Back in the early 2000s, the Minnesota legislature revised Minn. Stat. § 514.02 to assist subcontractors in receiving payment for labor and materials used on a residential construction project through a civil action. The re-working of Section 514.02 also allows for homeowners who have properly paid their general contractor, who then in turn fail to
Minnesota Construction Litigation Attorneys
Our Minneapolis construction litigation attorneys are experienced in representing general contractors, subcontractors, construction business owners and others involved in construction projects in Minnesota.
Common construction legal problems involve delay payments, nonpayment, breach of contract, and negotiating disputes. Our construction litigation attorneys advocate for our clients in arbitration, mediation, and courtroom litigation.
Often, our construction attorneys can avoid litigation through strong advocacy and negotiation with other parties or their attorneys. When fierce legal action is needed, our attorneys use their familiarity in Minnesota courtrooms to push for quick legal action to protect our clients.
Experienced Minneapolis Construction Attorneys
Our experienced construction attorneys have represented general contractors, subcontractors, building owners, property managers, architects, engineers, and financial institutions.
Construction is complex, so it is no surprise that construction litigation is complex. Minnesota construction litigation attorneys need to understand the construction industry, the technical aspects of construction, and the legal principles specific to construction law in Minnesota. Construction is not a simple business. Our construction litigation attorneys use their experience to advance results for our clients.
Our construction lawyers possess the required experience in litigating construction disputes, negotiating resolutions, and placing our client’s business goals at the forefront of our strategy.
Minnesota Construction Litigation Law
Among others, our construction attorney services encompass the following areas of construction representation:
- General contractor and subcontractor problems
- Government contract problems
- Construction equipment and supply agreement disputes
- Project design and construction defects
- Construction contract disputes
- Construction malpractice cases on the part of engineers and architects
- Insurance and coverage claims on construction contracts
- Other construction contract legal problems
In addition, the lawyers provide clients with off-court legal services such as drafting and preparation of construction and industrial agreements, designing grievance operating procedures, interpreting construction contract documents, counseling clients in the enforcement or defense of construction claims, and representing clients court and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation, arbitration, and compromises.
Construction Litigation Consultation and Assessment
Becoming a party to a construction dispute or litigation is not a welcome occasion. Often, construction projects are greatly disturbed, deadlines are missed, and projected profits are completely altered, if not lost. Should threatened or actual litigation arise, we are happy to help.
Indemnity Agreements Now Void in Professional Services Contracts
On May 16, 2014, Governor Dayton approved a statute that voids indemnity agreements in design professional service contracts when the contract requires the design professional to indemnify the actions of others who are not the design professional servicer, their employees, or others for whom they are liable. This bill has been in the works for
New Minnesota Construction Law: Responsible Contractor Requirements
Governor Dayton signed the Responsible Contractor bill into law. Although the notion of a “responsible contractor” has been around for a long time it has never been clearly defined. In this new law, which is set to take effect on January 1, 2015, the term has been given certain meaning. This new statute only applies