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Proactive Legal Advice And Representation from Construction Attorneys
Whether you are a construction business owner or contractor, it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing laws and regulations that govern the construction industry. Legal disputes and liabilities may seem like an unavoidable part of your work, but with the help of a skilled construction law attorney, you can save invaluable time, money, and headaches in the long run.
Skilled legal representation can make all the difference in your construction law matter. Attorney David M. Duree is a Registered Professional Engineer with more than 40 years experience handling Construction claims. From offices in St. Louis, MO and O’Fallon, IL, Duree successfully handles construction law cases throughout the nation.
Representing Your Interests At Every Stage Of Construction
The law office of David M. Duree and Associates, P.C., represents clients in construction disputes and transactions and can help advise you on compliance with construction regulations.
- Construction bonds: We assist your business in achieving clarity, resolution, and compliance on bid performance, and payment bonds.
- Construction accidents: If you’ve been injured in a construction area and need skilled representation, our construction lawyers can help.
- Commercial disputes related to the construction of contracts, obligations, defects, delays in construction, terms, or payments from third parties.
- Franchising: Our construction attorneys ensure legal compliance with property, lease, and construction aspects of franchise locations.
- Arbitration: resolving construction-related issues and matters outside the court system.
Our construction lawyers can also help with the following areas:
- Intellectual property
- Fidelity and surety
- Construction and engineering claims
- Crane Accidents
David M. Duree and Associates, P.C. will not back down until you have been granted the maximum compensation you are entitled to. David maintains a vibrant national practice, focusing in particular on serving clients in his home-base states of Missouri and Illinois. Since beginning his own firm, David has represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases.
Experienced Construction Contract Attorney in Illinois
Contract law is one of the most important areas of construction law. Construction contracts are complex documents that detail the rights and obligations of the parties involved in a construction project. Construction law attorney David M. Duree can help you draft, review, and negotiate construction contracts.
Missouri And Illinois Construction Tort Lawyer
Torts are civil wrongs that occur when one party causes harm to another party. The law office of David M. Duree and Associates, P.C., represents clients who have been injured by defective products or negligent workmanship. We also represent clients who have been sued for wrongful death or personal injury arising from a construction accident.
Keeping Current With Environmental Rules And Regulations In The Construction Industry
Construction activities can potentially pollute the environment and damage natural resources. Environmental laws place restrictions on how construction projects can be conducted in order to protect the environment. Our attorneys stay up-to-date with environmental laws and regulations to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected during construction projects.
When can a wrongful breach of contract occur in a St. Louis, MI construction project?
Material breaches of construction contracts and subcontracts occur when:
- A contractor is not paid
- The contractor walks off the job
- The contractor’s performance is defective and
- When a contractor is wrongfully terminated.
As a general rule, the first breach of a construction contract relieves the opposing party from further performance of that contract. Who breached first frequently determines the outcome.
Decisions to terminate, to not pay, and to walk off the job are major decisions for owners and for contractors. In 2018, The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a case which applied these principles and awarded a subcontractor $215,578.00, finding that the general contractor had breached the subcontract first by its delays, by wrongfully terminating the subcontractor and by failing to pay the subcontractor. Randy Kinder Excavating, Inc. vs. JA Manning Construction Company, Inc. (Decided August 7, 2018)
Contact A Skilled Construction Attorney With Over 40 Years Experience Advising Individuals, Contractors, And Businesses
For experienced legal advice concerning your construction law matter, call the law firm of David M. Duree and Associates, P.C., at 618-628-0186. You can also schedule a completely confidential and entirely discreet initial consultation with David by contacting us online.