Moretz & Skufca, PLLC represents and counsels members of the construction industry throughout North Carolina, including developers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and insurance companies.
The nature of the construction industry involves multiple parties working together on a project. Although each party shares the common goals of completing the project on time, within budget while performing quality work; disputes often arise when there is a disagreement in regards to performance or payment. At Moretz & Skufca, we not only work with our clients to resolve the dispute and insure the financial success of our client's company, but we also understand the need to preserve the relationship between the parties involved and maintain the ability to work with each other on future projects.
Arbitration, Lawsuit, or Settlement
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who seek favorable settlements outside of court whenever possible. At the same time, when negotiations fail to achieve the required result, our attorneys zealously represent our clients in court or arbitration.
Most construction contracts contain provisions which require arbitration, however, the rules and procedures for how to conduct the arbitration are not contained within the contract. Arbitration is misunderstood by many in the construction industry, including attorneys. A command of the arbitration rules and procedures has a significant impact on the outcome of the arbitration. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience of handling construction cases pursuant to the American Arbitration Association (AAA) rules and the North Carolina Arbitration Act (www.adr.org).
The Moretz & Skufca Construction Litigation team represents clients in all construction related claims, including:
- Liens – filing, perfection, enforcement, and defense
- Breach of Contract
- Breach of Warranty
- Construction Defects
- Delay, Substantial Completion, and Liquidated Damanges
- Contract Termination
- Payment and Performance Bonds
Our firm's knowledge and experience in the areas of real estate law and business law further complement and strengthen the construction law practice.
Construction Law Resources
- Click here for a copy of our PowerPoint presentation on the new contractor's lien laws which go into effect April 1, 2013.
- Click here for a copy of the current lien law, current through 2012.
- Click here for the most recent changes to the lien law enacted the last week of March, 2013, which are not yet reflected on the General Assembly's website.