Moving Construction Projects Forward Effectively

Construction projects may involve any number of a wide range of parties, including property owners, developers, designers, construction managers, general contractors and trade contractors, to name a few. These parties' rights and obligations are determined by a complex web of agreements.

At the Manhattan law firm of Wasserman Grubin & Rogers, L.L.P., we represent clients in the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements. Because we have often been involved in the litigation of construction disputes, we know what contract provisions must be adhered to in a negotiation and which may be safely yielded or changed. If you need a lawyer who is attuned to the unique applications of contract law in the construction industry, contact us.

Preparing and Negotiating All Types of Construction Contracts

Our attorneys have been responsible for matters involving commercial and educational buildings, the interior fit out of commercial banks, residential condominium renovations, railroad construction, and the installation of E-Z Pass. We have represented leading educational institutions, large and small banks, major corporations, a world-famous opera company, large engineering firms, architectural firms, landlords, tenants, contractors, developers, construction managers, and trade contractors in the negotiation, drafting, and modification of a wide range of agreements, including but not limited to the following:

Architectural and engineering agreements

  • Design-build contracts
  • Project manager agreements
  • Construction manager agreements, including GMP agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • Trade contracts

In some cases, we use the form agreements of the American Institute of Architects as a starting point, and modify them through negotiation to meet the needs of the parties. In other cases, we draft unique contracts or use one of the parties' form agreements as a starting point.

Paying Attention to Legal Restrictions and Opportunities

Different types of parties must take different considerations into account when entering into construction contracts. We are prepared to effectively address these issues.

For instance, if the contract is for a municipal project in New York City, we are familiar with the mandatory provisions that must be anticipated. We have also helped nonprofit entities make effective use of their sales and use tax exemptions in construction projects.

To learn more about what our firm can do to guide you through the process of negotiating a construction agreement, we encourage you to contact us.