Construction Law

Attorneys at Udall Law Firm have extensive experience representing a wide range of clients in the construction industry. From developers, investors, lenders, insurers and sureties to general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals, our depth of experience allows us to effectively handle a full range of construction related matters.

Our attorneys offer an effective and proactive approach to claims and project management in order to minimize the need for litigation. This includes negotiating and drafting agreements, actively monitoring their implementation and handling any corresponding project-related disputes. In addition to construction defect matters, our attorneys represent clients in connection with payment disputes, project design issues, bid protests, licensing matters, and delay claims.

At Udall, we strive to facilitate informal, mutually beneficial solutions to head off any potential claims and to minimize the need for litigation. Fully realizing that at times, formal dispute resolution is needed, Udall attorneys have a proven record of successfully representing clients in mediation, arbitration, lawsuits and administrative actions, including complaints filed with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Udall attorneys are adept and experienced in developing claim and defense strategies that result in successful outcomes for a full range of clients, enabling us to provide more effective representation, anticipating the point of view of each party involved. Our construction practice includes representation of project owners, developers and investors, lenders, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, insurers, sureties, municipalities and government agencies. In addition, some of the trades we represent include electrical, roofing, grading, drywall, patio and retaining walls, concrete flatwork, deck and balcony weatherproofing, and plumbing.

For more information about this practice area, please contact one of our experienced attorneys listed below.

International Machinery Manufacturer Claim Resolved

Peter Akmajian and Janet Linton are pleased to announce the resolution of an American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution claim. The Firm’s client, an international manufacturer of construction machinery, was sued for breach of contract and for alleged violations of the Arizona Dealership Equipment Act by a local dealer. The dispute has been ongoing since 2010.   ©2013 All rights reserved. Articles and other postings on this website are only for the purpose of providing readers with updates … Continue reading

Arizona Construction Law News, Yanni v. Tucker

In Yanni v Tucker, 2CA-CIV 2013-0024, 11/20/13, Div 2 of the Az Court of Appeals held that a homeowner may not sue a subcontractor for breach of implied warranties. The homeowner may, of course, sue a contractor with whom they have a contract, but without such privity, there is not a cause of action. In this case, the homeowner sued the plumbing sub alleging defective work. The sub defended on the basis that it had no contract with the homeowner … Continue reading

Changes to Construction Law Regarding Latent Defects

The construction industry was just dealt a significant blow with respect to its efforts over the years to limit risk of and exposure to claims for latent construction defects (those that are hidden and cannot be discovered until much time has passed since completion of construction). The strongest legislative mechanism providing such protection, through an absolute cut-off of claims after a certain period of time, is Arizona’s statute of repose, found at Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 12-552(A). That statute … Continue reading

Announcement from Udall Law’s Commercial Litigation Group

The commercial litigation group is pleased to announce a favorable settlement of a construction defect case relating to a custom home. The Firm represented the custom home builder in defending the home owner claims, and asserted third party claims against certain subcontractors for deficient work. The settlement resolved the home owner claims and resulted in a recovery for the home builder on the third party claims. This case was lead by Thomas D. Laue (partner) and Jeanna Chandler Nash (partner). … Continue reading

John J. Brady

JOHN J. BRADY – Partner Practice Areas: • Commercial Transactions • General Contract • Land Law Continue reading

Marc Cullen Goldsen

MARC CULLEN GOLDSEN – Partner Practice Areas: • Real Estate • Business Transactions • ERISA / Employee Benefits • Indian Law • Construction Law • Water Law Continue reading

Thomas D. Laue

THOMAS D. LAUE – Partner Practice Areas: • Business & Commercial Litigation • Products Liability • Transactional Law Continue reading

Melissa Petro

MELISSA PETRO – Partner Practice Areas: • Business & Corporate Law • Real Estate-Acquisition, Leasing & Construction Law • Intellectual Property • Mergers & Acquisitions • Estate Planning & Probate • Charitable & Exempt Organizations Continue reading

Lawrence S. Rollin

LAWRENCE S. ROLLIN – Partner Practice Areas: • Business & Corporate Law • Real Estate, Leasing, Development & Construction Law • Intellectual Property • Mergers & Acquisitions • Employment & ERISA / Employee Benefits • Charitable & Exempt Organizations Continue reading