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Construction Contracts & Litigation

Working Together to Obtain Your Objectives

The success of a construction project necessitates the involvement and collaboration of many stakeholders. At Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC, we apply our construction law experience to assist clients involved in a wide variety of construction projects in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina. Whether negotiating a construction contract or defending your rights in construction-related disputes, we seek cost-effective resolutions that protect your rights and achieve your objectives.

Services in Construction Contracting

Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting, revising and negotiating construction contracts, including standard AIA and ConsensusDOCS contracts as well as non-standard construction contracts. We assist public project owners, construction companies and developers involved in a wide range of projects, from residential real estate to commercial or public developments.

Additionally, we have developed a unique experience assisting public owners throughout North Carolina with Construction Management at Risk contracts over the last several years. Mr. Meynardie regularly lectures and presents seminars to industry professionals, public and private owners, and members of the Bar on controlling construction risk through the use of appropriate project delivery methods and contractual allocation of risk.

Skilled Representation in Construction Litigation

Our firm also represents project owners, contractors, sub-contractors and other stakeholders involved in construction-related disputes and litigation. Common issues we seek to resolve include project delays, claims for lost productivity and acceleration disputes due to:

  • Delays / Lost Productivity
  • Defective or inadequate design
  • Defective construction
  • Differing site conditions
  • Disputed Scope of Work
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Owner interference

We also represent clients involved in construction defect litigation as well as issues of mechanics’ liens and collections. As active members of the Construction Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association, we stay up to date on current issues that could impact our clients’ outcomes — and ultimately their businesses — and react accordingly to protect them.  Additionally, Mr. Meynardie recently served as the Chair of the Construction Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association and is an active member of the Construction Contracts division of the America Bar Association’s forum on the construction industry.

Contact Our Experienced Construction Attorneys Serving Clients in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Throughout North Carolina

Our lawyers combine an in-depth knowledge of construction laws and the sound business sense needed to protect your rights in construction-related claims. Contact us by calling 919-786-2504 to discuss your case with a professional Raleigh construction law attorney.

Construction Contracts

“The success of a construction project necessitates the involvement and collaboration of many stakeholders. At Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC, we apply our construction law experience to assist clients involved in a wide variety of construction projects in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina.” 

Construction Contracts & Litigation Blogs

The most commonly used general conditions (AIA A201 – 2007) provides that an owner may terminate a construction contract for cause upon seven days written notice. The AIA contract does not provide the contractor with an express right to cure. Of course, there must be cause and the AIA contract requires a certification of cause...

North Carolina General Statute § 1-50(a)(5) provides that “o action to recover damages based upon or arising out of the defective or unsafe condition of an improvement to real property shall be brought more than six years from the later of the specific last act or omission of the defendant giving rise to the cause...

Our Top 10 Construction Terms series identifies and discusses the key construction contract provisions that affect risk allocation among the project participants. This post, Indemnification Part 1, describes the various sources of a right to indemnification and suggested that indemnification for contract-related damages are very limited in the absence of an express indemnification provision. Indemnification Part...

North Carolina General Statutes chapter 44A grants contractors and certain subcontractors the right to place a lien on property if they are not paid in a timely fashion for providing labor and material that improved the property. General Statute § 44A-35 provides for the winner of a lawsuit to recover its attorneys’ fees from the...

Under North Carolina law, pay when paid clauses are unenforceable. Simple enough, in theory. To be more specific, “payment by the owner to a contractor is not a condition precedent for payment to a subcontractor and payment by a contractor to a subcontractor is not a condition precedent for payment to any other subcontractor, and...