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Construction Services & Litigation

Construction Litigation
Whether you’re involved in a simple home remodel or complex commercial construction, disputes can cost you time and money, rob you of the enjoyment of your property, and seriously threaten your business. The Law Offices of Andrew L. Crabtree, P.C. has helped clients who were mired in controversy get relief and move their projects forward. We represent clients involved in all aspects of construction, including homeowners and homeowner associations, businesses, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, lenders, bond and surety companies, design professionals, and suppliers of materials. We negotiate, arbitrate, mediate and litigate cases arising from:

  • Breach of contract
  • Changed conditions
  • Collections
  • Delays/Loss of Productivity
  • Defective Work
  • Design/Engineering Negligence
  • Extra and Additional Work
    • Lien Foreclosures
    • Insurance coverage issues
    • Scope of Work disputes
    • Subcontractor Performance issues
    • Surety Bond Claims
    • Termination for Cause & Convenience
    • Site Accidents

Construction Services
Representing Owners, Developers, Municipalities, State Agencies, Contractors, Subcontractors, Construction Managers and Design Professionals in a variety of construction matters from contract formation through litigation.

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Construction Financing
  • Drafting and Negotiation of Construction and Related Contracts
  • Labor Issues
  • Lien Law Trust Fund Issues
  • Mechanics’Liens
  • Payment and Performance Bond Issues
    and Claims
  • Prevailing Wage Issues
  • Prompt Payment Act
  • Public Improvement Lien Issues
  • Surety & Bond Issues
  • Work-out of Troubled Projects

Mediation and arbitration services
Often parties can avoid expense and delay by mediating disputes about provisions in construction contracts. Moreover, many construction contracts have clauses that require non-binding or binding arbitration to resolve disputes. At the Law Offices of Andrew L. Crabtree, P.C., our attorneys have experience representing parties at arbitration and mediation proceedings. We often negotiate lasting solutions that save our clients time and money and allow them to get their projects back on track.

Fair and just compensation
If you have been harmed by a construction defect or a contractor’s or subcontractor’s failure to perform, you are entitled to ample compensation covering:

  • Actual damages, including the past and future costs of repairing and restoring your damaged property, and any contents damaged due to the defect (such as water damage caused by faulty plumbing)
  • Compensation for the loss of the use and enjoyment of your property, including inconvenience, aggravation and discomfort
  • Compensation for appraisal fees, storage charges and cleaning costs incurred
  • Compensation for the reasonable cost of rental of similar property during periods when your property could not be used
  • Under limited circumstances, exemplary or punitive damages, intended to punish a defendant and deter particularly malicious or reckless conduct in the future
  • Interest on your damages as permitted by law
  • Attorney fees and costs if provided for in your contract

Contact New York’s construction litigation law firm today
Every moment of delay is costing you money. To assert your rights in your construction dispute, call the Law Offices of Andrew L. Crabtree, P.C. in Melville at 631-753-0200 or contact our office online. We’re ready with cost-effective legal counsel that will resolve your controversy and improve your bottom line.