Seasoned Attorneys for Bellingham Construction Litigation
Helping clients be constructive in resolving construction disputes
Construction projects are complex, usually involving numerous parties each with individual contracts and crucial deadlines. Under these conditions, it is all too easy for misunderstandings, misinterpretations and conflicts to erupt. When this occurs during an important project, it can have substantial financial implications for all parties involved and construction litigation may become necessary. The law firm of Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka LLP has represented construction companies,subcontractors, suppliers, developers, owners and architects in the construction industry in Washington State for more than four decades. Our seasoned Bellingham business litigation lawyers understand the industry and use their practical knowledge to get results for our clients.
Common causes of construction litigation
There are several factors that make construction projects prone to difficulties. First is the number of parties. Even a fairly simple construction project can involve a landowner, architects, engineers, a general contractor, numerous subcontractors, suppliers, government inspectors, zoning authorities and neighboring landowners. Keeping all these entities informed, coordinated and happy can be a challenge to say the least.
Second, unpredictable factors can easily change the course of a construction project. Unexpected geology, weather delays, supply shortages, and other issues can delay and derail even the most carefully planned projects. It is simply impossible for a construction contract to anticipate every possible eventuality. So when the unexpected occurs, disputes between the parties and construction litigation in Bellingham can quickly follow.
While a thorough and well drafted contract is a key step to minimizing these types of disputes, with so many unpredictable factors, breaches and disputes are effectively unavoidable. And whether your company is injured by another party’s nonperformance or your business faces accusations of nonperformance, the financial ramifications can be substantial.
That is why it is crucial to promptly contact a business litigation attorney. The experienced attorneys at Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka LLP can help you determine your rights and duties under the applicable contract and work to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently through aggressive negotiation and alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration. And if court action proves necessary, our seasoned lawyers can zealously fight for your company’s interests in court.
Contact a law firm with decades of experience in construction litigation
Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka LLP has represented clients throughout Washington State in various segments of the construction industry. If you are involved in a dispute related to a construction project, an experienced business litigation attorney with our firm may be able to help. From our offices in Bellingham, WA, we serve clients throughout Whatcom, Island, Skagit and San Juan counties and British Columbia. Contact us today online or by calling 360.671.6565 to schedule a consultation.