Construction Law

We also represent clients in a wide range of construction litigation matters. We defend and prosecute cases involving both commercial and residential projects and encompassing such issues as construction contract disputes, construction defect litigation, architect and contractor negligence actions, payment disputes, construction delay claims, and mechanic's liens, either as the claimant or representing the defendant property owner.

K. Greg Peterson has over 30 years of legal experience, with a particular focus on real estate and construction-related disputes. Mr. Peterson understands that construction projects often involve multiple parties with varying and competing interests, including general contractors, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, and property owners. His wealth of experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation gives Mr. Peterson the skills and expertise needed to secure a favorable resolution in even the most complex and contentious disputes.

Professional Negligence

Architects, engineers, and contractors are required by law to perform work that meets with the standard of care in their industries. Failing to meet acceptable industry standards can result in property damage, delay, financial losses, and personal injuries, which could lead to a malpractice action against the architect, designer, contractor, or construction crew. We regularly handle professional negligence cases of these types, working closely with industry experts who can investigate the situation and evaluate whether a professional performed according to the appropriate standards.

Payment Disputes and Mechanic's Liens

We represent contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in mechanic's lien, stop notice, and breach of contract cases based on non-payment for services rendered and improvements made to property. Mechanic's liens often arise in situations where the property owner has already paid the prime contractor. In some situations, without proper representation, the property owner can end up paying twice. This is a very technical area where mistakes made in the process can make the difference between an all or nothing recovery.

Construction Defects

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in an array of construction defect claims, including those arising due to poor workmanship by contractors, design defects, material failures, subcontractors' or material suppliers' defaults, departures from plan specifications, and building code violations. Successfully handling these cases requires an attorney who is familiar with all of the local, county, and state building codes, as well as all of the complex, frequently-changing regulations that are applicable.