Practice Areas
General Contractor
Practice areas

General Contractor

New York City General Contractor Attorneys

DL Partners offers a comprehensive suite of legal services catered to the needs of general contractors. Our experienced team is skilled at handling the legal intricacies faced by general contractors in the dynamic and multifaceted construction industry.

Our practice areas in general contractor law encompass an extensive range of services, from meticulous drafting and negotiation of contracts, resolving payment and performance disputes, ensuring compliance with construction regulations, to managing risk and liability issues.

Unparalleled General Contractor Legal Services

Our team of specialist attorneys is committed to formulating robust strategies that protect client interests, expedite project completion, and effectively handle any arising legal issues. Our services for general contractors include:

Expert Contractual Assistance

Our attorneys employ their in-depth knowledge of construction law to draft, review, and negotiate contractor agreements, ensuring they align with our clients’ project goals and protect their interests.

Dispute Resolution

Our experienced team provides legal assistance in resolving payment and performance disputes, leveraging effective negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation tactics as necessary.

Regulatory Compliance

We assist our clients in ensuring their projects strictly adhere to construction site safety regulations, building codes, labor laws, and environmental standards, thereby minimizing potential legal issues and disruptions.

Risk Management

Our attorneys provide strategic counsel on risk management, advising on insurance coverage, indemnification clauses, and other risk allocation techniques.

Mechanics’ Lien Law

We guide clients through the complexities of mechanics’ lien law, aiding in filing or defending against liens, to protect their rights and ensure smooth project execution.

Licensing and Permit Issues

We assist general contractors in navigating the requirements for acquiring and maintaining professional licenses and permits.

Informed Advisory Services

We offer comprehensive advisory services, such as interpreting and enforcing contract terms, advising on regulatory compliance, and providing expert representation in legal disputes.

Global General Contractor Legal Services

We serve U.S. clients engaged in international construction projects and foreign clients with projects within the U.S. Our international construction law services include:

  1. Guidance through international construction contracts and regulations.
  2. Risk management advice for cross-border construction projects.
  3. Representation in international construction conflicts.

General Contractor Dispute Resolution Services

Our attorneys possess substantial expertise in resolving a wide array of construction-related disputes, including contract breaches, construction defects, payment disputes, and other legal issues related to general contractor operations.

DL Partners understands the unique challenges and potential conflicts inherent in the field of general contractor law. Our skilled attorneys stand committed to providing expert legal counsel, personalized attention, and guidance at every step of the process.

We collaborate with our clients to devise strategies that cater to their specific needs and goals. For more information about our general contractor law practice and how we can assist you with your construction-related legal needs, please contact us today.

We look forward to working with you

Frequently Asked Questios

What does general contractor law involve?

General contractor law involves the range of legal issues related to the responsibilities and challenges of a general contractor in a construction project. It covers areas such as contract law, insurance law, bond law, and lien law.

Why do I need a general contractor lawyer?

A general contractor lawyer can protect your rights and interests by assisting in contract formation, negotiation, and review, managing risk and liability, resolving payment and performance disputes, and offering sound legal representation during legal disputes.

What is a mechanics' lien?

A mechanics lien is a legal document when filed becomes an encumbrance on real property which can be filed by a certain class of individuals who have performed improvements to real property but were not paid for the services rendered or materials or equipment furnished. The purpose of a mechanic’s lien is to protect the rights of those who have contributed to the improvement of a property by providing them this legal mechanism to secure payment for labor, materials, and services provided.

What is involved in risk management for general contractors?

Risk management for general contractors involves identifying potential risks in a construction project and implementing strategies to mitigate those risks. This can include ensuring proper insurance coverage, incorporating indemnification clauses in contracts, and complying with safety regulations and standards.

How are disputes resolved in the general contracting world?

Disputes in general contracting are often resolved through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. In some cases, litigation may be necessary. A skilled general contractor attorney can provide guidance and representation throughout the dispute resolution process.