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Construction Law

Whether your issue involves an Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZROC) complaint, mechanics lien, construction or renovation delay claim, construction defect, or general contract dispute, the attorneys at Stead & Associates, PLLC are ready to address and resolve them. Alternatively, we are ready to review your legal agreements and consult your business prior to a dispute arising.

Contract Review & Drafting

Contractors regularly rely on construction and/or renovation contracts to outline the relationship they have with suppliers, customers, and partners. It is imperative that your contract clearly sets out each party’s responsibilities and expectations. If the terms of the contract are not clearly stated, serious and costly disputes could arise.

At Stead & Associates, PLLC, our attorneys will tailor our services to your needs and take as large or small a role in the drafting of your contract as you may require. If you have a question about an existing contract, we’re happy to provide you with our professional advice. We will also draft commercial and residential contracts upon request and facilitate negotiations between parties in an effort to reach an amicable compromise that is satisfactory to all parties involved.

Our wide range of construction contract services includes:

  • Drafting new commercial and residential lease contracts;
  • Interpreting existing leases; noncompete and non-solicitation agreements;
  • Review of contracts governing mergers and acquisitions of businesses;
  • Guidance and litigation pertinent to construction and renovation disputes;
  • Partition sales;
  • Negotiation and drafting of AZROC agreements; and
  • Review, drafting and negotiation of contracts governing mineral rights, riparian water rights and oil rights, including oil and gas leases

Litigation (Plaintiff & Defendant)

The construction, renovation and handyman services industry can be very litigious. With the frequency of lawsuits in the construction industry, and the significant financial danger that a lawsuit presents, it is critical to secure trusted legal counsel that can resolve these disputes in an efficient and favorable manner.

At Stead & Associates, PLLC, we represent construction companies, general contractors, sub-contractors and other parties in construction related disputes in and throughout the State of Arizona. Our experienced team of attorneys know the legal landscape of these claims and know how to achieve a swift and favorable resolution.

Some of the claims we handle include:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Termination
  • Construction Defects
  • Property Damage Disputes
  • Project Delay Claims
  • Changes to Scope and Size of Project
  • Overcharging
  • Cost and Billing Issues
  • Disputes with Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Disputes Against Home and Business Owners
  • Construction Related Personal Injury Claims
  • Professional Liability Issues

These issues may also coincide with payment issues and mechanic’s liens.  Our attorneys are well-versed in all of these issues. We will protect your rights and make sure you get the best outcome possible.

Construction Company Consulting

Our team of legal professionals provides the flexibility you need backed by the depth of experience you require. Our industry-leading consulting services provide next-level analysis for next-level business decisions. We offer our expertise and advice in an effort to mitigate risk throughout the planning, construction, and closeout phases of your projects. Our construction consultants conduct an initial review of project documents to ensure a comprehensive understanding of your needs so that we may provide in-depth analysis, clear conclusions, and practical recommendations.

With the information you need to make informed business decisions in hand, our team applies that same level of acumen to monitoring construction. While most projects start out on time and on budget, few stay that way; most projects experience budget and schedule challenges. Proactively identifying and evaluating issues help prevent major project disruptions. We will help you through closeout and ensure your projects are completed to scope and have optimal ongoing management and maintenance practices in place.

Contact Stead & Associates, PLLC today for your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you with all of your construction-related needs.

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