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New York Construction Law Blog

A construction defect lawsuit can hurt your company

Posted by Karl Silverberg | May 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

From faulty drains to foundation cracks and water intrusion, construction defects can lower a structure's value and compromise residents' safety and health. Besides, it can be costly and challenging to resolve construction defect lawsuits. As a result, construction industry professionals need to ...

When can you sue your architect or engineer?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Mar 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

As a general contractor, you take full responsibility for the outcome of your projects with your clients – but that doesn't mean you can't seek redress when someone else gave you bad information. Whether you have been working on a new construction project that has gone sour or a renovation that e...

3 things to consider when a customer complains

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Dec 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

One thing that most construction companies have to deal with is trying to ensure that clients are happy with the finished project. This isn't always as easy as it might seem.  It's best to have a plan for handling customer complaints before you get the first one. Even if you've handled issues in ...

Challenging a mechanic’s lien in New York

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jan 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do you have a mechanic's lien attached to your Bronx property? If so, selling it could be a major issue. Mechanic's liens can end up being a serious problem for property owners. Once they're attached to a property by a contractor or a supplier, they can interfere with your ability to sell the pro...

Should you ask to get paid in advance as a contractor?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Oct 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

You enjoy working as a contractor. What you don't enjoy is doing that work and then having customers refuse — or “forget” — to pay you. After it happens a few times, you may decide that you want to start asking for money upfront. After all, getting paid in advance will help your cause because tha...

Why do construction projects go over budget?

Posted by Karl Silverberg | Jun 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

You take on a construction project, confident in your quote. As you get into it, though, you start to fear that it's realistically going to go over the budget. Why does this happen? One reason is just that you can uncover issues you did not anticipate. Maybe you thought that the slab had already ...

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