Disagreements and disputes commonly occur during construction projects. The law firm of Rosenbaum & Taylor provides top-quality legal services to businesses in the construction field, including contractors, project developers, engineers, architects, and suppliers of materials. We handle legal issues related to many types of projects, such as condos, single-family homes, co-ops, and commercial buildings. We commonly help clients with mechanic’s liens, which are also known as compensation claims. This includes drafting, filing, serving, enforcing, and vacating these claims.
We provide representation in a variety of legal situations, ranging from mediation or arbitration to litigation. This includes providing advice on legal issues related to project contracts, architectural or engineering-related issues, problems with insurance, issues related to excavation or underpinning, access agreements, and licensing. We also represent clients in construction law negotiations.
Over the years, we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality results for our clients. The knowledge, experience, and resources that we bring to the table are comparable to those found at much larger law firms. All of our past clients have been extremely satisfied with the service they received. To set up a free consultation with no obligation, reach out to us today at (914) 326-2660.
Our previous experience handling construction disputes has given us the expertise necessary to represent our clients with confidence. At Rosenbaum & Taylor, our knowledgable New York business attorneys will represent you in disputes, regardless of whether you are the primary contractor, a subcontractor, a developer, or the owner of the property. Examples of disagreements that we can assist with include wage disputes involving overtime, breach-of-contract issues, problems surrounding the termination, work stoppages, issues regarding service payments, or back charges that are being challenged.
Mediation, Arbitration, Or Litigation
Resolutions in construction dispute cases can be reached in a variety of different ways, including mediation, arbitration, or litigation. The process begins with a thorough case review. Based on the specific details of the contract or issue, our lawyers will then help you determine the best way to get a positive outcome.
Access And License Agreements
At Rosenbaum & Taylor, we have provided representation for property owners and developers in the past when negotiating access and license agreements. If a mutual contract agreement can’t be reached, our lawyers will pursue other legal options such as seeking a judicially-issued license. Licenses like these can be expedited, granting short-term access to a neighboring property. Section 881 of New York’s Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law allows for this type of action. If the owner of the adjacent property is beginning or continuing construction activity without a proper license and without following safety regulations, we can also assist.
Compensation Claims Or Mechanic’s Liens
For issues involving compensation claims, which are more commonly referred to as mechanic’s liens, we provide representation for general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers of materials who are trying to get paid for services they provided or work they completed. On the other side of the equation, we also represent property owners or contractors in vacating mechanic’s liens that are inappropriate or overstated.
Trust Fund Diversion Actions
In the past, we have provided effective representation for clients in trust fund diversion actions. Lawsuits like these allow prospective beneficiaries and claimants to obtain the money that they are owed for construction projects that have been finished. With the help of these lawsuits, individuals can still get paid even if the developer or property owner goes out of business.
Lawsuits like these can also be used in situations where there weren’t enough funds available to cover a mechanic’s lien foreclosure action.
The trustees will usually grant the beneficiary enough money to cover legal fees related to going after the diverted trust funds. Punitive damages may also be sought. The Lien Law dictates that in situations where a corporation is a trustee, its principal is personally liable for covering any money that is still owed.
At Rosenbaum & Taylor, our lawyers provide knowledgeable assistance with construction contracts, including drafting and reviewing them to make sure they meet specific requirements.
Underpinning And Excavation
When clients come to us with construction-related issues, one of our jobs is to educate them about the law so that they better understand what they are facing. With the help of our lawyers, our clients develop a deeper understanding of their obligations and rights regarding a variety of construction-related issues including underpinning, excavation, and shoring. Ultimately, our goal is to help our clients understand the litigation issues associated with defective or improper underpinning or excavation.
Clients who may need this type of advice include architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, property developers, and property owners. In some cases, action needs to be taken immediately. We can help with time-sensitive legal issues such as obtaining injunctions, restraining orders, or stop-work orders from the court.
Engineering Or Architectural Disputes
We sometimes represent professional clients who are facing disputes associated with engineering or architectural mistakes or oversights. If you are struggling with issues like these, our legal team can represent you, ensuring that your interests are protected.
Typically, insurance companies do everything that they can to duck out of paying claims. They are always on the lookout for ways to deny claims, including coming up with fake or questionable reasons such as receiving a notice too late. If you are sued, they may even decline to defend you. Our knowledgeable lawyers can provide representation for architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors, property developers, and owners when facing insurance-related litigation in Westchester County, New York.
Consult Our Construction Dispute Lawyers in Westchester County NY
With a history of successfully handling cases involving construction law, the attorneys at Rosenbaum & Taylor are more than qualified to help you with your case. Our attorneys have access to a wealth of resources and are extremely knowledgeable about litigation involving construction disputes. Along with helping clients directly, we also can act as consultants for lawyers who may not have as much experience with cases like these. Reach out to us today at (914) 326-2660 to set up a time to talk about your case.