Providing counsel on private construction contracts and disputes requires knowledge of contract law, real estate law, municipal and state land-use law, construction code enforcement at both the local and state level, consumer fraud including Home Improvement Contractor’s regulation and the New Home Warranty Program, Department of Community Affairs policy, as well as additional state and local laws applicable when building on private property. Both judicial and administrative forums are available for various construction disputes, at times with critical election of remedies consequences that can limit homeowner rights if improperly handled.
The attorneys at Shanahan & Voigt, LLC have experience in municipal and superior court with respect to construction disputes. We have additionally advocated before the Hunterdon County Construction Board of Appeals, the Department of Community Affairs, the New Jersey State Board of Architects, various land-use and zoning boards, various offices of construction code enforcement, and the New Home Warranty program. We have also worked with the county regarding septic issues, land-use approvals and compliance with conditions, and negotiation resolutions to claims made by property owners.
We additionally assist contractors and trades with contract drafting and negotiation, compliance with licensure requirements and consumer fraud statutes and regulations, penalty appeal and negotiations, disputes and collections, general business counsel, business expansion, and regulatory compliance.
We additionally review and negotiate construction contracts on behalf of property owners and, when necessary, initiate litigation.