Construction Law


Our attorneys are experienced advisors in all phases of Wyoming construction law. We assist in the preliminary stages with regulatory compliance and contract negotiation. During construction, we interpret contractual provisions and resolve conflicts. For completed projects, we resolve payment and contract disputes, and address issues with liens, bonds, and construction defects. We have represented clients in a variety of forums. We provide practical advice and seek expedient solutions.

Contracts

Whether it is in the negotiation of the deal or interpretation of obligations and rights, the contract is central to resolving construction law problems. We are familiar with standard forms and provisions used in the construction industry, including AIA documents, and can advise how Wyoming law plays a role.


Litigation & Arbitration

Construction lawsuits often involve complex and detailed facts. We litigate cases involving construction defects, warranty issues, liens, bonds, financing, and insurance issues. We work closely with engineers, architects, and project managers.

Arbitration issues are common in construction law. We have experience presenting our clients' cases effectively to the arbitrators, and assisting our clients to enforce arbitration awards.

See also: Complex Litigation and ADR / Mediation


Liens

Construction liens, often called mechanics' or materialman's liens, can be an effective tool in protecting the rights of a contractor, subcontractor, or supplier. Our lawyers know how to protect client rights under Wyoming’s lien laws. Because of strict time frames in Wyoming statutes, it is best to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

See also: Real Estate


Construction Defects

Construction defects and warranty issues are often the source of dispute. Our Wyoming lawyers have represented project owners to obtain redress for defects and to enforce warranties as well as contractors and subcontractors in defending claims.

See also: Litigation


Developers

From acquisition of the real property through obtaining the necessary government approval and permits, to selecting and contracting with a general contractor, we help get projects off the paper and on the ground.

See also: Real Estate


Bidding, Bonding & Surety

Our lawyers have experience helping both public and private project owners establish effective procedures as well as helping ensure contractors submit conforming bids.


Other Common Issues and Concerns

We also advise clients concerning:

See also our sections on Natural Resources, Employment Law, Commercial & Business Law