Construction Law

Representation for Development Projects and Construction Disputes

The management of large construction and development projects requires coordinating the work of multiple parties and addressing scores of issues and potential complications each day. When disputes arise or delays put a project at risk, ensuing litigation can derail a once-promising project.

At McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker (MDSW), we work with owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals on all aspects of private and public development projects. Years of handling contract negotiation, project management, lien resolution, and insurance and surety matters, along with our extensive litigation experience, allow us to provide comprehensive services for clients in the construction industry.

Moving Projects Forward While Protecting Clients from Risk

We know that risk is inherent in any large development project. But we focus on minimizing that risk and insulating our clients from exposure during pre-construction transactional representation. If disputes do arise, our combination of litigation acumen and construction industry experience provides our clients with a distinct advantage.

We are prepared to vigorously advocate for our clients’ interests while simultaneously looking for creative ways to resolve disputes fairly and efficiently. Everyone wants to get paid and everyone wants a project to move forward towards completion; the goal is to stand firm while also finding common ground that can bring matters to an amicable resolution.

Strong Advocacy in Construction Disputes

MDSW’s construction law attorneys handle all manner of construction issues and disputes on the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland, including:

  • Contract bidding and negotiation
  • Zoning and land use
  • Highway construction
  • Construction defects and failures leading to personal injury
  • Claim review, preparation and analysis
  • Scheduling issues, including delays, inefficiencies, interference, compression, acceleration, and related issues
  • Differing site condition claims
  • Design issues
  • Bonding/surety issues
  • Product failures
  • Liquidated damages disputes
  • Construction insurance
  • Termination issues
  • Liens
  • Dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal courts

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We pride ourselves on our accessibility and responsiveness and are always available to provide real-time project guidance and advice. We work tirelessly to remove obstacles to project completion when they arise and protect the rights and reputations of our clients when they are implicated in a project’s deficiencies.

Whatever role you play in a development project, the Eastern Shore construction lawyers at McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker can provide you with sound guidance and trusted counsel. With over 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys provide high-level representation and a superior client experience focused on results. Simply choose an attorney from the above list and use the supplied contact information to start a conversation.