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Protorae Law’s represents architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and owners in construction industry matters across various private sector organizations.  We understand that a construction project is one of the most complex ventures for a company or individual and are able to advise clients regarding risk management throughout the entirety of a construction project.  From the conceptualization of the project, bidding and contract negotiations, to post-substantial completion issues, our team is equipped to anticipate risks and resolve litigation disputes arising from the construction process.

Our attorneys represent clients in commercial and residential construction project disputes, including trials in state and federal courts, before judges and juries, as well as governmental boards.  We also work with design professionals to provide professional liability insurance defense.

Our areas of focus include risk analysis, evaluation, allocation and management.  We counsel clients before and after a claim arises in order to mitigate any damages and to formulate a resolution plan.  Our team regularly handles contract enforcement issues, including change order issues, payment disputes, termination disputes, and delay claims.  We assert and enforce mechanic’s liens and payment or performance bond claims, and work out payment plans for monetary defaults.

In addition to dispute resolution, our Architecture, Engineering and Construction Law attorneys prepare and negotiate contracts from the purchase of the land to completion of construction, including architect-owner agreements, architect-subconsultant agreements, owner-general contractor agreements, general contractor-subcontractor agreements, and design-build agreements.  Our client’s range from small businesses to large corporations with multi-million dollar project budgets.

  • Karen L. Cohen
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  • John P. Williams
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