Construction

Why

TOP PROBLEM

“My construction company is building a manufacturing plant, but the owner of the facility hasn’t paid us in 2 months and won’t agree to pay for additional expenses incurred when the project scope was changed. What should we do?”

No one understands the phrase “time is money” better than construction companies. The Goosmann Law Firm has represented owners, general contractors, developers, architects, subcontractors, engineers, suppliers, insurers and lenders in countless disputes, state and federal court lawsuits and arbitrations. Your case is just as important.

How

SOLUTION

Goosmann Law’s construction lawyers strive to bring greater predictability to their clients by being proactive and providing candid legal advice. Clients in the construction industry often have legal needs that cross many different disciplines. Goosmann’s construction lawyers represent the full spectrum of businesses associated with the construction industry.

Because construction disputes frequently arise before a construction project is completed, our construction lawyers strive to implement effective and innovative solutions to problems that keep projects moving forward. If disputes remain, we are equipped and prepared to negotiate, mediate and, when necessary, litigate or arbitrate. Goosmann Law combines first-hand knowledge of construction law with negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and formal dispute resolution (e.g., trials and arbitrations).

Goosmann Law’s construction lawyers understand the nuances of construction projects, including complex multi-party transactions and interrelated real estate, corporate and financing issues. Our attorneys address subcontractor non-performance, as well as change order disputes, project delays, bond and lien issues, and insurance claims. Construction litigation matters include contract disputes, bid protests, contractor and designer claims, architect, engineer and contractor malpractice claims, and declaratory judgment actions regarding insurance coverage. Goosmann Law also drafts contracts and acts as general counsel for various construction professionals.

Brian Crichton

CEO at Cannon Moss Brygger and Associates
Goosmann Law's attorneys are very knowledgeable, they take the time to listen, and they genuinely want my company to succeed.  I rely on their advice in countless ways, and am very pleased to have them on my side.

Jerry Reicks

CEO and Owner at Jarco Builders
The people at Goosmann Law understand the legal issues we face in the construction industry. Their lawyers help me navigate complex legal issues and they play an integral role in those aspects of my business operation. When I started my business my father said you will need a good banker, accountant and lawyer to succeed and the Goosmann firm more than fulfills the legal needs.

Disclaimer: The following testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

What we do.

PROBLEMS AND HOW WE SOLVE THEM

“The construction project is not meeting the specifications or timeline we wanted. We (the owners) are not happy. What can we do?

Don’t panic. Call Goosmann Law Firm and let our skilled construction attorneys assume your problem and make it their own.  We understand how frustrating it can be when a construction project does not meet an owner’s expectations. We will advise you of your options, and represent your interests both during construction and post-construction.

“I want to get paid for the project my company completed. I have sent multiple invoices. What can I do?”

Our Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Omaha attorneys represent developers, contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors and suppliers and regularly help them get paid. When it comes to construction law, we get the job done. We can provide advice regarding mechanics’ liens and other options to seek collection for your goods and services.

What we offer

SERVICES

Construction projects involve a lot of moving parts and various trades. As a result, disputes involving construction projects are not uncommon. Goosmann Law understands how the construction process works and can help you address disputes in an effective, timely manner. If you have a dispute, contact one of our Sioux City, Sioux Falls or Omaha attorneys and they will walk you through the process, advise you of your rights, and set forth a clear path to resolution.  Check out our blog!

Construction projects start long before ground is broken and footings are poured. Goosmann Law’s attorneys have extensive experience with land use, planning and zoning/ordinance issues, as well as issues related to declarations, easements and land covenants, and can represent your interests before government agencies and departments so you can get to work.

Goosmann Law’s construction attorneys stay on top of the complex environmental regulations so you don’t have to. We stay current with respect to regulatory and permitting requirements to ensure your construction company is compliant, and represent companies in disputes with various regulatory bodies.

Goosmann Law’s construction attorneys routinely draft and negotiate contracts for owners, general contractors, architects and other construction professionals. We are experienced with, e.g., standard AIA contracts, Consensus Docs, DBIA contracts, and custom contracts. We help you manage your risks and provide legal advice regarding various contract provisions. A small amount of “preventative law” can reduce your company’s exposure/risk and ultimately save you time and money.

EXPERIENCE & CASE RESULTS

  • Negotiated contracts for contractor on large collegiate athletic facility
  • Provided legal advice to subcontractor regarding multi-billion dollar construction project
  • Obtained substantial judgment against Des Moines-based general contractor after trial
  • Negotiated favorable settlement in arbitration proceeding involving construction of telecommunications towers
  • Obtained favorable resolution for architectural firm at mediation in lawsuit involving large medical facility
  • Drafted contracts and provided legal advice to American construction company seeking to initiate operations in the Caribbean
  • Obtained favorable outcome for architect in lawsuit involving the design and construction of a prominent building in San Diego County
  • Represented insurer in multi-million-dollar insurance coverage lawsuit involving allegations of construction design and installation defects at more than 3,000 residences; obtained favorable resolution after mediation
  • Represented steel subcontractor in Tyson Event Center litigation and successfully resolved multi-level construction litigation and bond claim
  • Negotiated favorable settlement for client via informal settlement discussions in dispute involving construction of large educational institution
  • Successfully mediated lawsuit for roofing contractor in lawsuit involving large commercial manufacturing facility

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