In construction, companies often work together—or, rather, alongside one another—to complete complex projects. With so many parties and moving pieces involved in the building process, it's not uncommon for issues, challenges, or disputes to arise and, depending on your role, your responsibilities and risks may vary. However, one thing is certain: Having a knowledgeable and experienced construction lawyer is essential to the success of your project or business. Fortunately, you've come to the right place for help.
Results-Driven New Orleans Construction Trial Lawyers
At Scott Vicknair, LLC, our accomplished attorneys have extensive experience negotiating construction-related contracts and serving as general counsel to general contractors, subcontractors, equipment rental companies, material suppliers, and other parties in the industry. Not only have we helped clients resolve multi-million-dollar construction mediation, arbitration, and litigation matters, but we've also earned a reputation as a trusted choice of legal counsel for those embroiled in particularly complicated, multi-party lawsuits. Regardless of your role in the construction process, our trial lawyers are focused on achieving the results you deserve.
Who—and How—We Can Help
What can we do for you? With strong legal counsel, the possibilities are endless. Oftentimes, we use our considerable knowledge and skill to help clients avoid litigation from the outset, and ensure that they have plans, procedures, policies, and contracts in place to protect their companies when something goes wrong on a construction project. We routinely handle a wide range of matters for the following types of construction industry professionals.
Developers often have considerations that are distinct and different from other parties in the construction industry. For example, they typically must ensure compliance with local and state regulatory requirements, sound income and profitability projections, and that projects stay on time and on budget.
We represent developers of all different sizes, playing a crucial role as general and litigation counsel. Our experience helps us provide wise advice and guidance, and ensure things like legal contracts, zoning land use regulations, and other considerations are in order, enabling clients to achieve profitability on their development projects. Whether you're an owner or construction company looking for help successfully navigating the Louisiana New Home Warranty Act, a commercial or residential owner with a construction claim, or a contractor facing a legal claim filed by owners, our attorneys can assist you.
General contractors have complex and wide-ranging responsibilities throughout the construction project and, with those responsibilities, comes the potential for challenges and liabilities around every corner. Don't approach your company's next building project unprepared. Let our exceptional construction attorneys go through each aspect of your project with you to ensure your rights are protected, possible liabilities are mitigated, and your business can more effectively perform its general contractor services.
Subcontractors, Tradesman, and Laborers
Scott Vicknair, LLC's astute trial attorneys represent construction subcontractors, laborers, and tradesmen with specialties in fields such as mechanical and HVAC, electrical, roofing, painting, foundation, site work, and others. We're committed to fighting for—and protecting—these construction industry professionals, who often face financial strain throughout the building process due to the practices of overly aggressive general contractors. We can help you understand your rights, offer guidance on how to more effectively perform services and collect payments, and even walk you through lien filing requirements under the Louisiana Private and Public Works Act.
Equipment Lessors and Rental Companies
Companies that own equipment such as bulldozers, forklifts, and excavators, and lease or rent them to contractors for construction projects play an integral role in the industry. However, when payment disputes and other challenges come up, equipment lessors and rental companies must follow a distinct process, utilizing a specific type of lien and privilege, to properly preserve its claim or secure payment. As a result, having an experienced attorney who knows the Louisiana Public and Private Works act inside and out is absolutely essential.
Discuss your needs with our New Orleans construction trial lawyers to find out how we can implement procedures to protect your rights and ensure you receive payment for the services you provide.
Material suppliers are vital to the completion of any construction project. Unfortunately, suppliers often provide the ordered materials, only to find themselves waiting for the contractor to release their payment. While the Louisiana Public and Private Works Act provides legal remedies for suppliers facing non-payment, the jurisprudence interpreting the statutory privileges requires them to meet specific notice and invoicing requirements in order to preserve the right to put a lien on a construction project. If you're a materials supplier, having a seasoned construction trial lawyer who can walk you through the steps to file a lien and secure payment is paramount. Our seasoned construction attorneys can advise you on how to implement procedures that can protect your legal rights to lien and collect payment for supplies provided throughout Louisiana construction projects.
Talk to Us About Your Louisiana Construction Case
Ready to find out what the legal team at Scott Vicknair, LLC can do for you? Call us at (504) 500-1111 or complete our contact form and we'll be in touch to discuss your construction litigation needs.