Experienced Guidance Through Construction Law
Disputes involving construction law can be of critical importance to you, whether you are a contractor or an individual homeowner. Disruptions to a construction schedule, incomplete services or building defects can derail a project and cause significant financial harm.
Wampler & Souder, LLC, has extensive experience handling construction law matters for clients who cannot afford to have their projects delayed or take on additional costs due to a construction dispute or payment issue. Our legal staff works with many clients in the construction industry on a variety of matters that are not handled by many other firms in the area. Additionally, we have an in-depth understanding of specific construction accident issues, which you can learn more about by reading through our construction accident guide.
Why Would I Need A Construction Law Attorney?
The benefits to having a lawyer with experience in construction law matters can be substantial. Our attorneys take on cases regarding dispute resolution, including negotiation and settlement, mediation, arbitration and the trial process. In addition, our lawyers and legal team:
- Can try construction matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, the Consumer Protection Division, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Virginia Board for Contractors, and the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
- Deal with all issues that traditionally arise in construction disputes, including building defects and claims for change orders and extra work.
- Assist with statutory requirements of licensing and issues related to payment and performance bonds.
- Prepare builder and subcontractor contracts and other agreements that you can use in a manner that will both protect you and comply with construction laws and regulations.
- Pursue a collection action against an owner, builder, or general contractor who is not paying you. We also can help you obtain a mechanic’s lien. Often, we are able to do this and take a contingent fee out of whatever we recover.