Design, Engineering, & Construction Attorneys - Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia & Greenville

Our attorneys have reputable success achieving favorable resolutions for construction defect claims.

We represent local, national, and international architectural and engineering firms, general contractors, subcontractors, builders, sureties, insurance carriers and material suppliers in construction matters. Our team of construction attorneys has extensive experience in preparing and negotiating contracts and providing counsel to construction participants – assisting them in evaluating and controlling financial risks before construction commences.

Our partners have provided contract advice to construction participants in a wide range of transactions including:

  • Design-build contracts
  • Owner-architect agreements
  • General construction contracts
  • Subcontracts
  • Building material sales contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Master services agreements
  • Government contracts

Once construction commences, we have an array of experience litigating claims of various types including contract claims and claims of alleged construction defects. These matters are often related to:

  • Delay or disruption damages and change orders
  • Differing site conditions
  • Wrongful contract termination
  • Defective design and construction of residences
  • Large multifamily building defect class actions
  • Grading and geotechnical claims
  • Building collapses
  • Water intrusion cases involving commercial and residential claddings, brick and stucco
  • Claims for defective subdivision infrastructure causing soil erosion and water damage to adjoining landowners
  • Bond claims and mechanic’s liens
  • Construction collections matters

Our current partners are rooted in building trades with significant exposure to structural steel and metal detailing, fabrication and erection, sheet metal fabrication and operation of HVAC systems. Their experience includes both direct application in the field as well as project management and estimating in the private bidding projects. Attorneys assigned to design and construction matters also have experience in the following residential and commercial projects:

  • Installation of roofing systems
  • Waterproofing
  • Interior finish systems
  • Acoustical ceilings
  • Light gauge metal framing systems
  • Installation of exterior claddings on commercial structures

We have cultivated valuable contacts among experts in a number of disciplines relevant to construction contract claims and construction defect defense. Our attorneys have demonstrated the ability to achieve successful resolutions for clients that are consistent with the client’s goals.

Real world experiences have provided a unique perspective in understanding the challenges faced by construction professionals. To that end, Gallivan White Boyd has represented a wide variety of clients who are involved in all phases of the construction process. This broad array of clients includes:

  • Developers
  • Owners of commercial and industrial properties
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Material suppliers
  • Design professionals
  • Insurance carriers

Our law offices are located in Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, and Greenville.

For more information or to speak with an attorney, please contact one of our office locations:

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