What Are the Benefits of Hiring an Attorney to Review Construction Contracts?
You already know that you should never sign a contract before reading it thoroughly. However, what happens if you aren’t quite sure whether you understand what you’ve read? Whether you are a property owner, future homeowner, general contractor, or subcontractor, you can benefit from the seasoned guidance of a construction law attorney.
Identifying Potential Issues Before They Become Major Problems
Even if you carefully review your own construction contract, it can be difficult to spot the nuanced language that could provide for loopholes that may result in trouble in the future. A construction law attorney understands the ins and outs of contract language, and will be able to identify those issues before they have the chance to turn into major problems. An attorney can also ensure you are fully informed of what each clause in the contract means and what you will be responsible for under its terms.
Managing Your Risk by Limiting Future Liability
Every business venture has the potential for risk. A construction law attorney understands how to carefully manage risk in a way that protects your best interests and limits your future liability. If you are a subcontractor, for example, and you choose not to hire an attorney to review your contract, you may eventually discover that you have inadvertently violated the terms of the contract. The other party may hold you liable for the breach, and you could be on the hook for thousands of dollars. Or, if you are a general contractor who is hiring a subcontractor, you may discover that a contract not reviewed by an attorney has allowed your subcontractor to perform substandard work.
The law office of Mesch Clark Rothschild works with individuals and companies throughout the Tucson area who require guidance on construction-related legal matters. Our construction lawyers can review your contracts to assess risk allocation and responsibilities, with an eye toward preventing future disputes and streamlining the efficiency of construction projects. Call our office at (520) 624-8886 to request a consultation with a Tucson construction attorney.