Find Lawyers in Greenville, South Carolina for Construction Law
Practice Area Overview
For a typical project, a construction lawyer may be called upon to assist the owner in obtaining land for the project. Buying the land and building a project on the land often requires financing from another source, and construction lawyers often help prepare and negotiate the various loan documents that define the rights of the bank, bondholders, or other source of funding.
Construction lawyers may assist owners and developers in deciding which project delivery approach best suits their project, such as design-bid-build, design build, or multi-prime construction. Then, construction lawyers may help draft requests for bids to allow the owner or developer to identify a contractor. A lawyer may help determine whether a bid can be withdrawn due to a mistake. For certain public projects where the owner is a city, county, state, or arm of the federal government, a construction lawyer may be called upon to file a bid protest to challenge the fairness of the bidding process.
After the project is awarded, lawyers are often involved in drafting and negotiating contracts between the owner and general contractor or the general contractor and its subcontractors. Lawyers also may be involved in documenting insurance and bonding arrangements to secure performance of the work and protect the parties against property damage or personal injuries.
During the project, construction lawyers are often called upon to help the participants understand their contracts and comply with them. Many construction lawyers see this kind of work as extremely rewarding, because their guidance can help keep construction on track toward a successful conclusion. Where contractors or subcontractors are not being paid for their work, construction lawyers may file liens or bond claims to secure payment for their clients’ work.
Construction projects are complex, expensive, stressful, and sometimes dangerous, and thus give rise to many different kinds of disputes, including disputes about the cost and duration of the project, the quality of the work, and responsibility for injuries or damages suffered during the work or, sometimes, after the work is completed. Construction disputes are often complex, involving many parties and substantial amounts of money, so construction lawyers often engage in complex commercial litigation. Many construction contracts call for dispute resolution through dispute review boards, mediation, and arbitration, so a successful construction lawyer will understand the advantages, disadvantages, and nuances of alternative dispute resolution techniques.
While often seen as a specialist, a construction lawyer is, in many ways, a generalist who must be prepared to deal with almost any kind of legal problem that may affect the construction industry, whether that problem involves contract law, banking law, tax law, environmental law, criminal law, international law, bankruptcy law, real property law, insurance law, tort law, bond and lien law, administrative law, or litigation.
Bob is a seasoned litigator with a focus on construction law. He also practices environmental law which includes environmental litigation as well as cases involving CERCLA and RCRA, regulatory compliance matters, and brownfields redevelopment projects. Bob’s extensive background in the mechanical engineering, the construction industries and nuclear power allows him to personally understand the needs, concerns and motivations of general contractors, engineers, architects, subcontractors,...
A third generation lawyer and Greenville native, Mason “Andy” Goldsmith, Jr., provides clients with an insight and understanding that helps to deliver practical and efficient solutions. Andy has built a practice serving and addressing the unique needs of the construction industry. Acting not only as legal counsel, Andy relies on established client relationships to anticipate and understand issues before they become large-scale matters. Drawing on experience addressing challenges r...
Bryan represents a wide range of general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and surety companies in North and South Carolina. He primarily practices in the areas of construction law and surety claims and disputes. Bryan’s experience includes assisting clients with mechanic’s liens, bond claims, payment claims, defect litigation, insurance coverage, scheduling and delay issues, and change order disputes. He has served as a lecturer on a variety of construction topics for lega...
N. Ward Lambert is President of Harper, Lambert & Brown, P.A. Formerly an associate in the Construction Department of the firm of Haynesworth, Marion, McKay & Guerard, Ward joined Donald Harper in establishing The Harper Law Firm, P.A. in 1995 Ward is a 1990 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, Ward was a member of the School's Moot Court. He is a member of the Bar of South Carolina and is admitted to practice in the United States District Cou...
Ted Vick focuses his law practice on counseling, advising and representing clients in the construction industry. Over the last 22 years, Ted has advised and represented numerous regional and national owners and developers, general contractors, construction managers, and architectural and engineering firms in connection with construction projects located throughout the Southeastern United States and in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Texas, California and Washin...
Patrick Bradley is a construction and commercial litigator in Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd's Greenville office. In his practice, Patrick advises and represents corporations, small businesses, individuals and governmental entities in a range of business, construction, manufacturing, insurance and tort-related matters.
Suyash Raiborde focuses his practice on public finance and infrastructure projects and works out of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s Greenville office. Suyash routinely represents governmental entities, developers, 501(c)(3) organizations (including public universities and not-for-profit hospitals), issuers, and lenders in tax-exempt and taxable debt and other financing options.
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