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12 09, 2017

When to Contact a Construction Attorney? 3 Situations to Be Aware Of

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: blog, Construction Law, constructionLaw1|Tags: |0 Comments

The U.S. construction industry is actually the second largest market in the world, with a 10% share of the world market. Because of how massive this industry is, there is a high demand for quality construction attorneys who help their construction clients stay relevant in their market and keep their companies running strong. Rather than ignoring potential problems or trying to sweep construction legal issues under the rug, it is important that construction companies realize when to contact a trusted construction attorney. Though contractors don’t have to immediately call their attorney after every construction job, they should still be aware of when an attorney’s services would benefit their Company. Here are a few instances where construction companies may want to visit with a qualified construction attorney to try and avoid potential construction claims or business contract issues. When starting a new construction project Staying in contact with a good construction attorney during the initial construction process is important to make sure the contractor follows all local and federal regulations. Professional construction attorneys are experienced in construction related project issues and are knowledgeable of local and federal building regulations and requirements. When legal documents are being created Especially when it comes to contracts, these documents are filled with often confusing jargon and a good construction attorney can help streamline the contractor’s knowledge about what duties and liabilities they are assuming by signing the Contract. When environmental groups are involved Environmental regulation pertaining to construction jobs usually finds itself in a category of its own. If an environmental group starts threatening a lawsuit, it’s best to just contact your attorney right away and let them handle it.  When you are careful during your planning process and consult [...]

2 02, 2017

6 Types of Construction Claims to Get Acquainted With

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: |0 Comments

[column width="1/1" last="true" title="" title_type="single" animation="none" implicit="true"] If you work in the construction industry - whether you are a property owner, a general contractor, a subcontractor, or a supplier - you know construction claims are very complicated. In fact, these disputes can affect everyone working on a construction project. Likewise, they typically involve multiple parties. Knowing what kind of legal disputes can arise within this industry is paramount as it will help you better understand your legal rights and responsibilities. This way, you'll be better equipped to defend a claim filed against you. Also, you'll know when you have a right to solicit a legal action being taken against someone else. So, let's get straight to it and discuss six different types of claims which can arise within the construction industry. 6 Types of Las Vegas Construction Claims Which Concern You 1. Bond Claims  Surety bonds are required by some project owners to help ensure all parties involved on a construction project or who have contracts to supply materials will live up to their ends of the agreement. In fact, there are several types of bonds routinely required on construction projects and each type of bond protects a certain group of people. Once the bond is in place, if the terms and conditions of the contract are violated, a claim aimed at the party who breached the contract can be pursued. 2. Construction Defect Claims From significant cracks in the foundation of your property to corroded plumbing, anything can make the object of a claim.  If proven responsible, the builder/developer can be held accountable for defective conditions encompassed in the claim. 3. Mechanic’s Lien Claims Property owners can be held responsible for not paying their general contractors or for their general contractor’s non-payment to its subcontractor. If [...]

29 03, 2016

Tony M. May, P.C. Overturns Construction Client’s Default Judgment

By |March 29th, 2016|Categories: blog, Construction Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Tony M. May, P.C. Overturns Construction Client’s Default Judgment

[column width="1/1" last="true" title="" title_type="single" animation="none" implicit="true"] Recently our law firm was featured in “The Associated General Contractors of Las Vegas.” We regularly handle a variety of construction law cases, and have represented every type of party in the construction industry. If you have a legal issue related to construction law, contact our Las Vegas law firm. Click here for a full downloadable version of our recent AGC article. Tony M. May, Esq. conducts several seminars a year for AGC Las Vegas, educating members on a variety of legal topics. His firm, the Law Office of Tony M. May, P.C., specializes in construction law. “I was a civil engineer for several years before I went to law school, so I have a good understanding of the construction process,” said May. “We’ve represented every type of party in the construction arena: owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and engineers, and we range from any kind of construction dispute, contract review, and contract negotiations to labor and employment.” May’s firm recently had a big victory in overturning a $350,000 for a client. The ongoing case is the Board of Trustees of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 525 Health and Welfare Trust and Plan et al v. Security Plumbing & Air Conditioning. The trust (plaintiff) filed a complaint stating Security Plumbing (defendant and May’s client) wasn’t producing documents for an audit. They asked the court for an order compelling the client to produce the documents, there was a misunderstanding, and the client never filed an answer. The trust then filed for a default judgment, but instead of an order for the client to produce the documents, they got a monetary judgment of $350,000. That’s when May got involved [...]