Construction Law

West Michigan Construction Law Attorneys

Many things can go awry during a construction project. From changes in building plans to job site injuries or contract disputes, commercial construction is complex and ripe with the potential for disputes.

Kalamazoo, Michigan, Construction Lawyers

At Willis Law, we understand what is at stake during a commercial construction project. Our goal is to use our practical knowledge of construction law to help our clients' projects run smoothly and prevent disputes from arising. We are available to represent any party, including owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, traders, material suppliers, architects, engineers and others. Our attorneys represent builders and developers throughout the country as well as national construction firms.

With offices conveniently located in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw, Michigan, our firm can guide you through any construction law issue, protecting your interests and promoting the profitability of the project. Should a dispute arise, we can assist you in resolving it favorably through settlement, alternative dispute resolution or construction litigation.

To schedule an appointment to discuss your construction law questions with a lawyer, contact Willis Law online or call 888-635-3824 today.

Construction Law Services for Owners, Developers, Contractors, Architects and Other Parties

All construction and development projects involve both business and legal relationships between owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other parties. At Willis Law, our attorneys provide practical guidance based on experience in a wide variety of construction law and construction-related issues, including:

  • AIA document drafting and negotiation
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and review
  • Renegotiation and change orders
  • Financing
  • Real estate transactions, titles and property development issues
  • Michigan and federal regulatory issues
  • Environmental compliance, due diligence, environmental review, permitting and brownfields redevelopment
  • Resolution of contract disputes
  • Filing and enforcement of mechanic's liens
  • Job site injuries and labor disputes
  • Construction liens
  • Foreclosure avoidance
  • Deeds in lieu of foreclosure
  • Bank workouts
  • Short sales
  • Bank deficiency avoidance

Our attorneys represent and assist architects throughout the country in:

  • Contract negotiation
  • AIA form drafting and negotiation
  • Counsel regarding liability and litigation
  • General corporate counsel
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Environmental Law and Construction Projects

Construction contractors, managers and other important stakeholders must account for environmental law concerns as they undertake projects. This includes understanding risk management, environmental compliance, obtaining proper insurance, factoring in pollution controls and abatements, and conducting proper due diligence.

Construction Bonds

Our lawyers represent parties who are in dispute over surety bonds and performance bonds in commercial construction projects. We understand what is at stake during large-scale building projects, which is why it is critical for your contractor to uphold its end of the bargain. As soon as your project is facing a challenge, contact us immediately and we will get to work protecting your rights, as well as help the project move forward.

Contact Our West Michigan Construction Law Attorneys

We have years of experience representing clients everywhere from Michigan to California to Canada. One of our attorneys is also licensed in Florida to better serve our "snowbird" clients.

Contact us online or call (888) 461-7744 today to discuss your construction law concern.

Michael Willis is the contributing author for this content.


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