Matthews & Jones, LLP represents property owners, homeowners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and developers in all aspects of construction law. With backgrounds in construction management and development, our lawyers are uniquely prepared to understand our clients’ construction law needs and the practicalities involved. Matthews & Jones, LLP’s attorneys represent the rights of our clients throughout the course of the construction dispute, including arbitration, mediation, trial and appeals. The firm’s areas of practice include:
Construction Contract Drafting and Negotiations
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Express or Implied Warranties
- Construction Delays
- Negligence and Negligent or Fraudulent Misrepresentation
- Construction Defects
- Insurance Claims and Defenses
- Lien Rights and Defenses
- Deceptive Trade Practices
- Code Violations
- Arbitration and Mediation of Construction Claims
- Construction Contracts and Negotiations
Construction disputes often arise due to unexpected delays, failure to disclose, financial issues, change orders and other issues that were not anticipated at the time the owner and contractor entered into a contract. Our attorneys are experienced in the drafting of construction contracts which take into consideration all possible future disputes. We also assist our clients in negotiating fair and favorable project contracts and disputes.
Contractors and owners alike are sometimes faced with construction disputes that could ultimately lead to litigation. These disputes usually arise out of breaches of contacts, verbal or written, breaches of warranties, construction delays, and by misrepresentations by the other party. Our attorneys have years of experience helping our clients in not only successfully prosecuting and defending such claims, but also assisting in mitigating and resolving these disputes efficiently and effectively.
Construction defect lawsuits are a common type of construction case in Florida and can consist anywhere from a minor design defect to a complete floor remodel. Our team of attorneys assists owners of new properties and remodels, as well as contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and developers in a wide range of construction defect claims including defects in new construction and remodeling work, defective designs, defects in plans and engineering or architectural defects.
Insurance Claims and Defenses
When one is faced with a construction claim it can be a difficult ordeal when it comes to insurance companies. The experienced attorneys at Matthews & Jones, LLP work with numerous insurance companies dealing with issues regarding construction defects, warranty issues and negligent misrepresentations. Our attorneys work vigorously with your insurance company to bring you favorable results.
Lien Rights and Defenses
In Florida, contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, laborers, material-men and professional lienors have rights to place liens on property of owners who have refused to make payments for services provided. If you have had a lien placed on your property, or if you are one of the individuals seeking to place a lien on property for unpaid services, Matthews & Jones, LLP’s attorneys are here to assist you. Our construction and real estate lawyers help contractors and suppliers receive payment for their services through construction liens. We also defend property owners against construction lien claims.
To get in touch with our professionals regarding your situation, call us at (850) 290-4733 or fill out the form below.