Ervin Cohen & Jessup’s Construction Department has unique problem-solving capabilities, extensive trial and arbitration/mediation experience and substantial experience counseling clients at every stage of a construction projects. The Department excels at assisting and protecting its clients in the planning and development phase of commercial and residential development, and has extensive experience in litigating, mediating and arbitrating all phases and aspects of construction and development matters.

Construction Law Services

ECJ regularly represents property and building owners, developers, regional and national builders, general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, distributors/suppliers, homeowners, architects and engineers, hotel owners, manufacturing plant owners who may use crane hire from websites such and others in construction matters both locally and across the country. The lawyers in ECJ’s Construction Department routinely provide legal services in the following areas:

  • Contract formation
  • Delay and extra work claims
  • Construction defect claims and defenses
  • Land subsidence
  • Mechanics liens and stop notices
  • Development contracts, including easements, CC&Rs, tie-backs and other agreements with adjacent owners
  • Government contracts
  • Clean Water Act claims
  • Advising clients regarding environmental due diligence and acquisition of contaminated properties
  • Construction Products Liability claims
  • Partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Development Agreements
  • Development disputes

ECJ’s Construction Law Department offers its clients the opportunity to collaborate with attorneys who have unique litigation skills and specialized construction and environmental experience. This unique experience and training, together with the wide variety of services offered by ECJ and the depth of that expertise and experience helps to provide an edge that can be the deciding factor in success or failure for our clients.


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