Milwaukee & Chicago Construction Lawyers
The construction site is fraught with disputes of many kinds. Often times, disputes arise by no fault of the original contracting parties, but as a result of vendors, subcontractors or other third parties. Regardless of the source of the dispute, it is critical that you have an attorney experienced in the nuances and lingo of the construction industry to best represent your interests. McDonald & Kloth, LLC has extensive experience representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors in commercial and residential construction projects as well as state and federal public works. Our attorneys represent parties throughout all steps of the construction process – from drafting and negotiating the project documents and contracts to formal litigation. We have successfully represented construction companies in state and federal courts as well as arbitrations and mediations. If you are looking for experienced construction lawyers in the Milwaukee or Chicago area, contact the attorneys at McDonald & Kloth, LLC.
Construction Law Areas of Practice
- Mediation of Construction Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Navigating the Termination of a Contract With or Without Cause
- Lien Claims
- Theft by Contractor
- Faulty Workmanship Claims
- Unjust Enrichment
- Construction Defect Claims
- Specific Performance
- Bond Collection
- Negotiating and Drafting Project Documents
- Master Contract
- Supplier/Vendor Contracts
While on a construction site, the primary contractor is generally not responsible for the negligent acts of independent contractors. However, there is an exception to this rule when the act is deemed as inherently dangerous. Inherently dangerous is often characterized by a high likelihood of risk and low chance of reducing that risk through precautionary measures.
Do you have questions about the “Inherently Dangerous” Exception? Read our post! If you need legal assistance with a construction law issue, contact the experienced attorneys at McDonald & Kloth, LLC.
A construction lien is a legal resource that allows contractors or subcontractors to place a lien on the title on a property in which work has been performed. This lien makes it extremely difficult for the owners to sell, refinance, or otherwise dispose of the property without first satisfying the lien on the title. There are strict deadlines that must be met to notify and file liens in the state of Wisconsin.
Looking to learn more about construction liens in Wisconsin? Visit our Construction Lien blog post to get a further detailed description of construction liens in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s Right to Cure Act
Wisconsin’s Right to Cure Act gives builders, contractors, and subcontractors of residential buildings and dwellings the opportunity to fix defects that are detected before any lawsuit is filed. This law is complex and contains strict deadlines. It is important to follow the correct process to be sure you, as a contractor, have the opportunity to correct any defect that may be detected in your work. Similarly, if you’re an owner of general contractor, it is important that you understand the law to give proper notice to cure before you take affirmative action to replace the contractor.
Wisconsin’s Right to Cure Act can be complicated. It is important to contact construction lawyers for issues like this. If you would like to learn more about Wisconsin’s Right to Cure Act, read our blog.
Need Representation In A Construction Law Issue?
McDonald & Kloth, LLC has the experience needed to help you with your construction law issue. Our law firm serves those in the Greater Milwaukee & Chicagoland areas. Call us at 262-252-9122 or fill out our contact fill form today.