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Real Estate & Construction

Why Hire Our Real Estate Lawyers?

The real estate lawyers at our law firm have amassed a depth of experience handling real estate acquisition, disposition, development and litigation scenarios. The lawyers in our Real Estate Practice Group are able to assist clients with the purchase, entitlement and construction retail and shopping center developments, office buildings, residential developments, apartment, condominium and mixed-use complexes, and industrial buildings and sites. In addition, our team of real estate lawyers has significant and often relatively unique experience in the acquisition, sale and management of ranching and agricultural projects.

Specifically, Michael C. Van’s experience associated with construction law and other related laws and strategy associated with real estate development has enabled many large construction companies, developers and home builders to capitalize on opportunities found throughout the Western United States.

The lawyers serving in the Real Estate Practice Group have substantial experience in a variety of different aspects of real estate law including, but not limited to zoning and land use issues, eminent domain, condemnation and commercial leasing. Many of them also have a wealth of experience in real estate financial transactions, including borrowing and lending transactions, loan workouts, loan modifications, refinancings and foreclosures.

Our real estate lawyers also have substantial experience in water law and have been involved in a myriad of cases related to environmental concerns, wetlands, Brownfield sites and various other properties with environmental impacts or concerns.

Practice Areas:

Shumway Van’s real estate lawyers have significant experience in the following commonly recognized types of real estate related matters, among many others:

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Condominium and HOA Associations
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Foreclosures and Restructuring
  • Government Financing
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Project Development and Agreements
  • Property Tax Disputes and Resolutions
  • Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Surety Bonds
  • Water Rights

Construction Law – Experiences, Cost-Conscious Construction Lawyers

The lawyers that practice in our law firm’s Construction Practice Group are among the most well-respected construction attorneys in their regions. Shumway Van has always emphasized excellence, cost-effective representation, and gratitude for the legal service needs of the construction industry in the United States. To help attain those goals, our lawyers offer the industry and our clients useful and prompt insights that affect their business operations on a daily basis.

Prior to the most recent recession clients would most often hire our law firm at the outset of a project to help in preparing, examining, and working out design, construction, and consulting contracts, and to help in taking affirmative steps at the front-end of a job which minimize the possibility of issues and disputes emerging later on. However, since said recession began our clients regularly and unfortunately are required to hire our law firm to assist with cases, conflicts, litigation, mediation, or arbitration procedures.

Many of our construction attorneys are highly experienced with complicated construction conflicts and the litigation, arbitration and mediation associated with such. The considerable experience of our attorneys in presenting, defending, negotiating, arbitrating, mediating, and trying construction disputes allows them to anticipate and prevent the issues, and thus better serve our clients.

Our construction lawyers work diligently to offer efficient legal solutions and effectively resolve both new and existing issues and issues faced by any one of a myriad of the businesses or individuals associated with the construction process. The collective knowledge and experience of the lawyers in our Construction Practice Group is substantial which gives us the opportunity to work with clients from the entire spectrum of the construction industry.

Our law firm understands that the avoidance of unnecessary claims and prolonged disputes is essential to every construction job’s “bottom line” and, for that reason, a concern for those in the construction industry. A complete grasp of the construction industry combined with a detailed understanding of construction law principles is essential to help construction project participants in recognizing, staying clear of, and resolving claims and disputes, which therefore protects the projects bottom line.

Practice Areas:

During their careers our construction attorneys have provided advice, counsel and assistance on a wide variety of issues confronting the construction industry, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Architect and Engineer Malpractice Claims
  • Bid Mistakes & Bid Protests
  • Bidding and Procurement
  • Bonds & Insurance Claims
  • Changes & Designs Issues
  • Claim Avoidance & Resolution
  • Claims Preparation
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Law Seminars
  • Contract Compliance
  • Contract Disputes
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Contract Review
  • Contract Risk Assessment
  • Contract Terminations
  • Cost Overrun Disputes
  • Defective Plans & Specifications
  • Defending Claims
  • Delays, Scheduling & Acceleration
  • Design Errors & Omissions
  • Differing Site Conditions
  • Dispute Review Boards
  • Environmental Risks
  • Ethics Compliance
  • Faulty Products & Failures
  • General Advice
  • Green Buildings
  • Impact & Inefficiency Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Local, State and Federal Government Contracts
  • Materialman’s & Mechanics’ Liens
  • Mediation
  • Mold and Sick Buildings
  • Negligence Claims
  • Negotiation
  • Practical Documentation
  • Project Counsel
  • Project Delivery Systems
  • Project Documentation
  • Risk Identification and Claim Avoidance Strategy
  • Warranties

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