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At Deneweth, Vittiglio & Sassak, P.C. 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 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, Vittiglio & Sassak, P.C., is a full-service construction law firm, providing skilled representation to clients in the following areas:


Alternative dispute resolution:

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.


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.


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.


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 assist in their efficient and effective resolution.


Defective plans and specifications:

When there are defects or other flaws in construction plans the cost of a project can escalate quickly. We can provide a review of plans in their early phases to help anticipate potential risks and to correct problems before they arise.


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 that you are protected when a project is delayed by another party who is unable to complete the work as promised.


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.


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.


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.



There are different legal requirements for highway projects than there are for non-highway and other state public works projects. We can determine what the legal requirements are for your portion of the project.


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.


Labor issues:

We help resolve labor issues on both union and nonunion construction sites so that your project can remain on track.


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 explain what this may mean for your project.



We have served many knowledgeable and skilled contractors and sureties on public projects in the State of Michigan.


Payment and performance bond claims:

We can help explain your rights under surety bond law and help you navigate any issues surrounding your project.


State public works projects:

Complex state laws apply to Michigan public works projects. Whether you are a contractor, subcontractor or supplier for this type of project, we can advise as to how the law applies to you.



We provide advocacy for a wide range of subcontractors who are having difficulty recovering payments for the work they have performed.



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.


Surety and fidelity law:

We provide skilled representation to sureties, insurance and bond providers, and parties to all types of bond claims.

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.

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