Phoenix Construction Litigation Attorneys Protect Your Investment
Experienced trial lawyers seek solutions when problems plague building projects
Over the past few decades, Phoenix has grown exponentially to become America’s fifth largest city. Throughout that time, construction has been one of the most important sectors in our state economy. Yet, construction projects often operate on thin margins, and disputes between parties can erode the value of a contract. Fortunately, the Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C. in Phoenix handles a wide range of construction law disputes for a diverse group of clients. For more than 20 years, we’ve represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, government bodies, property owners and developers. Whatever the particular conflict entails, we strive for timely and thorough resolutions that protect your rights and either get your project back on track or provide appropriate legal relief.
Established Arizona firm litigates and resolves construction disputes
Construction projects invariably have multiple parties involved, any of whom could fail to perform some task that would have rippling consequences for others on the project. Before the situation gets out of hand, you should consult a business litigation professional at our firm. We are adept at resolving construction disputes through negotiation, arbitration and, if necessary, litigation. Our firm handles various types of conflicts, such as those involving allegations of:
- Non-payment — There are numerous reasons why payment for performance gets held up, including certification of the completed work and allegations of defect or nonperformance. We assist clients with payment issues, using all the legal tools at our disposal, including debt judgments and mechanics’ liens. On the other hand, we also defend clients who have sound reasons for withholding payment because performance has not met contractual standards.
- Breach of contract — When a party does not honor its obligations under a contract, the nonbreaching party is entitled to a remedy, which can include rescission and reformation, restitution, direct damages, consequential damages and liquidated damages specified within the contract. We represent parties who seek justice after a breach as well as those who are accused of violating contract terms. Our firm works diligently to protect our clients’ interests and to mitigate the harm done by the alleged breach.
- Construction defects — In Arizona, the courts recognize various warranties for workmanship, including express warranties in contracts, implied warranties, statutory warranties under the Uniform Commercial Cod, and regulatory warranties under the Registrar of Contractors’ Standards. When work is substandard or defective, Arizona’s Purchaser Dwelling Act prohibits a property owner from suing before giving the contractor the opportunity to cure the defect. However, the PDA does not bar a lawsuit when a construction defect causes injury or death.
- Fraud and misrepresentation — Fraud within the construction industry exists in various forms, including corrupt bidding processes and deception of consumers. Our team represents victims of fraud seeking restitution and damages, as well as contractors defending their good reputation against allegations.
The proper litigation strategy depends on a variety of factors. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances and explain your legal options, providing a detailed cost-benefit analysis, so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. Once the course is set, we vigorously pursue the best possible outcome.
Contact our Arizona law firm for construction litigation assistance
Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C. in Phoenix represents various parties in construction litigation matters throughout Arizona. To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney, call our office today at 866-696-2033 or contact us online. Located in midtown Phoenix, our office is easily accessed by light rail or car, with plenty of available parking.