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Construction

Navigating a complex construction project requires assistance from an experienced legal team well-prepared to tackle the issues that regularly arise on the construction site. During any phase of a construction project, disagreements can turn into bitter disputes over insurability, schedule, cost, and quality of the end product. Often these disputes can compromise the project, wasting both time and profit. Contactors, subcontractors, insurance carriers, owners, architects, engineers, developers and product manufacturers require quality legal representation from project conception through completion, especially so when faced with the threat of litigation.

The construction law attorneys at Degan, Blanchard & Nash possess a practical understanding of construction issues and focus on providing cost-effective solutions to the myriad of disputes encountered in the construction industry. Our attorneys negotiate, draft, and revise construction contracts and agreements to protect or client’s interests and assist them to reach their project goals. When disputes arise, our firm’s construction law team pursues early resolution strategies, such as arbitration, mediation and negotiation, best suited to protect our clients’ interests. Our attorneys also possess many years of construction litigation trial experience, and are skillfully prepared to litigate the case through trial, if necessary. Close communication with the client throughout the representation is also a hallmark of what our firm offers.

Our vast experience includes successfully navigating complex construction defect claims throughout the state of Louisiana and elsewhere. Construction defect claims are highly complex and requires experienced counsel with near-expert knowledge of the claim to achieve the best results. Our attorneys have developed such a knowledge base, and, coupled with our carefully-selected team of experts, we are uniquely positioned to defend defect claims on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, design professionals and equipment suppliers, just to name a few.

Our construction litigation experience expands beyond the worksite, itself. Degan, Blanchard & Nash employs a skilled team of insurance coverage counsel who, over many years of practice, have developed a specialized understanding of the myriad of insurance coverage issues often attendant to construction litigation. Our attorneys regularly represent insurance companies in coverage disputes and can provide specialized counsel to carriers on how best to protect their, and their insured’s, interests when faced with intense litigation.

At Degan, Blanchard & Nash, we recognize that obtaining a successful outcome in litigation cannot be achieved alone and often turns on the strength of the expert construction witness and their expertise. Our construction litigation attorneys have cultivated close relationships with highly-trained experts throughout the country who are available to provide a comprehensive analysis of the complex construction issues. These experts are highly respected and effective communicators, both in and out of the courtroom. Our attorneys work closely with defense experts throughout every step of the claim to ensure that all issues are addressed in a way that will position the case for the best outcome for our clients.

Degan, Blanchard & Nash’s experience includes representation of parties involved in every facet of construction including bid preparation and/or bid protest, contract negotiation, lien and bond claims, breach of contract claims, contractor/subcontractor disputes, construction delay, construction defect and insurance coverage issues. Our clients have included property owners, developers, construction managers, sureties, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, insurance carriers and product manufacturers. Our attorneys possess the combination of litigation skills, problem-solving orientation, industry knowledge, and construction law experience to achieve the best possible solution for our clients. Whether you bring us in early on, or only once a dispute has occurred, you can rest assured that Degan, Blanchard & Nash’s construction lawyers will represent your interests thoroughly.