Legal Support In Construction Disputes

Coodin & Overson has substantial experience handling a wide range of construction disputes, including disputes regarding commercial build-outs, defective swimming pool and pool-deck installations, water and mold problems arising from defective construction techniques or improper materials, and run-off problems arising from defective or improper installation of landscaping. Coodin & Overson, PLLP has represented homeowners and business owners with complaints of shoddy workmanship or unreasonable delays in home construction, remodeling projects and commercial build-outs, and has represented contractors and subcontractors encountering difficulties in obtaining payment for work well done.

Of particular interest to property owners, contractors and subcontractors is the availability of mechanic's lien rights. A person who contributes to the improvement of real estate by performing labor or providing materials for a wide range of improvements to the real estate is entitled to put a lien on the real estate so improved. However, to perfect the lien the lien claimant must strictly comply with statutory notice, filing, service and foreclosure requirements. Once perfected, however, the lien provides the claimant with an effective means of obtaining full or partial payment for the labor or material contributed to improvement of the real estate. Attorney's fees and costs are also often recoverable.

Contact a St. Paul Construction Dispute Lawyer

The best way to avoid disputes and mechanic's lien litigation is to enter into a clear, common-sense written contract before the work begins, and to document any changes in the work and price through written change orders. Coodin & Overson, PLLP has experience reviewing and writing these contracts which it can apply to your situation, so that your project goes smoothly.