Jacksonville Construction Law Attorneys
At Heekin Litigation Group, we truly enjoy working with professionals in the construction industry and we focus on providing them with the best representation possible. One of the most important things that a professional in the construction industry can do is to have a well-drafted agreement. Having a well-drafted agreement can save time and unnecessary money in either prosecuting or defending a lawsuit.
For example, the attorneys at Heekin Litigation Group frequently receive inquiries from contractors who have either been sued or need to sue to collect payment. However, we have come to find out that many contractors either do not have a written agreement or do not have terms in the written agreement that would help the contractor collect all of the money owed as well as attorneys’ fees and interest.
At Heekin Litigation Group, we can assist contractors in drafting standard contracts that can be used by the contractor on almost every project without many substantial changes. Examples of some of the contracts that we have drafted included: proposals; standard service agreements; subcontractor agreements; purchase and sale agreements; etc. In drafting any agreement, the focus should be on limiting the contractor’s exposure should a lawsuit become necessary and allowing the contractor to be able to recover both interest due and attorneys’ fees and costs should litigation arise. Since the attorneys at Heekin Litigation Group are primarily litigators, we have the keen ability to understand the potential issues with litigation and we have the ability to draft agreements in a way to protect the contractor should a lawsuit arise.
In addition to standard agreements, each of the attorneys at Heekin Litigation Group are competent in drafting claims of lien; notices to owner; final payment affidavits; and many other documents necessary to preserve a contractor’s lien rights. Mechanics liens, also known as construction liens are a creature of statute and the statute must be strictly enforced. Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, imposes very strict timelines and deadlines in order to preserve construction lien rights. As such, contacting one of the attorneys at Heekin Litigation Group prior to commencing a project is very important to preserving lien rights.
If you are a professional in the construction industry and you have questions regarding what type of agreement you should have to protect your business, please contact one of our experienced attorneys who will provide you with a free consultation. Spending a little money upfront to have a well-drafted contract can save thousands of dollars in the long-run.
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