Construction Law

For decades Landye Bennett Blumstein’s attorneys have represented owners, developers, and homeowner associations throughout Alaska and the Northwest, including representation during large commercial developments, condominiums, townhomes, lofts, apartments, single-family homes, high-rise buildings, and multi-phased developments. We have extensive experience representing contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers and suppliers, material and equipment dealers, engineers, architects, design teams, and lenders.

We are experienced in bidding and procurement, bid disputes, construction contract negotiation, construction contract disputes (including delays and warranty issues), insurance coverage disputes, failure-to-disclose disputes, and professional malpractice claims impacting construction.

Working to prevent future disputes is critical. We help clients analyze, negotiate, and draft competitive bid invitations, requests for proposal, prime contracts, consulting agreements, joint-venture agreements, purchase and change-order documents, subcontracts, contract specifications, performance and payment bond documents, lien release documents, and multi-layer insurance agreements.

We are frequently able to resolve disputes either directly or in conjunction with experienced mediators. We are prepared to litigate or arbitrate when mediation is not successful, and our opponents know our record of litigation success.

We are skilled in prosecuting and defending a wide variety of construction disputes, including improperly constructed and/or defective roofs, gutters, downspouts, venting, soffits, weather-resistant barriers, siding (cedar, stucco, masonry, vinyl, EIFS, Hardiplank), paint, asbestos, building paper, windows and doors, shear walls, foundations, concrete, insulation, drainage, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, sound transmission, wood flooring, soil and land preparation, soil contamination, earth movement and landslides. Our experience includes cases involving building envelope defects, land suitability, environmental contamination, and water intrusion and related damage, including dry rot damage and mold.