Construction Law

The Services Provided by a Chicago Construction Law Attorney

Construction companies have to contend with a number of problems within the industry. Some of these problems can occur regularly, while others may only emerge once during a contractor’s entire career. But no matter the frequency of a legal concern, it’s important for you to be prepared for any outcome. At Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, we offer the services you need to not only survive but thrive in this industry. For any and all of your legal needs, turn to a Chicago construction law attorney from Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. 

What Our Chicago Construction Law Firm Offers 

We ensure that construction companies are covered no matter the issue by focusing on the practice areas that matter the most. Although you may currently be in search of one specific service, our Chicago construction law firm offers a variety of services that can protect and help grow your business. Here are just a few of our core services organized by practice area: 

Dispute Resolution

Litigation should be a last resort for construction companies and project owners who are unable to resolve their differences. We offer mediation and arbitration services, two alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods that are vital for companies that want to save time and money. While our attorneys can represent you in a court of law, we’d prefer to help you resolve your dispute as amicably as possible. 

Contract Services 

A Chicago construction law attorney can negotiate, review, and draft construction contracts to ensure that they are clear and concise. Your contracts should clearly define the scope of work, payment schedules, and project expectations so that all parties are on the same page. 

Lien Law 

Mechanic’s liens are a contractor’s most effective tool for retrieving owed payments. However, the laws, deadlines, and requirements that pertain to liens are incredibly complicated. Our attorneys can file mechanic’s liens on your behalf to ensure that they are valid and effective. Of course, a Chicago construction law attorney can usually resolve payment disputes with a strongly worded demand letter. 

Employment Law

Our attorneys can review and draft your employee manuals and contracts to ensure that they are up to date. We can also defend your company in all areas of employment law, including cases related to whistleblowing, discrimination, and wage and hour violations. 

License Defense 

Contractor licensing requirements can vary based on your state, county, and even city. If you’ve been accused of contracting without the proper license, the attorneys at our Chicago construction law firm can defend you to ensure that your livelihood is in no way threatened. 

OSHA Defense

We hope your business never has to experience an accident and subsequent visit from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In the unfortunate event that you do require OSHA defense, our attorneys can help you prepare for an impending inspection and contest citations if you are ever issued one. 

If you would like to speak with a Chicago construction law attorney, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.