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New construction or additions to your property can be complex transactions that may require an experienced Construction Attorney/Lawyer to not only protect the contractor, but also the client. With a construction litigation attorney on your side, you will be able to ensure that your projects meet all regulatory requirements and are completed in a timely manner. Whether you are in the construction industry or are the property owner, listed are the main areas in which a litigation attorney can help you.


Before entering into a contract with a contractor or client, it is important to have an experienced attorney/lawyer review your contract before you sign the contracts. The review ensures that both sides are protected in the event of any disputes and that each party’s rights and responsibilities are clearly defined. There can be details that include payment terms and different interest charges that an attorney can assist with for review and guidance.

Types of Clients

Construction Litigation doesn’t just include protecting the interests of the contractor. There are a variety of factors required with many different types of clients. There are instances when the construction litigation attorney/lawyer will help with the construction company or the rental firms. An experienced Construction Attorney/Lawyer is available to represent a variety of clients that include but not limited to:

  • Site Owners
  • Construction Supervisors
  • Construction Developers
  • Construction Managers
  • General Contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Rental Firms
  • Banks and other financial institutions

Lawsuits and Litigation

Construction litigation and lawsuits come with statute of limitations, or the limited time frame that any party can bring a lawsuit against the other party. The statute of limitations in New York is limited to six years from the occurrence of the breach of contract. If the statute of limitations has passed, the defendant can ask the court to dismiss the case. Knowing and understanding the appropriate laws are helpful for the correct actions related to litigation. Having an experienced Construction Attorney/Lawyer is key to getting correct input to make a final decision.

Types of Cases

There are many types of issues that can arise during the construction of new or existing property. Some of the claims that can happen during the construction phase that require an experienced Construction Attorney/Lawyer include:

  • Non-payment
  • Change order disputes
  • Project delays
  • Changed and unanticipated conditions
  • Design flaws
  • Construction imperfections
  • Defaults
  • Construction cancellations
  • Mechanic Liens
  • Lien Foreclosures

At Warren S. Dank, Esq., P.C we have construction attorneys with expertise on all matters related to the industry. From documentation to contracts to litigation, we understand the specific legal needs of the construction businesses. Contact us online or call the office at (516) 364-2469.