Construction Law Las Vegas

Nevada construction law is complicated and can involve a multitude of parties when something goes askew. Though you have likely studied up on your legal responsibilities as a person working professionally in construction, understanding every aspect of Las Vegas construction law can be difficult.

Luckily, the construction law experts at May Brock Law Group, will are very well-educated and familiar with construction law and can inform you of your legal rights, whether or not you are currently involved in a construction law claim or dispute.

Offering Las Vegas Construction Law Consultations for Every Dispute

In fact, one of the attorneys at May Brock Law Group, is familiar with and has a background in civil engineering, which gives the firm the unique ability to understand your situation and provide you with the information you need to make smart legal decisions at every step of the way.

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Whether you simply need some legal information regarding construction law, want to avoid a major lawsuit, or find yourself needing an attorney who is qualified to defend you, come to May Brock Law Group, and you will find what you’re looking for.

Las Vegas Construction Law is Multi-faceted

Unfortunately, if one mistake is made in the line of contractors, subcontractors, engineers, or owners, that mistake can have very far-reaching consequences. To protect yourself from making mistakes or to formulate a case against someone who wronged you during a construction project, you need legal help and sound advice.

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Las Vegas Bid Protests

With many construction projects, especially public works projects, the entity that needs the construction completed will accept the lowest bidder. Much of the time, the lowest bidder has no problem making sure that the construction project costs reflect the amount they originally bid and can show that they followed the bidding instructions. However, there are cases where the bidder is dishonest or fails to provide a proper bid package, even though they are the low bidder, which means that the bid can be disputed.

If you bid on a project but lose the bid to another contractor who failed to follow the bid requirements, you have the ability to file a Las Vegas bid protest. If you are the second lowest bidder and are successful with your bid protest, you will be awarded the project.

Educating Our Clients on Las Vegas Bid Protests

Bid protesting can be a confusing process, whether you are the protester or the person being protested against. Either way, the attorneys at May Brock Law Group will be able to work with you and help you understand whether a bid should or should not be protested or make a case against a contractor who is contesting your bid.

Understanding the Las Vegas bid protest process is half the battle, so our attorneys firmly believe in educating every client we have about bid protesting as a legal issue. This will allow you to provide us with important information and will also keep you informed throughout the legal process.

May Brock Law Group is Familiar with Las Vegas Bid Protests and Construction Law

At May Brock Law Group, we have attorneys who have a background in civil engineering and construction, so we stand uniquely qualified to provide you with legal advice regarding bid protests. We know what is at stake for you as a contractor, and we want your legal situations to work out in your favor.
To find out more about the process behind Las Vegas bid protests, call May Brock Law Group at (702)-388-0404!

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Las Vegas Construction Claims

There are variety of Las Vegas construction disputes and/or claims that can and do arise within the construction industry. These disputes usually involve multiple parties, which may include the owner, an engineer, a surveyor, an architect, a general contractor, a subcontractor, or a material supplier. The variety and depth of contract disputes make being in the construction industry very stressful and difficult. However, when you are efficiently educated on the legal matters involved with being in the construction industry, you can stop worrying about what is not being done and focus on the important aspects of your work.

Regardless of the type of construction dispute or lawsuit you are forced to deal with, whether you’re filing a claim against someone else or have had a claim filed against you, May Brock Law Group will provide you with the legal advice and assistance you need to guide you through the process of resolving the dispute, whether that means through settlement negotiations or trial.

Types of Las Vegas Construction Claims

Construction claims and disputes can involve anyone who worked on the construction project, from engineers and architects to subcontractors and material suppliers, from property owners to general contractors and designers. With that in mind, anyone who works in the construction industry needs to understand what his/her legal rights and responsibilities are, whether to defend a claim that is filed against you or to know when you have a right to file a claim against someone else.

