Construction Law

Practice Group

Intensely driven by contracts, performance standards and regulatory oversight, the construction industry is one of the thorniest to navigate from a legal perspective.

The Barber Law Firm Construction Law Practice Group delivers specific expertise in managing risks and protecting the interests of anyone encountering construction law, from builders to subcontractors to owners.

Services

The Construction Law Practice Group represents and counsels clients around the state and across the country, keeping clients informed of construction industry pitfalls in an effort to prevent a construction issue from becoming a legal issue. When mediation, arbitration or litigation becomes necessary, the Barber Law Firm has a track record as trial lawyers who aggressively represent their clients and produce favorable results. Barber attorneys deliver experience across the gamut of construction-related legal matters, including:

  • Construction Defect Claims
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Contracts
  • Lien Issues, including
    • Mechanic's Liens
    • Materialmen's Liens
    • Lien of Architect, Surveyor, Engineer, Appraiser, Landscaper, Abstractor or Title Insurance Agent
    • Lis Pendens Notices
  • Arbitration of claims pursuant to both the American and Arkansas Arbitration Act including those specifically applying the Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures
  • Subrogation Claims
  • Mediation of Claims
  • Property Tax Assessment Appeals and Representation before Board of Equalization
  • Defenses Specific to Construction Lawsuits
    • Statutes of Repose
    • Waiver of Subrogation in AIA Contracts
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues:
    • Unlawful Detainers
    • Writs of Possession
  • Real Estate
    • Mineral Rights
    • Quiet Titles
      • Administrative Hearings before the Arkansas Real Estate Commission
    • Representation of Real Estate Agents with Regard to Errors & Omissions Litigation
  • Construction Contract Claims
  • Land Use
  • Zoning Disputes
  • Construction Accidents
  • Coverage Issues with regard to Commercial General Liability Policies
  • Civil Litigation

Client Experience

Our client experience ranges from national corporations dealing with complex litigation to Arkansas businesses addressing issues with liens, breaches of contract, and lord/tenant law and general civil litigation. Clients we represent include:

  • Residential and Commercial Construction Companies
  • Crane Companies
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Elevator and Escalator Manufacturers
  • Automatic Door Companies
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Roofing Companies
  • Property Development Corporations
  • Commercial Tenants
  • Mining Companies
  • Window Manufacturing Companies
  • Grocery Stores
  • Residential and Commercial Contractors
  • Concrete Pumping Companies
  • Building Supply Companies
  • Architects
  • Drafting and Design Companies
  • Engineers

Publishing and Presentations

Our attorneys are recognized not only in the courtroom but by our peers. The Construction Law Practice Group's attorneys regularly lead continuing legal education classes, and frequently write and present on trends, caselaw and best practices.