For Phoenix-area contractors, subcontractors, construction
suppliers and project owners, dealing effectively with construction-related
Arizona legal issues is essential to your success and freeing you to focus on running a profitable business.
(See some of our recent results for
our construction clients.)
Contractors depend on the industry-specific experience and skill of
our Phoenix construction lawyers in a wide
variety of areas, ranging from construction litigation and licensing issues to
bond claims, dust control compliance and
green building. You may also benefit
from our experience in helping financially distressed construction companies
position and structure themselves for future viability, licensing and
Arizona contractors depend on
our many years of experience in a broad range of Arizona Registrar of
Contractors matters, including licensing (new
and renewal), license denials and complaints.
We can represent you in appealing a suspended or revoked license, help
you resolve the issues that led to the discipline, and restore your license
to good standing.
We help contractors
preserve their payment rights, through our collection experience and
resources pertaining to mechanics' and materialmen's liens,
notices and the Arizona Prompt Payment Act.
We have a long-standing tradition of resolving complex construction disputes and related
issues (see our Results page) involving
subcontractors, general contractors, suppliers, lenders, state and local governments,
property owners and developers. Our construction litigation background includes
contested matters related to:
We represent employers in workplace safety investigations by the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Arizona Division of Occupational
Safety and Health (ADOSH); challenges of workers' compensation claims; and wage
and hour investigations of contractors by the U.S. Department of Labor. We can
also advise contractors working on federal project in complying with the
If a contractor receives a Notice
of Violation, we can arrange for independent testing to challenge the
inspector’s findings. An effective challenge can mitigate the fine, and in
some cases cause the Notice of Violation to be dismissed. We can protect you
from being steamrolled by the County and make sure your rights are
protected. If the case goes to a hearing, we present testimony and other
evidence that we believe will get the best possible result.
As with all types of construction and installation,
the Arizona Registrar of Contractors requires that solar contractors are
properly licensed. In general, a contractor must qualify as a solar
contractor to install, alter or repair a solar device, and must hold the
license that is appropriate to the type of solar device being installed.
Lang & Klain’s Phoenix construction lawyers help Arizona
contractors and subcontractors profit from green building opportunities. Our
green building services include drafting of green construction contracts,
assistance in obtaining LEED certification and complying with LEED
prerequisites, representation in LEED certification challenges, and
complying with other green building standards.