"My extensive experience in real estate law has proved invaluable in dealing with construction cases. Thorough investigation and analysis are fundamental aspects of construction litigation where the goal is a favorable outcome for our clients". Stan Prowse
Construction law has always interested me. As a kid I played in every house being built in the neighborhood, much to my mother’s dismay, and learned how they were put together. I’m also good with my hands and can visualize a building in 3D from a set of plans. All of this has proved helpful in dealing with construction cases where substandard workmanship is at the bottom of the dispute. Thorough investigation and analysis are fundamental aspects of construction litigation. In residential construction there are two major obstacles to achieving a happy ending for the homeowner. The first is what seems to be an almost congenital refusal on the part of remodelers and other contractors to acknowledge that anything is wrong with what they’ve done, no matter how sloppy the work. The second is the difficulty of obtaining a result that makes economic sense. Proving the work is substandard requires proving what the standard is, which in turn requires an expert witness. Good ones are hard to find and expensive, and every defect is a mini-lawsuit within the overall lawsuit. As a result, trying these cases can easily turn out to cost as much as it would take to redo the work, and a contractor facing a substantial judgment may go bankrupt or have no assets you can find. The challenge in most of these cases is making a realistic analysis of the cost of demolition and repair, compared to the cost of litigation and the likelihood that a favorable judgment can be collected, then deciding whether a lawsuit would mean throwing good money after bad.
We assist contractors and subcontractors in collecting their receivables.
Mechanics Liens were created by state legislatures in the nineteenth century to ensure that carpenters and lumber yards and masons and brick makers, among others, got paid for their work on the job and for the things they delivered to the job. Mechanics Lien Law is technical, with mandatory notices and time frames.
We understand the rules in these two areas and how they differ. We can help you enforce the rules in your favor.
Owners, General Contractors and Subcontractors
We are highly experienced in all positions on the construction industry playing field and can help you with your game plan.
If you are a contractor involved in a large project going sour, you should talk to me immediately. When you are sued, you must tender the defense of the claim to your insurance carrier, which in most cases will be legally required to accept the tender, and at its expense hire a lawyer to defend you.
We serve the following San Diego County and Southern California Desert Areas: San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, La Jolla, La Mesa, Escondido, Vista, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Marine Corps Base - Camp Pendleton, Poway, Ramona, Julian, Alpine, Temecula, Borrego Springs, Palm Springs, Indio, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Coachella, Cathedral City.
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