Construction Law

Crowley Fleck’s construction law attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in a variety of matters arising out of both public and private-sector construction projects. Our attorneys represent owners, architects, engineers, surveyors, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties, across all manner of construction, including residential, commercial, and public works projects.

Our attorneys assist our clients in finding prompt, professional and efficient solutions to their problems and are committed to assisting clients at all stages of the construction process, from negotiation and drafting of contracts on the front end, through the various stages of dispute resolution. Our construction law attorneys are trial-tested and available to assist clients through the entire litigation process, including mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals. The firm’s 11 offices across Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota allow us to advise construction clients throughout the region.

Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Many construction disputes can be eliminated or limited through effective contract drafting and negotiation. Our construction law attorneys are well versed in contract drafting based on years of experience in the industry. We draft contracts which appropriately clarify roles and responsibilities of the various parties on a construction project and appropriately allocate risk, with an emphasis on providing adequate protections to the clients we serve.

Construction Defects

We have extensive experience representing clients in the prosecution and defense of a variety of construction defect claims, including deficient construction, differential settlement, differing site conditions, performance and warranty disputes, and delay claims. Our team members have experience in litigating these disputes in the residential, commercial, and public sectors and have the knowledge and expertise to assist any client who may be involved in such a dispute.

Professional Liability

Our firm has a rich history of defending design professionals, including architects, engineers, and surveyors, against professional liability claims. We understand the complexities involved in allegations of professional negligence and work with our professional clients to defend against claims that their services or work did not meet the standard of care.

Lien and Bond Claims

Our attorneys assist clients in seeking to recover payment for work performed under applicable lien or bond laws. Our attorneys are well versed in the procedural steps required to ensure payment from pre-filing notifications, appropriate claim filing, and ultimately, foreclosure, if necessary. Our firm also has successfully represented owners in defense of wrongful and inflated lien claims asserted against their property.

Mediation and Arbitration

We have extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration. Firm members use their knowledge, experience, and skills to help parties find a mutually acceptable resolution that saves the time, money, and stress inherent in any dispute. In addition, several of our attorneys serve as arbitrators and mediators and have helped resolve numerous disputes in this fashion.