Issues will arise on every construction project, from the simplest residential addition to the most complex multi-prime construction project.
Disputes can come up at any time in the project: before construction starts, during the bidding process or in connection with permits and approvals; or during the course of construction, due to delays in performance or payment, cost overruns, or missing or defective work or materials; or after construction is supposedly complete, if punch list work remains to be done or final inspections require further work. Some disputes involving latent or hidden defects may not arise until years after construction is complete.
Our attorneys have many years of experience in resolving all kinds and sizes of construction disputes. These include straightforward payment claims, as well as complex claims involving disputed change orders, project delays, design and/or construction errors, and lost profits. Our clients have included corporate and institutional owners, developers, bond sureties, surety consultants, general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and design professionals. We have represented these clients before a wide variety of courts and administrative bodies. We have also achieved successful resolutions without litigation, through contractual or court-ordered mediation and arbitration.
Our representative cases in this area include:
Colory Metals, Inc. v. Trustees of Princeton University (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 2011). BLF represented the University in a dispute with a window contractor, arising out of defects in leaded glass replacement windows installed in historic campus buildings. ... Read More
Trustees of Princeton University v. The Henderson Corp. (N.J. Super. Ct. Law Div. 2010). BLF represented Princeton University in this construction defect lawsuit involving latent defects in a student apartment complex on the University's campus. ... Read More
George & Lynch v. Cereza Energy, Inc. et al. (Del. Superior Ct. 2010). BLF jointly represented a property owner and a project owner in lawsuits arising from damage during construction of a gas pipeline that caused an oil spill . ... Read More
Trustees of Princeton University v. Skanska USA Building, Inc. et al. (N.J. Superior Ct. 2009). BLF represented the University in a dispute with a general contractor, after stone panels on the exterior of a newly-constructed building began to exhibit cracking and spalling, creating a dangerous condition. ... Read More
Myers Construction v. Vincent G. Fasano, et al.(N.Y. Law Div. 2009). BLF attorneys successfully defended surety consulting companies and their principals against claims of tortious interference and breach of contract in these consolidated construction cases. ... Read More
La Liberte, LLC v. Keating Bldg. Corp. (E.D. Pa. 2007). BLF defended a performance bond surety against third-party claims in this construction suit. ... Read More
Quinn Construction, Inc. v. Skanska USA Building, Inc. (E.D. Pa.). BLF attorneys defended the University of Pennsylvania - the owner of a construction project - against multi-million dollar claims asserted by the Project manager, Skanska. ... Read More