Construction Law

Results achieved in prior matters are not meant to be a guarantee of success as the facts and legal circumstances vary from matter to matter.

The Construction Law Practice group of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. unites seasoned real estate, land use, environmental and litigation lawyers who are familiar with construction contracts and the full range of complexities that often underpin construction litigation. Claims often arise from damage caused by construction means and methods, faulty workmanship and design defects. Careful documentation of the relationships between and among owners, architects, contractors, and subcontractors is the foundation of any project, and the starting point for avoiding conflict.

Construction projects involve owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, trade contractors and material suppliers working together to complete a project. Miscommunications and disagreements are not unusual and when issues arise, securing timely, practical and effective counsel is essential to negotiating a creative, practical resolution to avoid litigation whenever and wherever possible. If, however, litigation becomes unavoidable, having experienced construction litigation counsel from the outset is essential to appropriately allocate responsibility for the numerous issues that often arise.

We serve as legal advisers to real estate developers, owners, architects, engineers, and contractors and suppliers to avoid conflicts, where possible, and to position our clients appropriately should litigation be required. We have extensive experience addressing issues that may arise in nearly every type of construction project, including: 

  • Planned Residential Developments
  • Age-Restricted Communities
  • Condominiums
  • Educational Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Mixed Use Buildings
  • Churches
  • Environmental Remediation Projects
  • Parking Structures
  • Bridges and Roads
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants 

We are well versed in condominium and homeowner association transition litigation, geotechnical issues, site preparation, building classification, building codes, construction defect claims, architectural and engineering malpractice, mechanical systems, operating budget funding including replacement and deferred maintenance reserve funding and benefits-derived challenges, construction delay claims, critical path method schedule analysis, environmental and regulatory concerns.


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Richard J. Byrnes

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David S. Gordon

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Christopher D. Hopkins

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Daniel J. Kluska

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Edward T. Kole

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Todd E. Lehder

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Donald E. Taylor