At Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt in Troy, our Michigan construction law attorneys have broad experience representing clients in the construction industry. Our representation extends to private and public entities.
Our experienced lawyers represent the participants throughout the construction industry, from developers and project owners to architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors of all trades, and material suppliers. Our construction lawyers advise clients through all phases of a real estate project, beginning with acquisition through the design, construction contract preparation, financing, build, and close-out processes.
Three Decades of Business and Construction Law Experience
Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt is a full-service construction law firm, providing skilled representation to clients in the following areas:
Insurance coverage disputes: Every insurance policy and situation is unique. That is why we craft a personalized strategy to help resolve your insurance-related matters.
Defective plans and specifications: When there are defects or other flaws in construction plans the cost of a project can quickly escalate. We can provide review of plans in their early phases to help anticipate potential risks and to correct problems before they arise.
Construction claim preparation, avoidance and prosecution : Even the most well-planned project can run into problems. When they do we will do everything we can to help resolve claims efficiently and effectively.
Concealed site conditions: From undiscovered Native American sites to unexpectedly rocky soil, construction sites can play host to a wide range of unexpected surprises. When they do, we can help protect your interests and investment in the project.
Delay claims and scheduling impacts: When a project is delayed by even a day, the costs can be astronomical. We can help ensure that your risk is mitigated and you are protected when a project is delayed by another party who is unable to complete the work as promised.
Construction liens : It is reasonable to expect to be paid when you have performed your services or have provided construction materials. If another party is delaying or refusing payment, we can help you place a lien.
General contractors: General contractors often find themselves caught in the middle between project owners, subcontractors and other parties. We can help protect your interests and we will work to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
Subcontractors: We provide advocacy for a wide range of subcontractors who are having difficulty recovering payments for the work they have performed.
Suppliers: As a material supplier, it can be difficult to know when to demand payment. We can provide you with advice and explore your options while we pursue a resolution that can help keep your business relationships intact.
Design professionals: Construction liens are not exclusively for the laborers on a project. We can help architects and engineers pursue payment against a project as well.
Labor issues: We help resolve labor issues on both union and nonunion construction sites so that your project can remain on track.
Alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration): Many construction contracts require the parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution if a conflict arises. We can serve as your advocate in mediation and arbitration, as well as in court if litigation becomes necessary.
Federal projects : Federal construction projects can be a boon to local businesses. However, these projects are subject to complex rules and regulations. We can help you navigate these complicated contracts.
Miller Act: The Miller Act requires that all federal projects in excess of $100,000 be bonded. It also places limits on what lawsuits may be filed if a dispute arises. We can let you know what this may mean for your project.
State public works projects : Complex state laws apply to Michigan public works projects. Whether you are a contractor, subcontractor or a supplier for this type of project, we can let you know how the law applies to you.
Highway: There are different legal requirements for highway projects than there are for non-highway and other state public works projects. We can let you know what the legal requirements are for your portion of the project.
Surety and fidelity law : We provide skilled representation to sureties, insurance and bond providers, and parties to all types of bond claims.
Payment and performance bond claims: We can help explain your rights under surety bond law and help you navigate any issues surrounding your project.
We advise and counsel pre-construction with the acquisition of real estate, along with the negotiation and drafting of all manner of letters of intent, design, construction management, general contracting contracts and subcontracts. During project construction, we work with our clients to negotiate and advocate the resolution of disputes.
Contact a Lawyer for Help With Construction Litigation and Other Matters
Our attorneys know the important documents and records to argue for our clients. Document retention and organization is critical to succeed. We prosecute and defend payment and performance bond claims and construction liens. We assert claims against the federal and local governments and their agencies.
At Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, our lawyers and our entire staff are committed to the successful completion of your construction project.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us online, or call 248-290-0400 to schedule your initial consultation today.