Legal Services for the Los Angeles Construction Industry
Our Los Angeles business lawyers at The Mirkhan Law Firm provide an array
of construction services including contract negotiation and development
for medium and large sized ventures, claims assistance throughout the
staging, design, and construction of projects, arbitration, litigation,
mediation, lien actions, trial, and appellate services. The firm is proud
to represent a diversity of clients, such as residential and commercial
project owners, construction managers, design professionals (i.e. engineers,
architects, surveyors), contractors, and subcontractors (including framers,
roofers, stucco subs, plumbing subs, sheet metal subs, graders, rebar
fabricators and installers, HVAC subs, landscapers, glass/window installers,
concrete subs, fire protections subs, and material and equipment suppliers).
The firm offers comprehensive construction law services that encompass
the following eight categories:
Continuous Counseling & Advice to design professionals : the firm offers practical guidance regarding any needs and challenges,
risks and rewards, and liabilities and duties of each of the parties involved
in the construction process, with particular emphasis on design delivery
and implementation methods, construction and project financing, and project
Litigating Construction cases in State & Federal Courts : the firm provides comprehensive construction legal representation throughout
all stages of the litigation process. We represent a variety of clients
including residential and commercial project owners, construction managers,
design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors in the Superior
Court of California through trial and post-trial motions, as well as on
appeal. We also represent clients in Federal Court when the dispute is
between citizens of different states and the amount in dispute is over $75,000.
Sustainable Design Solutions : The firm actively assists project managers in achieving sustainable design
solutions. The firm has extensive knowledge and expertise on the subject
of green building standards including LEED, Green Globes, the Living Building
Challenge, BREEAM, CASBEE, and the International Green Construction Code.
Some of the firm’s attorneys are also LEED Accredited Professionals.
In addition, the firm counsels construction owners with green building
incentive programs, such as tax credits, tax deductions, financing, and
the acquisition of permits and grants.
Construction Contract Review, Negotiation & Drafting : The firm provides advice and assistance to project owners, design professionals,
construction managers, contractors, and subcontractors regarding contract
negotiation and drafting, and counseling on how to best select the most
appropriate project delivery systems such as the traditional design –
bid – build, design – build, integrated project delivery.
The firm has expertise in the various families of construction documents
including the AIA Contract Documents, Consensus Docs, DBIA, EJCDC, and FIDIC.
Financing of the Construction Project : The Mirkhan Law Firm offers guidance to project owners and managers with
respect to procuring financing for any possible construction projects.
The firm also offers risk assessment and management throughout the planning
and execution stages of the project.
Dispute and Conflict Resolution : The firm provides assistance to construction project stakeholders in
resolving disputes throughout the duration of the construction process
using methods such as mediation as well as non-binding and binding arbitration.
The firm’s attorneys have successfully mediated and arbitrated construction
disputes via services such as JAMS, Judicate West, AAA, and BBB.
Construction Project Implementation : The firm assists project participants with legal issues which arise for
project stakeholders at all stages of the construction execution process
and provides practical advice on managing construction risks to minimize
Mechanic’s Liens, Surety Bonds, Insurance : The firm supports construction project participants with all legal and
non-legal options pertaining to insurance coverage and disputes, sureties,
mechanics liens, and construction bonds.