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The Benefits of Hiring a Columbia, SC, Construction Lawyer to Protect Your Construction Business

Construction projects are no small feats. Even building a single structure requires the coordination of multiple teams of skilled laborers working together to meet the specifications and timeline of the project. Ensuring that you’re completing your projects on time and to the expectations of the project owner while keeping your team safe and your jobsite in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations can be a difficult task. In order to protect yourself from falling victim to a claim or lawsuit on your construction project, it’s crucial that you consult a Columbia, SC, construction lawyer with Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. 

What Services Are Offered By Our Team of Columbia, SC, Construction Lawyers? 

At Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, our team of Columbia, SC, construction lawyers have years of experience in helping contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, and material suppliers navigate a wide variety of legal matters. We can assist you in any of the following areas: 

Collection Efforts

Performance in any area of the construction industry is dependent on an uninterrupted cash flow. Unfortunately, it’s no surprise for construction professionals to find themselves in a predicament regarding payment for materials provided or services rendered. That being said, our construction lawyers place a vast arsenal of legal services for securing payment at your disposal. Whether that entails drafting a carefully worded demand letter with a professional letterhead or assisting you in filing a mechanic’s lien, our lawyers are there to help you receive the payment you earned. 

Contract Review Services

Construction contracts are the backbone of the construction industry. Rushing into a poorly written contract that has not been sufficiently vetted could be the very thing to send your project down the path to a dispute. To counteract this all-too-common occurrence, our construction lawyers provide contract drafting and review services for all of your contracts in which we address the necessary provisions to protect your best interests and avoid future disputes. If the other party breaches this agreement, a well-written contract will also provide the necessary legal recourse to resolve the issue, such as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. 

Dispute Resolution Services

Speaking of dispute resolution, our lawyers are also experienced in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. While we always prefer to explore all of your available legal options before moving to litigation, we are prepared to aggressively defend your rights with unprecedented legal service and representation. We have substantial experience and have had a great deal of success involving disputes related to all areas of construction law, including negligent design claims, bankruptcy law, lien or bond law, and more. 

OSHA Defense

OSHA violations are not only costly but incredibly damaging to the reputation of construction businesses. When you partner with a Columbia, SC, construction lawyer with Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, you’ll gain a legal ally experienced in all facets of the OSHA inspection process and defense against OSHA citations. Whether you’re interested in challenging an OSHA citation issued against your business or simply improving the safety aspect of your company culture, our team is here to help. 

And all of this, of course, only scratches the surface of the core legal services offered by our construction lawyers at Cotney Attorneys & Consultants. No matter the size of your construction firm, our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction industry and are here to represent you with all of your construction legal needs. 

If you would like to speak with one of our Columbia, SC, construction lawyers 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.