Construction Litigation

The construction law attorneys at Howard & Festa represent general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, suppliers, remodelers, and property owners in all phases of construction-related legal matters.  We have assisted clients on countless public and private construction projects, both residential and commercial, from initial contract through completion and any resulting disputes.


Complete construction law services


Our firm drafts construction contracts that protect our client’s rights by establishing legitimate expectations and achievable results.  When a party to a contract breaches the agreement, we help our client hold the proper party accountable.  We also assist with documenting project financing.


We are experienced in negotiating and finalizing agreements for construction, preparation of claims, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.


Our many construction law services include:


  • All legal aspects of condominium, residential, and commercial projects

  • Contract formation and preparation

  • Ensuring compliance

  • Mechanic's lien enforcement and removal

  • Financing agreements

  • Arbitration and litigation planning

  • Construction defects litigation

  • Pest control and termite claims

  • Delay claims

  • Claims for payment

  • Breach of contract claims

  • Employment law issues

  • Workers’ compensation



Experienced construction defects lawyers


We also have significant experience handling construction defect claims ranging from water damage caused by leaking roofs, foundations, and windows, structural settlement issues, electrical problems, plumbing defects, and heating and air conditioning defects.  The firm represents:


  • Homeowners

  • Property owners

  • Condominium associations

  • Developers

  • Architects

  • Contractors

  • Subcontractors

  • Installers

  • Electricians

  • Plumbers


Our full-service construction law practice defends construction industry clients in workers’ compensation, OSHA, unemployment, and wrongful termination claims brought by their employees and former employees.


Knowledge of the complexities of condominium law


Howard & Festa represents developers of condominiums, cooperatives, subdivisions, and mobile home parks. The development of these forms of land ownerships involves compliance with many federal, state, and local laws and regulations. We are experienced in this complex area of law and endeavor to assure landowners and developers have quality documents and development plans in place.