This area of law has to do mainly with construction of buildings, such as houses, office buildings, store buildings and the like.
Often disputes arise when the construction isn’t done right or defects are discovered in a building. Sometimes the problem is that the owner for good or bad reasons fails to pay the contractor. The dispute usually comes down to finger pointing, trying to pin the blame on the architect, the engineer, the general contractor or subcontractors ― or even the owner, sometimes. These disputes generate huge legal fees on all sides because to the complexity of factual and legal issues and the myriad of defects that often plague construction projects.
These cases also can become very complicated by various guarantees, hold-harmless agreements and insurance issues. Lori Monlux has had some good experience in insurance coverage issues in construction projects.