Construction Contract Drafting, Negotiation & Interpretation
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP is well known in New York and New Jersey as a premier construction law firm that handles the full scope of matters for property owners, developers, contractors, trade contractors, material suppliers, surety companies and design professionals. Our construction law attorneys understand the nuances of the law and keep apprised of the constant changes that affect our clients’ projects and businesses.
Risk Mitigation and Litigation Avoidance Through Contracts
One of the most important services offered by KDV’s construction division is risk mitigation through contract negotiation, drafting and review. The contract is the foundation of any construction project. An ill-drafted phrase or absence of language can prompt a dispute, leave a party without adequate remedies, or expose a party to significant risk even beyond its involvement in a project. Our attorneys focus on drafting and negotiating contracts that will effectively serve our clients’ best interests.
Disputes can delay or jeopardize a construction project, impact a company’s finances and even harm its reputation. Well-drafted contracts prevent disputes and foster efficient resolution in the event that a disputes arises.
Because we have litigated construction industry claims for over 30 years, attorneys understand the impact that certain types of contractual clauses have on a client’s business. We consider our contracts from a business and litigation perspective, and seek to anticipate the scenarios that could arise and should be covered in the contract.
Construction contacts often contain standard clauses that are not in our clients’ favor. Although standard clauses often cannot be avoided, forethought and preemptive action can help avoid negative results. We instruct our clients on minimizing risks posed by unfavorable contract provisions through proper contract administration.
Our attorneys gain a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ individual goals before we begin negotiating the terms of the contract. We work diligently to negotiate an agreement that comports with our client’s ultimate business goals. Our lawyers recognize that clients might not want to walk away from a project even if the terms are not ideal, and so we take steps to manage the contractual terms throughout the life of the contract.
|Of Counsel||Hackensack, New Jersey|
|Partner||Woodbury, New York|
|Partner||Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Tampa, Florida|
|Partner||Woodbury, New York|
|Partner, Vice-Chair of Construction Practice||Woodbury, New York|
|Co-Managing Partner - Long Island OfficeChair of Construction Practice Group||Woodbury, New York|
Co-Chair of General Liability Practice Group
|Woodbury, New York|
- The Importance of Termination Provisions in a Construction Contract, NYREJ - Feb 5, 2019
- The Dotted Line: 4 reasons why construction companies should let an attorney review contracts, ConstructionDive, ft. Andrew Richards - Dec 12, 2017
- Knowing when a claim accrues under a construction contract could make or break recovery, NYREJ, by Matthew Minero - Oct 12, 2017
- The Dotted Line: How force majeure contract clauses can plan for the unexpected, ConstructionDive, ft. Andrew Richards - Jul 11, 2017
- CFMA-LI Sponsors Breakfast and Panel Discussion on “What You Need To Know” with Diversity Program Directors (DMWBE) – MTA, Port Authority & State University Construction Fund - Feb 27, 2017
- KDV Construction Alert: D/M/WBE Waiver Requests – Know Your Rights and Be Prepared - Sep 9, 2015
- KDV Construction Alert: DBE Trucking Credits – A Change To The Counting Rules Is Finalized - Jun 26, 2015