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Why dedicated representation matters in construction contracts

On Behalf of | Jul 24, 2015 | Construction Law

Every day, hundreds of construction contracts are inked across the nation, including right here in Florida. While many of the parties involved in these contracts — developers, owners, suppliers, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, etc. — may view this as a purely perfunctory process, merely substituting different names or numbers, this is not the view they should take.

That’s because a construction contract drafted without the necessary attention to detail could result in a drafting mistake or a material misunderstanding, resulting in costly delays and, even worse, costly legal battles.

At Malka & Kravitz, P.A., we have always believed that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to construction contracts.

In other words, we firmly believe that our clients benefit the most by having a skilled legal professional thoroughly prepare all contracts before signing on the dotted line, as doing so can help keep matters out of the courtroom and at the construction site.

What exactly does this thorough preparation entail?

  • Review – We can conduct a line-by-line review of any construction contract presented to our clients, alerting them to any potential legal problems and highlighting any terms that might be less than advantageous.  
  • Drafting – We can draft a comprehensive and legally sound contract that accurately reflects the expectations of both sides.
  • Negotiation – We can fight to ensure that the terms proposed in a contract be amended to better reflect our client’s needs and protect their bottom line.

To learn more about our approach and the legal services we provide, please visit our website