Saalfeld Griggs construction attorneys represent general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and property owners. Our Construction Litigation Group provides advice in many areas of compliance and operations, including lien preparation and enforcement, construction and design contract preparation and enforcement, construction and design insurance disputes and coverage, Davis Bacon and prevailing wage matters, including fringe compliance and retirement and health plans, defined benefit retirement plans and union plans and environmental issues including storm water management and environmental site assessments. We also represent our clients in disputes, including lien enforcement, construction defects, and disputes with the Construction Contractors Board.
The construction industry plays a major role in the economic success and vitality of the Pacific Northwest. The lawyers on the Construction Industry Team understand the construction industry’s important role. They combine their legal knowledge with a specialized knowledge about the construction industry to provide practical and sound advice to clients. Team lawyers represent the needs of general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and property owners in all phases of private and public construction projects.
The Construction Industry Team represents clients in the following areas:
Prevailing Wage, Employment Law Compliance & Defense:
The need for compliance with prevailing wage requirements creates unique challenges for construction contractors. Team lawyers advise clients on prevailing wage compliance and documentation issues, and vigorously represent clients in defending BOLI enforcement actions and other wage claim litigation. Team lawyers also advise the construction industry on compliance with the varied and complex state and federal employment laws, and defend employer clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal court. For more information about the Firm’s employment law compliance services, please click here.
Retirement and Health Plans:
The firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group regularly advises construction industry employers on the design and operation of retirement and health plans. For employers subject to Davis Bacon and Prevailing Wage laws, these unique plans can result in significant payroll tax savings to the employer and employees. For construction industry employers not subject to Davis Bacon and Prevailing Wage laws, the firm’s custom-designed 401(k), heath, and deferred compensation plans target benefits to key employees in ways not possible under standard plans. For more information about retirement and health plans for construction industry employers, please click here.
Real Estate and Land Use:
The firm’s Real Estate & Land Use Group assists construction companies, developers, and property owners in selling, purchasing and developing real estate. They work with firm clients and the clients of other professionals to ensure transactions close timely and efficiently, and to help obtain all necessary entitlements for development and construction. Lawyers in this group also work with contractors and developers to make sure that local and state agencies issue construction permits timely. For more information about real estate transactions and development for construction companies, property owners and developers, please click here.
Environmental Regulation and Defense:
Development and construction projects can be affected by a number of environmental issues. Previous uses of the property, construction practices, and project design can all trigger environmental concerns. Team lawyers represent clients in resolving their disputes with environmental regulators, neighboring property owners, and former property owners. If you or your company is the subject of an environmental investigation or complaint, Team lawyers will work with you to create a strategy that quickly resolves the matter without unduly compromising your objectives for the project. Lawyers in this group can also develop best environmental practices to avoid environmental liability, assess environmental risks for your projects, or answer your environmental law questions.