Construction and Surety Law
"Responding quickly as matters develop"
A construction project from concept to completion is an amazing accomplishment. There are so many intricacies in bringing a design to life, which is why Niles Barton’s Construction and Surety Group responds quickly to resolve issues as they arise. We understand that deadlines, money, jobs, and contracts are at stake, so we step in immediately to help our client and to minimize the impact on the construction project.
Niles Barton’s construction team works with clients at the beginning of each project to ensure that their rights under the contract terms and agreements are protected. Our attorneys also have extensive litigation experience in county, state and federal courts, and when possible, we help clients avoid the courtroom through alternative dispute resolution and mediation techniques. Our construction practice represents project owners, contractors, subcontractors, developers, architects, engineers, municipalities, suppliers, and bonding companies in a variety of business, construction, condemnation and eminent domain, surety bond, and insurance matters throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Our construction legal services include:
- Arbitration and mediation
- Condemnation and eminent domain
- Construction contracts
- Construction and design defects
- Contract negotiation and dispute resolution
- Delay and impact claims
- Insurance claims
- Trials and appeals
- Mechanic’s liens
- Payment disputes
- Project claims
- Property damage
Niles Barton’s surety practice has extensive experience representing sureties and commercial construction enterprises both in providing legal opinions concerning coverage and in representing their interests in litigation, including proceedings in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies, arbitration panels and in mediation. Our surety attorneys handle performance and payment bond claims, negotiation, litigation and protection and pursuit of indemnity rights. In addition to contract surety matters, we advise our surety clients with respect to numerous commercial surety bond matters, including fiduciary bonds, public official bonds, license and permit bonds and other statutory and miscellaneous bond matters.
Our attorneys represent sureties in the following bonding issues and legal matters:
- Commercial surety bonds
- Contractual rights
- Fiduciary bonds
- Probate bonds
- License and permit bonds
- Performance and payment bond claims
- Protection and pursuit of indemnity rights
- Public official bonds
- Recovery of funds
- Surety claims