Our attorneys at May Brock Law Group are highly skilled at litigating the following types of construction claims in Las Vegas:

  • Bond claims
  • Bid disputes
  • Breach-of-Contract claims
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Contractors Board Claims
  • Delay Claims
  • Mechanic’s Lien claims
  • Stop work notices
  • Payment disputes

 

If you’re having a problem with a contractor you hired, with an owner who hired you, or you need to know how to provide a legal defense against someone who is filing a construction claim against you, don’t wait until it is too late. Call our firm and ask to schedule an appointment with one of the attorneys at May Brock Law Group!

Our Dedication to Informing Clients about Las Vegas Construction Claims

Even if you are not currently facing an impending construction claim or lawsuit, it is important that you are educated in your legal responsibilities as a person working in the construction industry. With each client we work with, we make sure that he/she is well-aware of what is going on legally so we can work as a team to keep our clients out of trouble. Our office prefers long term relationships with our clients, so they feel comfortable getting us involved at the very beginning stages of a dispute, which may give us the ability to assist our clients in resolving disputes before it gets to the litigation stage.

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Las Vegas Design Liability

Whether you are a construction manager, an engineer, or an architect working on a project, the construction industry provides multiple opportunities for you to incur liability for damages related to your work. To protect yourself, May Brock Law Group would like to extend its Las Vegas professional design liability expertise and give you the legal advice you need to make educated decisions in your practice, whether it is to avoid problems or to resolve problems.

Our firm has attorneys who are very familiar with both civil engineering and design, so you can trust that we will have a unique understanding of the behind-the-scenes work in your industry. With that background, May Brock Law Group can give you the legal advantage you need to work through disputes.

We Educate Our Clients about Las Vegas Professional Design Liability

May Brock Law Group makes a point of educating its clients on the legal issues that need to be addressed by design professionals during all phases of design and construction. Further, in assisting its clients through disputes, May Brock Law Group starts out each legal matter from the viewpoint of education, as we believe that the better informed our clients are related to the legal matter, the more pertinent information we will receive from our clients.

Our attorneys’ experience allows us to adapt our legal knowledge to the industry’s standpoint. We know what is at stake for you, so we have a special understanding of why you need help protecting yourself from Las Vegas professional design liability.

Expert Legal Help with Las Vegas Professional Design Liability

Whether you are just starting your practice as an engineer or an architect or are just now getting involved in the legal side of design, construction management, and construction, May Brock Law Group will be able to educate you on how to avoid design disputes, what the legal ramifications could be, and who would be responsible in any specific situations.

We want you to have peace of mind regarding the legal aspects of design, construction management, and construction so find out more about Las Vegas professional design liability from May Brock Law Group by calling (702) 388-0404 today!

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Las Vegas Mechanics Liens

A mechanic’s lien or Notice of Lien in Nevada is used by contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and suppliers as a legal claim against real property when those parties provided labor or materials for an improvement to the property and then they are not paid for those services. A Notice of lien can be placed against a person’s home or a commercial building even if the general contractor has been paid for its services, if there is a dispute between the general contractor and one of its subcontractors regarding payment of the subcontractor’s services. As a result, homeowners and businesses owners can be caught off-guard with mechanic’s liens if they do not take measure to protect themselves during construction. For instance, if a subcontractor or supplier is not paid by the general contractor after the general contractor is paid by the owner, the law does allow that subcontractor and supplier the right to come after property owners and their property if they are not paid. In the end, if property owners do not protect themselves, they can become liable for paying for the work twice, or in a worst-case scenario, they can lose their interest in the property as a result of liens being recorded against their properties.

