Construction and Procurement

The construction law attorneys at Livengood Alskog, PLLC provide legal counsel and litigation services to clients in the construction industry, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, public and private owners, architects and engineers. We work with clients through each stage of the construction process, including negotiation of contracts, public procurement including design-bid-build and GCCM projects, as well as post-construction disputes over construction defect allegations, claims, and warranty obligations.

Washington Construction Lawyers

A significant portion of our construction practice consists of helping our business client owners (including healthcare clients and school districts) expand operations through building additions and new facility construction. For these clients, we provide representation for all aspects of the contracting and construction process, including drafting agreements, finance negotiation, request for proposal advice and alternate delivery methods. Together with our real estate practice group, we provide advice and representation concerning the purchase and sale of property, project financing, land use matters, general contractor/subcontractor agreements, and payment and performance bonds.

Construction Litigation

Our construction lawyers represent clients in mediation and litigation arising out of construction projects, including:

  • Non-performance
  • Non-payment or underpayment
  • General and subcontractor disputes and claims
  • Claims for delay or interference
  • Disputes involving change orders
  • Design defect claims
  • Material defect claims
  • Failure to construct in accordance with code, plans and specifications, or industry standards

Lien and Bond Claims

In construction and commercial matters, we advise clients concerning their obligations arising out of:

  • Payment bonds
  • Performance bonds
  • Retainage bonds
  • Mechanics’ lien bonds
  • Bid bonds
  • License bonds
  • Indemnity agreements

Construction Claims

Construction claims are often complex, and usually require a meticulous analysis concerning legal matters and project issues. Construction claims frequently involve:

  • Project delay
  • Claims of under-manning
  • Owner change orders
  • Defective workmanship
  • Defective materials
  • Defective design
  • Financing issues