Why Contractors Need Experienced Legal Counsel
Silverberg P.C. understands business operations and the construction trade. Because we assist businesses and construction companies throughout the New York metropolitan area, we also understand the legal obstacles home improvement contractors face when trying to run a profitable trade in an increasingly competitive field.
We will fight for you. Attorney Karl Silverberg keeps himself updated regarding trends in the building industry. Mr. Silverberg serves as general counsel to the board of directors of the Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). He also knows how to negotiate and try business, construction and commercial litigation cases in court.
Building Contractors Face A High Level Of Regulation
Home improvement contractors are subject to regulation at the state level, at the county level in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, and in New York City’s five boroughs, as well as at some town, village and city levels.
By New York state statute, contracts between home improvement contractors and homeowners must contain certain information and certain protections for the homeowner. Under the New York State Lien Law, payments made by a homeowner in advance of the contractor performing the work are deemed trust funds, and the contractor is under a fiduciary duty to hold such funds for application of the work.
As a contractor, you will need a trusted lawyer to guide you through the regulatory process. Located in Long Island, Silverberg P.C. long has provided remodeling contractors advice regarding a wide variety of legal issues throughout the New York City area.