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When you're embroiled in construction disputes, construction litigation attorneys are vital for navigating the intricate legal landscape. These disputes often involve contract interpretation, cost overruns, or project delays. A proficient construction disputes lawyer will closely examine the contract terms and project documentation, ensuring your position is robustly defended or pursued, whether it's a fixed-price contract or a more complex arrangement.
Delay claims in construction projects require a nuanced understanding of project scheduling and the impact of various factors like scope changes or unanticipated conditions. Contractor lawyers specialize in dissecting these complexities, assigning responsibility, and distinguishing between compensable and non-compensable delays. They ensure that the facts are presented effectively, safeguarding your interests in these often-contentious scenarios.
Defective work disputes are common in construction contracts. Here, construction attorneys play a critical role in determining the root cause and identifying responsible parties. Additionally, in lien claims and collection disputes, a construction litigation attorney ensures compliance with legal requirements, efficiently managing claims to protect your financial interests. Whether it’s collecting dues or defending against unwarranted claims, their experience is invaluable in achieving a favorable resolution in these high-stakes situations.
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In this article, our Illinois construction dispute attorneys discuss real estate contracts and how they need to be customized to each individual rather than using a blanket document as a "catch all." When creating a real estate contract, it's essential to create a document that takes every issue into account while also trying to eliminate any potential for dispute.
In this article, our Illinois construction dispute attorneys explain condominium laws and common types of disputes that may arise for both tenants and owners.
It's important to note that condominium associations have the responsibilities imposed upon a not-for-profit corporation by the Not For Profit Corporation Act, whether or not the association is incorporated. To the extent that the Not For Profit Corporation Act conflicts with the Condominium Property Act, the Condominium Property Act controls with respect to condominium associations.
In this article, our Illinois construction dispute attorneys explain what guaranteed maximum price construction contracts are and how they're created and implemented.
Important questions raised in this article are:
Among the most common price structures is for the owner to pay the contractor the cost of work plus the contractor’s fee. Often, in a “cost-plus-fee” contract, the contractor’s fee is calculated as a certain percentage of the actual costs associated with the work, including labor, materials, storage, and transportation. A common way to mitigate the owner’s risk and provide a level of certainty as to the cost of the project is for the contractor to set a guaranteed maximum price.