Answering Your Frequently Asked Construction Dispute Questions
If you have questions about construction disputes in New York, Silverberg P.C. is here to answer them. The firm offers clients more than 15 years of experience resolving complex construction disputes on Long Island and throughout the New York City metro area.
Following are answers to a few frequently answered questions about construction disputes in New York:
How Are Construction Disputes Resolved?
There are a number of dispute resolution options available, depending upon the nature of the dispute, contractual obligations and other factors. When possible, parties can resolve their disputes efficiently through negotiation, sparing the need for costly litigation. When parties cannot find common ground, however, it may be necessary settle the matter in court. If circumstances permit, parties may choose to resolve their disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation.
How Can I Collect A Construction-Related Debt?
Construction professionals have a number of legal remedies available to them for the collection of debts, including mechanic’s liens, public improvement payment bonds, the trust fund statute, claims under Lien Law Art. 3-A and the prompt payment statute.
An experienced collections attorney can help you pursue the most cost-effective means of protecting your right to payment.
When Does Prevailing Wage Law Apply?
When a construction project falls under a public work contract, contractors and subcontractors must pay all employees the prevailing rate of wages and supplements. Prevailing wage rates are set by law, annually by profession, by the New York City Comptroller.