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Green construction issues can be significant

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on Jul 16, 2016.

In recent years, one of the main topics in the construction industry has been environmentally-conscious or green construction. As this is a relatively new way of building, the materials and governmental mandates change rapidly. Though this is a continuously evolving topic, there are certain main tenets that developers and builders follow.

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Public construction contract issues

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on Jun 15, 2016.

If you are the owner of a Pennsylvania construction firm and you are involved in a government construction contract dispute, our firm may be able to assist you. With several decades of experience, our attorneys will do their best in attempting to resolve your case in an expeditious manner.

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Pennsylvania company faces lawsuit for alleged breach of contract

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on May 22, 2016.

On April 14, Wyatt, Inc., a subcontractor working for Turner Construction Company, filed a complaint against the company, alleging that it refused to pay for completed work and for a breach of contract. The plaintiff is seeking more than $5 million in damages via trial by jury.

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Providing legal services for the construction industry

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on May 17, 2016.

With offices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our law firm offers effective legal counsel in a variety of matters pertaining to the construction industry. Backed by decades of experience, our knowledgeable attorneys have been assisting clients nationwide with construction law issues of all kinds. From drafting complex construction project contracts to resolving construction-related disputes, our goal is to help you get your construction project completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Refinance of commercial construction loans may be possible

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on Apr 21, 2016.

Throughout the Philadelphia area there is a demand for real estate. The way in which the property will vary depending on a variety of factors including where it is located. In many areas, mixed-use developments are popular. This type of development was recently completed in Philadelphia’s Center City. As is the case with many developments, the funding of the construction was a major component.

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Reasons construction lawsuits might be filed

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on Feb 24, 2016.

Regardless of the type of property someone purchases or owns, at some point construction is usually part of the plan. Whether regular upkeep or a complete overhaul, these projects commonly require the expertise of professional contractors to get the work done correctly and in a timely manner. Unfortunately, there are many things that can go wrong along the way that might prompt a construction lawsuit. We will discuss a few of those in this post.

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$55M in construction completed on Philadelphia telecom building

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on Nov 18, 2015.

While new construction seems to be popping up all over the place, not all commercial developments involve constructing new buildings. In some cases developers spend large amounts of money redeveloping buildings already in existence. This is illustrated in the purchase of 401 N. Broad St., a year and a half ago by Netrality Properties, an affiliate of Amerimar Enterprises.

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Construction defect lawsuits can be prompted by multiple things

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on Nov 16, 2015.

There are many issues that could arise the course of a construction project. They may be between the property owner and the developer or contractors and subcontractors who have been hired to work on the project. While some issues are resolved as they arise, others result in litigation. Construction defects are could lead to a lawsuit being filed. Multiple things fall under the construction defect umbrella. We will address some of them in this post.

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Chinese Drywall and the Survival of the Fittest Insurance Company p2

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction on Oct 21, 2015.

We’re talking about an appellate decision in Florida that shows just how tough it can be to fight insurance companies over construction defects and faulty building materials. The construction material in this case is Chinese drywall that turned out, as we explained in our last post, to contain high levels of toxic substances. Thousands of homeowners, most of them on the East Coast, suffered health problems or discovered damaged wiring caused by sulfur fumes.

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