Construction projects are generally subject to contract provisions put in place by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
If you are involved in a contract dispute or other legal disagreement, AIA provisions may be a significant factor in the outcome. Because of this, it is critical to work with an attorney who is familiar with AIA documents.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, we have a detailed working knowledge of the various American Institute of Architects documents generally used as the basis for the relationship between the owner, general contractor and subcontractor, or between the property owner and architect.
We also have sophisticated understanding of other statutes that are frequently at issue, such as the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act or the Board of Claims Act. We keep abreast on the most recent developments in this area and counsel clients on negotiating, drafting and litigating contract claims according to the most recent developments.
Some of the issues that we have encountered on a regular basis include:
- Jurisdictional disputes
- Authority of arbitrators
- Appeal of common law and/or statutory arbitration award
- Delay damages
- Liquidated damages
- Direct labor overrun
- Extended overhead costs
- Lost profits
- Costs of capital
- Idle or unproductive equipment
- Pre-judgment interest
- Attorneys’ fees
- Punitive damages
- Standard of care applicable to architects and engineers
- Cost to repair versus diminution in value
- Implied warranty
- Third party beneficiary
Each construction litigation case is unique. If trial is the necessary course of action, then our attorneys will provide strong and passionate representation. If the case should be settled rather than tried, we will advise you accordingly.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, we urge our clients to contact us as soon as they believe they may have a legal problem. When we are contacted before a problem becomes serious, we are often able to take effective action that prevents litigation before it starts.