Understanding Mechanic’s Liens

While, at first, it may seem unfair and frustrating for property owners to be liable for paying for a general contractor’s non-payment to its subcontractor, this is a very common legal process throughout the United States. The reasoning behind a mechanic’s lien is to ensure that those parties providing materials and services for the improvement of property will be paid for the materials and services they provided to better the property. However, those rights are not unlimited as contractors and subcontractors are generally required to perform some functions to provide the property owner notice of the potential for a mechanic’s lien. In addition, if a supplier places a mechanics lien against your home because the general contractor failed to pay, the homeowner can sue the general contractor and seek for reimbursement of any double payment. However, the amount of time it can take to file a lawsuit and collect money from the general contractor can take too long, causing you to still pay the subcontractor and potentially lose your property. In addition, suing a general contractor who filed bankruptcy will not help.

How Do Mechanic’s Liens Work?

In Nevada, a subcontractors or supplier who wants to maintain a right to lien a property must provide the owner with notice of what is being supplied within 30 days of their contribution to the improvement. If they are not paid, they will then have a right to record a “Notice of Lien” against the property in the county where the property is located. The subcontractor or supplier will then have six months to work out a solution with the property owner or choose to file a lawsuit to perfect the lien against the property. If the lawsuit is not filed within six months, the lien will become unenforceable. If someone recorded a lien against a property and failed to file suit within the required six months, you should seek assistance from an attorney to get the lien removed from the county records. Otherwise, the property owner may have difficulties selling his/her property due to the recording of the lien.

Working with Contract Negotiations

At May Brock Law Group, we have handled a variety of contract negotiations related to protecting both property owners and contractors from having to deal with a Mechanic’s lien. We believe that the best place to focus on payment is before any work is done on a property. Setting up clear and concise rules that govern the scope of work and payment process may prevent a number of problems related to failure to pay issues.

There are several legal issues to address while negotiating payment clauses including:

  • Clear description of all documents and forms required for submittal of payment application process.
  • Clear deadlines for submitting payment applications and resulting consequences for failure to
  • submit within the deadline.
  • Time-line for all payments.
  • Procedures for materials and verifying labor and materials.
  • Rules related to storage of materials.
  • Clear procedure for submitting bids for extra work.
  • Procedures for suspending or terminating a contract.

 

If you need help making sure you are protected or you have questions about the Mechanic’s Lien process in Nevada, please Contact our Las Vegas Law Firm at (702) 388-0404 to discuss your mechanics lien rights in Nevada.

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Las Vegas Stop Work Notices

As a professional, you are constantly at risk of not getting paid. However, as a contractor and subcontractor, there are plenty of safeguards you can put into place to protect yourself from customers who cannot or will not pay for the labor and materials you are putting into the project you’ve been working on.

Whether you are working for a private customer or are working on a state project, the legal representatives at May Brock Law Group can educate you on the correct processes for both bond claims and stop-work notices in Las Vegas. You deserve to be protected, so don’t take any additional risks or continue working on a project that has gone sour until you get these steps in the works!

Stop-work Notices in Las Vegas

If you are working on a project but haven’t been paid according to your agreements with a homeowner, other contractor, or business owner, you have the statutory right to give the client a stop-work notice. If the process is done correctly, Nevada law states that you will be exempt from certain customer complaints, including delay claims.

The Las Vegas stop-work notices require that you go through a very specific process, whether or not this circumstance was included in the contract you signed with the client. If you rush into the stop-work notice, you might make a legal mistake that can prove very detrimental in the future. To get the legal information you need to make the right decision regarding stop-work notices, come to the law office of May Brock Law Group!

Las Vegas Bond Claims

When you take on a public works contract, you, as a contractor, may be required to obtain a payment bond to protect subcontractors and suppliers in case you fail to pay the bill for the construction.
Both bond claims and stop-work notices in Las Vegas are difficult, complex procedures that must be followed precisely to ensure that you retain your statutory rights. To get the information, education, and legal advice necessary to protect yourself against not getting paid, call May Brock Law Group at (702)-388-0404!

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At May Brock Law Group, we do everything we can to educate our clients on Las Vegas construction law so they can limit mistakes that could jeopardize their standing and the viability of their company. If you want to give our style of legal advice a try, call the construction law experts at (702) 388-0404!

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