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Florida Construction Law

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Gainesville Construction Law Attorneys

Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. is a construction law firm that serves Gainesville, FL, and the surrounding areas. The firm represents large commercial contractors, business owners, lenders, designers, architects, engineers, subcontractors and homeowners and condominium associations in many matters, both transactional cases and through litigation. Our partners Michael Sechrest and Roberts Butts are both Board Certified in Construction Law, making them experts in the field. Fewer than 1 percent of lawyers are certified in Construction Law in Florida, so we take pride in our attorneys’ accomplishments and expertise.

Attorneys at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. have pursued and defended cases totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. The firm has both represented and litigated against some of the largest corporate companies, including firms on Wall Street and insurance companies throughout the world.

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Experience & Dedication

The construction field is a dynamic industry that requires careful litigation and in-depth understanding of legal matters. For example, before a construction project can even be launched, a contract must be established. This document must outline the tasks, contributions, and deadlines of each participating party. Everyone involved in a construction project must review and sign such contract.  At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., our construction law attorneys have backgrounds in business accounting and contract litigation. They are able to recognize inconspicuous flaws in contracts, understand large numerical figures, and ensure that clients are protected by construction laws and labor laws.

Along with contracts, legal issues can arise with any number of federal, state, and local-level laws and/or ordinances. Federal laws governing workplace safety and employment can impact worksites and hiring practices. State laws may dictate safety and environmental standards. Then, the city and county where the construction project occurs often have additional regulations for zoning and construction site noise levels. Construction projects fall under one of three categories: building (residential and non-residential), infrastructure (roadways, highways, bridges, etc.), and industrial. When a dispute arises, it’s usually between two or more of the following: owner(s), contractor(s), subcontractor(s), and/or government depending on the project at hand.

Throughout the years, our construction law firm in Gainesville has concentrated on construction law in order to offer our clients greater value and higher quality representation. Because of our strong construction law litigation experience, we offer our clients an opportunity to avoid the many disagreements that seem to plague the industry. Examples of these disagreements include the scope of work or plans and specifications, scope of work between the contractor and subcontractor, subcontractor substitution, and construction defects. When any disagreement occurs, you want a Gainesville construction attorney who can quickly get to the bottom of the situation and find a resolution.

Our construction lawyers have been successful in resolving hundreds of construction disputes, even arguing before state and federal Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, The United States Court of Federal Claims, and through a variety of arbitration and mediation forums. The Gainesville construction lawyers at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. are board-certified while attorney Michael D. Sechrest is board-certified in two areas, a distinction only one percent of lawyers in Florida hold. Whether you need representation for a claim against someone else or need defense against a claim brought against you, you can count on us. Our fully qualified attorneys regularly defend and represent clients in construction law cases with equal authority and success.

If your construction project has stalled with no resolution in sight, contact Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A. for construction law representation and defense. Our construction law firm in Gainesville has the comprehensive knowledge of construction law necessary to aggressively represent your case. Regardless of the stage of your project, we work with you and all parties involved to find a practical resolution to get the project back on track. Contact us today to discuss your case and find out how our years of experience and construction law knowledge can assist you and your construction project.


Knowledge and a Winning Record

Our legal achievements include multi-million dollar verdicts, Super Lawyer rankings, NADC top 1 percent in the nation, and other certifications establishing exceptional trial and construction legal skills.

The field of construction law often intersects with business matters. At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., our Gainesville attorneys recognize the significance of such understanding of two diverse fields of law. At our firm, clients can expect guidance, litigation and representation on general business issues, such as contract drafting and review; debt alleviation; business closures and sales; local and federal taxation; and bond/lien claims on property.

At Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A., you can trust that our construction law attorneys will keep you well-informed and knowledgeable throughout the process. We will keep you updated on strict timelines, procedures and the overall status of your case, while working within the borders of your budget.

If you desire aggressive legal representation on issues involving business and/or construction law, please contact our office. We handle cases on an hourly basis that is affordable and quality. For larger cases, contingency fees may be applicable depending on the unique circumstance.

Contact us today to learn more about our construction law and litigation services.

Our Construction Law practice areas include:

  • Trial and Arbitration
  • Payment Disputes
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Contract Disputes
  • Delay Claims
  • Engineering Negligence
  • Architectural Negligence
  • Lien Claims
  • Bond Claims and Surety Law
  • Construction Injuries & Accidents
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Business Law
  • Construction Contract Drafting
  • Complex Construction Claims
  • Lender Documents
  • Lender Disputes
  • HOA and Condominium Law
  • Business Sales and Closings
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Environmental Law issues

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Warner, Sechrest and Butts, PA. is a team of knowledgeable, dedicated, and highly experienced construction law attorneys that will strive to provide you with personalized and exceptional representation in the full range of business law matters. To schedule a consultation, call our office or contact us by using the form below.