Construction Law

Moss & Barnett advises on both public and private construction projects – from design and planning to contract negotiation, preparation, bidding and review, construction, surety/bond issues, and insurance coverage and claims. We counsel clients on dispute avoidance and resolution as well as resolving issues with regulatory authorities, including OSHA and licensing boards.

We advise a full range of construction industry participants, including owners, architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, and subcontractors.

Private Contract Negotiation. We help our clients understand and negotiate complex construction contracts, including issues regarding payment, insurance, indemnification, schedule, and claims.

Public Contract Procurement. Our lawyers counsel clients who are competitively bidding or responding to requests for proposals on public projects. We have successfully challenged public contract letting on competitively bid as well as best value procurements, when the public authority did not follow the rules.

OSHA and Regulatory Citations. We defend clients facing citations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Minnesota OSHA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and local departments of health, and citations and fines levied by other government entities.

Construction Claims. We advise clients on properly documenting, defending, and making claims for delay, disruption, and extras.

Construction Defects. Our attorneys represent owners, design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors on construction defect claims, including both residential and commercial construction.

Mechanics Liens and Payment Bond Claims. We help our clients assure that they will be paid for their work by filing and prosecuting mechanic’s lien and payment bond claims. We also protect our owner clients from being forced to pay twice when a contractor or subcontractor defaults.