Construction Litigation

The construction industry in Florida is a vigorous and often difficult environment. The economic climate, legal issues, regulatory issues and payment problems are only a few examples of the challenges that must be faced every day. General contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, owners, architects and engineers must be aware of the legal issues that impact their businesses or property.

Rapid change often brings unforeseen pitfalls, problems and mistakes. Completion of a project on schedule and on budget is becoming more difficult. This is why David Di Pietro & Associates provides its clients with ready access to legal advice on many and varied issues such as:

  • Common Industry Contract Forms
  • Preparation and negotiation of contracts
  • Notices and Waivers
  • Claims of Lien
  • Performance and payment bonds
  • Construction claims
  • Bid mistakes and protests
  • Negotiations
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Surety and Insurance Law
  • Defective work
  • Terminations
  • Differing site conditions
  • Payment disputes
  • Change orders

Construction law also includes the negligence of a contractor. This means that a contractor might have installed a faulty piece of equipment when renovating a building or when constructing a new one. The contractor might also be using materials that are not suitable for the environment they are constructing property in, which could lead to damage to the building further on down the road. Any negligence by a contractor falls under construction law and can bring about a lawsuit against the contractor. Some contractor negligence can cause serious bodily injury to construction workers on the job site, to people working or living in the building they constructed, or even death. Construction law protects not only the clients and customers of contractors but also the contractors and the construction workers. Anyone that works in the construction industry is protected by construction law or has to follow construction law in the jurisdiction they are working within.

David Di Pietro & Associates is familiar with the construction industry. His father is a local general contractor and structural engineer. David’s father has owned his own construction company in South Florida since 1988. David worked for his father’s company for many years prior to beginning his career in law.