Protecting Your Rights In Construction Payment Disputes

Tough economic times have had a negative effect on the construction industry. A financial drought has led to an influx of cancellations and unpaid construction work. If you are a contractor or subcontractor pursuing late payments from an owner, another contractor, general contractor or a construction company, the best investment you can make is to select an experienced construction dispute attorney.

I am Ellen Rothstein, a New York City litigation attorney with more than 35 years of experience helping contractors and subcontractors assert their legal rights. I have an understanding of how the construction industry works and will work to help you rebound from a construction payment dispute. Put my years of experience and legal skills to work for you. Contact my Manhattan construction litigation firm today to schedule a consultation.

Helping Contractors And Subcontractors Assert Their Rights

Property owners have been known to withhold construction payments claiming that work was substandard or even defective. Other times, property owners withhold payments for no valid reason. I respond aggressively to help contractors and subcontractors pursue the compensation to which they are entitled.

I evaluate the contract terms and will use those to fight back against any unfounded allegations that my clients failed to fulfill their end of the bargain. Depending on the facts involved, I also consult with industry experts such as design experts and engineers and applicable trade professionals to assist in the evaluation of your claims. I work with them to evaluate the quality of work performed by my clients. I also use these resources to perform and complete analyses, and take an active, aggressive approach to help secure payment in full for my clients, whether it is by filing a mechanic's lien to help them secure the payment owed, enforcing their lien rights, or suing for breach of contract and other related claims.

Pursuing Mechanic's Liens For Late Payments

Mechanic's lien filings may provide a safeguard for contractors and subcontractors in construction law cases. From my Manhattan law office, I help contractors and subcontractors file mechanic's liens to secure late payments for construction projects involving private property or file lien claims against publicly funded projects which, in New York, proscribe the filing of mechanics liens against the individual property. I have the skills and legal resources to protect my clients' interests during the construction lien process.

Contact An Experienced Manhattan Contractor Dispute Lawyer

Construction law disputes are rarely black and white. Often, many factors are involved adding extra complication to construction disputes. When the stakes are high, contact my construction litigation firm online or call me locally at 212-986-1441 or toll free at 866-603-7592 to schedule an initial consultation. I am fully prepared to help you secure the payments you are entitled to without putting your business relationships on the line.