Practice Areas

Construction Law

Smith Dollar PC

Construction Law Attorneys

Smith Dollar PC offers expert advice and service in all types of construction transactions and litigation, to owners, investors, developers, contractors, lenders, and corporations.

Construction Contracts

The firm assists in contract drafting and negotiation, insurance reviews, vendor disputes, and employment law counseling.

Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution

As construction litigation counsel, retained by the owner, lender, general contractor, sub-contractor or supplier, we handle contract claims, change order disputes, differing site condition claims, surety bond issues, stop notice and mechanic lien claims. The firm also defends claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty and construction defects.

Administrative Representation

Contractors facing complaints or other inquiries from the Contractor’s State License Board often need assistance in navigating the board’s requirements for response and compliance. We also assist contractors in bringing and defending bid protests.

Types of matters

  • Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Lease Transactions, Subleases, and Assignments
  • Financing Transactions
  • Construction Contracts
  • Business Sales Transactions
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Adverse Possession
  • Fraudulent Conveyance
  • Quiet Title
  • Disclosure Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commission Disputes
  • Mechanic Liens
  • Stop Notices
  • Surety Bonds
  • Payment and Performance Bonds
  • CSLB Licensing Actions
  • Public Works Bid Protests
  • Judicial Foreclosures
  • Easement Disputes
  • Title Claims

Why You Should Work With a Construction Attorney

Construction is subject to a variety of regulations to ensure the finished product is safe for occupants. Companies must have a compliance plan before commencing the venture or risk wasted time and money. A construction attorney can help ensure that your future building, working environment and permits all meet legal standards.

A Multiple-Party Project

A construction project is rarely a one-entity effort. There are typically multiple parties involved, such as the following:

Government agencies
Financial institutions

With so many parties taking on risk, it’s essential that interests and responsibilities are properly allocated through contracts. Construction lawyers can help protect your company from future liability by drafting and negotiating these.

The attorneys at Smith Dollar PC are well-versed in specialty areas like construction law. To find out more, contact us at (707) 522-1100 or visit us online.