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The role of proven legal counsel in the construction industry

1/10/2015 | Construction Blog, Real Estate Blog

The commercial construction industry is no different from any other business-related universe regarding the foremost goals of its many and varied participants.

Throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and elsewhere across the country, that routinely spells one objective at the outset of a business project: profit.

Making money is an obviously central goal of most business endeavors, and it is certainly on the minds of owners, developers, architects, builders, contractors, suppliers and the many other actors who are closely involved in the construction process.

Profitability, though, can be an especially slippery slope in the realm of commercial construction, given the inherent complexity of the industry and the many attendant risks faced by participants.

At Kaplin Stewart, we help business principals identify and deal purposefully with those risks. As we note on the Construction Law page of our firm’s website, our long-tenured business attorneys are “dedicated to reducing costs and uncertainties” associated with large-scale business projects.

The need to effectively address and manage risk is a flat imperative in the construction industry. Failure to do so typically yields a host of adverse consequences, including contractual bickering, project delay, spiraling — and wholly unanticipated — costs and, in the worst case, protracted litigation.

Our seasoned real-estate lawyers know that our assistance can be required from the very inception of a project — with contractual negotiation and drafting, risk identification, due diligence and related matters — to our presence in a courtroom should a project disruption require forceful legal advocacy to maximally promote our clients’ business interests.

We take great pride in the role we play in the construction process and the broad-based work we do on behalf of our clients. We welcome your online visit and scrutiny of our firm.