Construction law is an area of the law that regulates acts of improvement or alteration of residential or commercial structures. This area of the law touches everything from labor, taxes and real estate to city planning and commercial transportation; it can apply to the most basic or complex of construction processes. Most folks get their first experience with construction law when they remodel their home or build a residence or second home. North Carolina has a large second home and vacation market.
Middle and working class industries have been hammered by the recession. The unemployment rate of the construction industry rose significantly from 13.1% in November 2011 to 16% in December 2011. In North Carolina, commercial construction has all but dried up because of the continued lack of financing. However, the exception to this decline in business is energy efficient construction or “green building” and second homes. Asheville is fortunate enough to have become a hub for green building and second homes, allowing the local construction industry to work where, in other cities, it struggles.
Fisher Stark has experience representing all participants in the construction industry, including developers, home builders, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, lenders and property owners. Our years of practice in construction law allow us to extend to our clients expertise in the following:
- Drafting building contracts, bonds, sureties, and mechanic’s liens
- Litigating various disputes that may arise during the construction process
- Securing payment
- Requiring full payment of a contract’s obligation
- Assisting in business formation
- Ensuring businesses meet environmental and building regulations
- Restoration and repair of construction defects
Our construction law attorneys also specialize in those areas of the law which most have a tendency to intersect with construction law, including corporate law and business tort and contract litigation, and are sensitive to the problems that people and businesses in the construction industry often face. Please call us today if you are involved in a construction project and require legal assistance.