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Mills Jacobson Halliday, PC

Construction Law

The attorneys at Mills Jacobson Halliday, PC in Salem understand the pressures created when construction law matters arise. Every day of a construction project that is lost because of a dispute is money out somebody's pocket. Contractors and subs are missing out on other jobs while they are tied up in the current project. Developers, meanwhile, must continue to pay on the debt they incurred to finance the project. Whether you are a developer, contractor or other party in the construction industry, we work to resolve your construction law matter efficiently and effectively. We deal with a wide range of construction law issues, including contract disputes, construction defects, and payment and collections disputes.

Contract Disputes

Many parties are involved in a construction project, and the timely, proper performance of every party is necessary to ensure that the project is completed on time in a satisfactory manner. Whether the contract calls for payment upon completion of the project or in installments at various milestones, disputes may arise among developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, laborers and property owners regarding whether the conditions for payment have been met. We can help you resolve the dispute and make sure you get the benefit of the bargain you contracted for.

Construction Defects

Complex legal and factual issues often surround allegations of construction defects, particularly when a latent defect is alleged months or years after the construction project has been completed. Identifying the party responsible for the defect, from architects and engineers and other design professionals to all the various contractors and subcontractors, can be a challenging task. Even the party occupying the property may be responsible for causing the condition by misusing or failing to maintain the premises properly.

  • Design Defects
  • Soil and Slope Instability
  • Inadequate Drainage
  • Structural Defects
  • Substandard Materials
  • Poor Workmanship
  • Defective Plumbing
  • Defective Electrical Wiring
  • Defective Heating, Ventilation or Air Conditioning

Payment or Collections Disputes

Payment and performance bonds are a common tool utilized by developers and contractors alike to help ensure that work is completed and payment made. Payment and performance bonds are in fact required on many government-funded construction and public works projects, pursuant to the federal Miller Act or the Oregon Little Miller Act.

We represent developers, contractors and others involved in bond claims and other payment and collection disputes, including matters involving delay claims, extra work claims or work stoppages, stop notices, and mechanics' liens.

Experienced Oregon Construction Lawyers

Our lawyers have experience handling homeowner complaints before the Oregon Construction Contractors Board, as well as litigating residential and commercial property claims in court. We also handle disputes involving insurance claims, including denials or disclaimers of coverage. Whatever your construction law matter, our attorneys are here to help you find a fast, effective solution. In Marion, Polk and surrounding counties, contact Mills Jacobson Halliday, PC for assistance.

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