Construction Litigation

Canter Law Firm P.C. provides cost-effective litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution service to Owners, General Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers in the construction industry in a wide range of construction issues and disputes.  Such issues include contractual disputes arising from claims of defective construction, delay issues, disputes between and among owners, contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers, plumbing, mechanical and electrical comtractors, mechanics' liens, contractual indemnification obligations and risk allocation and tender of contractual obligations for defense and indemnification.  Canter Law Firm P.C. negotiates and drafts contracts, subcontracts and construction related documents and engages in the resolution of complex construction disputes. 

A example of when a tender of defense should be accepted can be found in a standard contract between a general contractor ("GC") and a subcontractor.  Usually, as a condition to getting the work, the subcontractor agrees to defend and indemnify the owner or GC if they are named in an action arising out of the subcontractor's work.  The subcontractor will also usually agree to name the owner and GC as "Additional Insureds" in the subcontractor's insurance policy.

Canter Law Firm P.C. often defends owners, General Contractors and subcontractors in personal injury actions and construction defect litigation.  If someone is injured on the jobsite and sues the owner or GC, the subcontractor's liability carrier will often be primarily responsible to defend and indemnify the owner and/or GC.  If the owner and/or GC promptly tender the defense to the subcontractor, and the subcontractor's insurance carrier ignores or rejects the tender, Canter Law Firm P.C. will immediately commence a declaratory action seeking defense and indemnification under the contract and seeks all defense costs from the date of the tender.   Canter Law Firm P.C. has been very successful in saving millions of dollars in defense costs for insurers who actively enforce tenders of defense and indemnification.