Construction Law 101

Law has an impact on almost all aspects of life, from personal injury, family disputes, and real estate.  Construction Law in particular has a far-reaching effect on many people’s lives without them even realizing.  To begin with, Construction Law is made up of a broad subset of legal fields, including areas such as contract law, real estate law, administrative law, environmental law, regulatory, and insurance.  Construction Law is a segment of law that works with specific industries such as construction, architecture, engineering, and more.  Under the construction law umbrella, many construction issues consist of contract creation and negotiation, sureties and bonds, construction claims and defects, employment laws, and even business tune-ups.  Within this article, we will specify the areas that are most common in the construction law segment, along with special areas you might not have thought of.

Common Issues

Construction Law comes in many different shapes and sizes.  Between construction professionals, design professionals and homeowners, the list of disputes and complaints that may arise among them are never shocking to our firm, and are typical for this type of law.  Some common issues that arise in this area are disputes involving breach of contract, scope of work, and permit issues.  The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C., practices primarily in Construction Litigation, Supplier Disputes, Construction Contract Claims, Construction Defects, Construction Disputes, Labor Laws, House Lifting Cases, Real Estate Services, Construction Arbitration, and Construction Contract Advising.  Contact our firm today to find out how best to protect yourself in one or more of these situations.

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Special Issues

Depending on the size of your project or dispute, you could be faced with environmental and irrigation issues, fire codes and regulations, insurance issues, OSHA compliance issues[1], county inspections, embezzlement and fraud, state and local building codes, and safety violations[2].  These issues can lead to licensure loss, property loss, and major monetary loss, and could be avoidable if the right preemptive steps are taken.

 

References to Browse

Wikipedia | American Bar Association | American Arbitration Association | Occupational Safety and Health Administration | Find Law

 

Who is John Caravella?

Based in Long Island, our firm has three offices in Uniondale, Melville, and Ft Lauderdale, FL. We have a singular focus on construction law and place an emphasis on communication with our clients to better understand their needs.  Clients can expect honesty and trust from every member of our team. It is this trust and confidence from clients that is always our first priority.  This serves as a foundational principle for the firm, acting as a driving force for growth since our establishment in 2008.  The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C. offers a free initial consultation with a Long Island construction attorney to discuss your legal concerns with no obligation.

[1] Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) laws and regulations can be found here:   https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs.

[2] Additional information on NYS mandatory statewide Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code) can be found here: https://www.dos.ny.gov/DCEA/.