Los Angeles Contractors & Subcontractors
Building Risk Management Strategies, Producing Successful Legal Outcomes for Contractors & Subcontractors
From bidding to the signing of a contract to the completion of a project, each phase of a construction project carries the possibility that legal issues will arise. Contractors and subcontractors are often vulnerable to claims that could have been avoided through more accurate bids, enforceable contracts, and following up by documenting, recording and confirming. At the Law Office of Steven R. Lovett, we pay attention to the details that can help contractors and subcontractors avoid legal pitfalls like construction defect claims, licensure issues and other project disputes.
Attorney Steven R. Lovett has been representing contractors and subcontractors in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California for 40 years. We leverage his profound knowledge of the issues facing those in the building industry in an increasingly complicated construction law landscape. By focusing on preventive law, we are often able to avoid costly litigation.
Questions About Bids & Contracts?
Paying attention to details in the bidding process can mean fewer change orders down the line, fewer delays, a better estimation of costs you will expand and a far lower chance of legal problems. We strongly recommend a bid review, prior to submission, to avoid the potential for litigation. Properly prepared bids should be detail-oriented, specific to the scope of the project and written in clear, unambiguous language. While many in the construction industry use preprinted bid forms or simply copy and paste information into previously prepared bids, deleting incorrect information, it is vitally important to make sure that bids and contracts not only meet the needs of the specific project at hand, but they also comply with California state rules and regulations.
For help with creating/drafting or reviewing bids and contracts, call our office to speak with experienced Los Angeles Construction Attorney Steven R. Lovett today. To learn more about construction law involving contractors and subcontractors, please visit the following pages:
- Getting Paid
- Home Improvement and Single Family Residences
- Contractor and Subcontractor Laws and Requirements
Questions About Payment Issues?
Construction disputes between contractors and subcontractors or property owners or developers can lead to non-payment. We have specific strategies that may help you avoid non-payment problems (Getting Paid) and other payment issues; when they arise, however, we will first try to mediate a solution or, if necessary, litigate aggressively on your behalf.
Questions About Liability?
Claims of construction defects are common against contractors and subcontractors; if you are in one of these industries you probably already have had one filed against you. If you have not, you should take precautions to avoid such suits. Luckily, the Law Office of Steven R. Lovett has years of experience providing skilled defense against these claims. While our office is not afraid to take your case to court, we usually attempt to mediate or arbitrate a solution to keep your costs low and resolve the matter quickly.
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As a contractor or subcontractor, you need assistance and representation for legal issues ranging from licensure to liens and liability. We have a reputation for efficiency, experience, and ethics that has gained the trust of construction professionals.
Contact a Los Angeles construction attorney for a free consultation today.