Construction

MacDonald Illig's Construction Lawyers counsel and represent all of the major parties to construction matters, including public and private owners, architects, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and sureties in Erie, PA and beyond. Our skilled attorneys handle all aspects of the construction process from initial contracting, financing, and land use and development issues, through post-construction performance, payment and related disputes.

Construction Lawyers Erie, PA

Aspects of the Construction Process our construction attorneys handle include, but are not limited to:

  • Initial contracting
  • Financing
  • Land use
  • Development issues
  • Post-construction performance
  • Payment and related disputes

Combining our extensive experience with the resources of MacDonald Illig's other distinguished business and litigation groups, including the Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Tax groups, we provide comprehensive services to help our clients meet the challenges of the modern construction project.

Pre-Construction Assistance

Matters requiring seasoned legal advice often arise before a construction project has begun. The attorneys of the Construction Law Group headquartered in Erie, PA are available to counsel clients regarding these issues, which may include real estate acquisition, zoning, land use, environmental issues, permit matters, and project financing. In some cases we help our clients secure financing for public construction projects through local and state programs such as PennVEST and the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

Construction Contract Lawyers

Our contracts, disputes & litigation attorneys routinely draft and negotiate contracts covering a wide variety of construction matters, from residential remodeling projects to multi-million dollar public buildings and industrial projects. We are familiar with the major project delivery systems and how their various approaches may impact a construction project. We also review, and where necessary revise, commonly used form contracts, such as those from the AIA, to ensure adequate protection of our clients' interests.

Construction Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Our law firm is committed to helping our clients avoid construction disputes and litigation , but when problems do arise, we deliver efficient and effective services to achieve the best possible outcome. Our attorneys represent clients in construction disputes in local, state and federal courts. We also provide representation in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums, such as mediations and arbitrations. In many cases, these dispute resolution mechanisms are conducted in accordance with the American Arbitration Association construction industry mediation and arbitration rules.

Our Construction Lawyers representative litigation and ADR capabilities include:

  • Bid mistakes
  • Bid protests
  • Contract disputes
  • Contract suspensions
  • Contract terminations
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Labor and employment disputes
  • Payment disputes
  • Claims of inefficiency
  • Project acceleration disputes
  • Project delays
  • Defective design and construction disputes; and
  • Performance and payment bonds

MacDonald Illig's Construction Law attorneys are proud of the strong reputation we have built within and beyond Erie, PA Northwestern Pennsylvania.  If we might be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to addressing your construction law needs.