it’s important to have a detailed contract with clear terms before starting work.
The experienced construction litigation attorneys at Eller Tonnsen Bach, LLC represent contractors, subcontractors, construction companies, building suppliers and other companies in South Carolina and North Carolina. We help clients negotiate contracts that protect their interests and can help prevent and address potential legal disputes.
Protecting your rights before work begins
Our attorneys can negotiate, draft and review all types of contracts, including:
- Lump-sum – A buyer agrees to a set price for the entire project. But contractors and building companies are at risk because the price of materials can change and problems can come up.
- Unit price – A buyer agrees to pay a unit price for doing a specific task (for example, per cubic yard of concrete being poured). This type of contract is usually seen in smaller projects, as it can be difficult to estimate costs for larger projects.
- Cost plus – A buyer agrees to pay the actual costs of the project plus a percentage or specific amount to the contractor or construction company. This puts more risk on the buyer.
- Time and materials – A buyer agrees to pay for the time spent by the contractor or builder and subcontractors and also for the actual cost of materials. But the time and materials spent on the project could exceed estimates.
Our firm helps clients negotiate contracts before beginning a project to help protect their rights, mitigate risk and avoid future litigation as much as possible. Our goal is to address all potential problems and contingencies that could lead to a dispute. We also consider how proposed clauses could impact our clients and negotiate changes as needed.
Serving North Carolina and South Carolina
We can also prepare contracts for any type of construction or development contracts. Our attorneys ensure that all parts of the contract – such as the Agreement, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Scope of Work, Specifications, Bill of Quantities and Construction Schedule – are as clear and concise as possible. We also include any clauses agreed to during negotiation, such as maximum price clauses.
Our firm can also review contracts for clients before they sign. We can identify any clauses that could be problematic or any language that is unclear.
There’s too much at stake to go into a construction project without a contract that clearly defines the scope of the work and addresses potential problems before they happen. That’s you need an experienced attorney who can help you negotiate a contract that meets your needs and protects you if something goes wrong.
Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of laws affecting construction in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Learn more about how we can help you negotiate a contract that protects your business and allows you to proceed with confidence. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation at any one of our three offices – Greenville, SC; Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC.