Construction Law and Defect

For the construction industry as well as owners, brokers and developers, Plastiras & Terrizzi offers a wide range of legal services. The firm provides transactional as well as a full range of litigation services. The firm members have represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects and engineers. It can also provide negotiating and drafting of construction contracts and subcontract agreements. The firm can also assist clients in their interactions with lending institutions and government agencies. Over the years, the firm has cultivated a select group of consultants who add a dimension of expertise on technical matters necessary for an effective defense.

The firm approaches construction defect litigation involving with a view toward cost effectiveness and sensitivity to the needs and desires of the design and construction professionals and their insurers. The firm encourages mediation and alternative dispute resolution in those cases where it offers prospects of early disposition.

A brief list of the types of cases the firm has represented design professionals includes:

  • Condominium construction defects
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning design defects
  • Soils engineering/grading plan/compaction
  • Road design
  • Materials specification
  • Commercial building construction defects
  • Swimming pool and recreational facilities design defects
  • Site work plans and specifications
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Contract and insurance coverage disputes

With experience in state and federal courts as well as arbitration and mediation panels, the firm can handle prosecution and defense of Mechanics Lien and Stop Notice claims, and litigation involving standard or complex construction contract claims.

As part of a full service law firm, Plastiras & Terrizzi calls on all practice areas of the firm in order to insure the best results for the client. When necessary the firm can supply the expertise of its members in the areas of labor law, real estate and environmental law, and insurance defense, in order to offer complete resolution of the clients legal matters in this complex area of law.

An advocate of preventative maintenance, Plastiras & Terrizzi can advise clients on all aspects of protecting their Mechanics’ Lien and Stop Notice rights as well as preserving their contractual rights. In addition to providing outstanding professional support for its clients’ transactional and litigation concerns, Plastiras & Terrizzi constantly strives to attain the best results possible in today’s challenging business.

Plastiras & Terrizzi

We are a full service law firm dedicated to providing prompt, professional and effective legal assistance to our clients.

Plastiras and Terrizzi has maintained the highest rating (A-V) by Martindale Hubbell for over twenty years.

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