Construction Law

If you are a homeowner or a business owner embarking on a construction project, large or small, the last thing that you want is to worry about is whether the terms of your contract will cover you in the event your contractor does not perform in a timely and proper manner. If you are a contractor, you want to focus on what you do best – performing your trade. The last thing you want to worry about is whether you will be paid in a timely manner for your work

At GDR we have experienced attorneys who assist contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, owners, and others in matters arising from private residential and commercial construction projects and public works of all sizes. Our goal in working with our owner and contractor clients is to offer preventive strategies and advice before issues arise on construction projects.

We are experienced in advising clients in all types of residential and commercial construction matters.  We provide comprehensive contract services, including carefully reviewing proposed contracts to ensure that our clients' interests are thoroughly protected.  We are also experienced in advising our clients and litigating construction defect claims.

We are firmly committed to dispute avoidance and resolution of disputes through economical, and efficient alternative dispute resolution. However, sometimes disputes arise that must be addressed through the courts. The attorneys at GDR are also seasoned trial attorneys. In the event that a construction contract is breached or terminated, we can assist our clients in obtaining the results that they contracted for – either by having the project completed to their satisfaction or by collecting funds owed to them through the use of bond claims and by properly noticing and foreclosing on mechanics' liens.

Colorado law recognizes that when a person, or corporation, provides labor, materials, or laborers for a construction project or improvement of land, that party shall have the legal authority to assert a lien against the property being improved.  In order to preserve one’s lien rights, it is critical to follow the statutory notice and filing deadlines. The attorneys at GDR can assist you in ensuring that your lien rights are upheld.

Colorado law also recognizes that when an owner pays a contractor in advance for work and materials supplied on a project, the contractor holds those funds in trust for payment of his employee, subcontractors and material suppliers on the project. The contractor thus has a duty to ensure that his employees, subcontractors and material suppliers are paid, and may not use the funds received from the owner for other purposes or projects without potentially being subject to substantial penalties for civil theft. The attorneys at GDR can advise you in either complying with or enforcing your rights under the Contractors Trust Fund Statute.