Haffner Law Group has been handling construction law, representing owners, contractors and professionals for over 30 years.
CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIMS
We handle construction defect claims, including investigation, discovery, interaction with experts, pre-litigation and litigated matters.
We address contract disputes, contract and change order negotiations, drafting of agreements and handling disputes between all parties to construction agreements, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, engineering professionals, businesses, municipalities and property owners. Our practice includes use of Mechanic’s Liens, Lien Releases, Conditional and Unconditional, and litigation over all aspects of construction contracts.
CLAIMS PREPARATION & AVOIDANCE
We offer recommendations for practices and procedures for both making and preventing claims, including job site practice and file management issues. We interact with insurance companies, third party administrators and governmental regulatory agencies to minimize claims’ frequency and extent. We also assist in claims handling, protection of rights and defenses and negotiations. We work with all aspects of insurance claims, including general liability, surety bond and worker’s compensation.
RISK ASSESSMENT & ALLOCATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
We made recommendations relative to risk assessment for projects, including apportionment of responsibilities of different trades and construction practices participants.
LITIGATION, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, ARBITRATION & MEDIATION
We address construction defect claims, including not only litigated cases but interaction with regulatory agencies such as the Contractor’s State License Board, bonding insurance companies, general liability insurance companies, for both coverage and defense issues, and consultation and retention of experts and professionals to fully respond to all possible issues. We also orchestrate various forms of dispute resolution, including negotiations, arbitration and mediation.
We handle interactions with insurance companies, both addressing coverage issues, general liability and worker’s compensation, and communications regarding claims. We are frequently retained by insurance companies and third party administrators to defend their insureds.
We work to resolve employment legal issues through negotiation and dispute resolution, as well as litigation. We offer recommendations for employment agreements, compliance with regulatory and state and federal requirements. We also defend employment claims and suits, as well as advocate for insurance coverage and application.
Our practice also includes property ownership issues, liens, zoning and legal compliance when performing construction projects. This includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for sales & improvements. We further consult regarding permits, legal requirements and zoning issues.