Construction litigation is a specialized field that requires in-depth knowledge of the many aspects of the construction industry. Coughlin Duffy represents developers, owners, construction managers, and contractors in litigation as well as in arbitrations and mediations.
In addition, our attorneys offer practical advice and legal counsel on matters including contract drafting and negotiation. They are familiar with the standards and practices of the field and applicable federal and state regulations, and have the expertise to litigate disputes successfully and to provide legal guidance on issues ranging from business formation to risk allocation and insurance coverage.
Construction projects usually involve a large number of unaffiliated organizations — developers, owners, architects, engineers, and contractors — who must work closely together. When disputes arise, we have the knowledge and experience to identify the rights and obligations of the various parties quickly, and the resources and talent to achieve the best result in a cost-effective manner. We accomplish our goals through a combination of hard work, meticulous preparation, and forceful advocacy, and by encouraging our clients to consider time and cost-saving alternatives to litigation. Our attorneys are litigators who have zealously represented clients in construction disputes in both federal and state court. When litigation is required, we offer the experience, resources, and strategies that lead to the best result in the most timely and efficient manner.
Our expertise includes:
- Contract drafting and negotiation
- Claims of defect and breach
- Structural failures
- Toxic mold claims
- Exterior insulation finish system claims
- Risk allocation
- Insurance coverage
- Alternative dispute resolution
- October 30, 2015 New Jersey Supreme Court to Address Construction Defect Coverage Issues
On October 30, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted a petition for certification in Cypress Point Condo. Ass’n v....
- August 12, 2015 New Jersey Appellate Division Decides Trial Courts May Require Negligence And Contractual Indemnification Issues Be Tried Simultaneously Before A Jury
In Estate of D’Avila v. Hugo Neu Schnitzer East, et al., A-4439-11T2, A-4705-11T2, A-4713-11T2, decided August 10, 2015, the New...
- July 29, 2015 New Jersey Supreme Court Rejects Extension of Strict Liability In Workplace Injury Suits And Affirms Right To Assert Contributory Negligence As An Affirmative Defense In Such Suits
In Rolando Fernandes v. DAR Development Corp., A-37-13, decided July 28, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirmed New Jersey...