Construction Law

Since 2001, attorneys at Sumsion Business Law have handled construction-related issues and have developed extensive knowledge of construction law. With this experience, we are able to effectively negotiate and draft construction contracts and litigate payment bond, performance bond, and construction defect claims. From 20-day preliminary notices to post-lien lawsuits, we actively guide contractors, design professionals, and property owners through Utah’s lien law requirements.

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Our Specialties

Construction Claims
Whether you are an employer with a claim against a contractor, or vice versa, we can help you navigate the claims process and ensure you understand all legal implications of your claim. We can help with claims related to delays and timing changes, quantum meruit claims, and all other claims in the construction process.
 
Change Orders

Change orders can often be the most difficult part of navigating construction projects. If you feel you were unjustly compensated for work, or that you paid more than you should have for changes, we will work with you and the other party to reach a mutually agreeable solution. We are here to provide professional assistance both before and after the project is complete.

Liquidated Damages

Does your construction contract have an appropriate liquidated damages clause? Have you worked with the other party to determine a reasonable clause? If you haven’t, we are here to help. If you have, but are experiencing problems enforcing the clause, we can be of assistance. Come talk with us about your liquidated damages questions. 

Liens and Utah State Construction Registry (SCR)

If you need help understanding the lien law in Utah and how to register for a project on the Utah State Construction Registry, our attorneys can assist you. If you are encountering lien issues, we are here to help you reach the best outcome possible.

Construction Changes

Was your contract changed by an inspector or government official? If so, you may be able to claim constructive changes. When an inspector makes a change to the contract that incurs additional cost to the contractor, the changes are compensable by law.

Contact Us Today!

If you or someone you know is encountering construction difficulties and would like the support and legal expertise of an experienced attorney, don’t hesitate to fill out the form below. We look forward to helping you with your legal needs.