Attorney Thomas F. Nowland has extensive experience in the Construction Industry and brings a unique perspective to Construction Law, litigation, and related matters and issues. Attorney Nowland understands the unique and complex variety of issues that arise in any construction contract dispute or defect action.
Attorney Nowland will work with you to understand the issues related to your matter and work with you to facilitate an amicable and reasonable outcome.
Our experience has given us a solid foundation of understanding in the following practice areas:
Construction Litigation usually involves a multitude of complex issues including but not limited to mechanic’s liens, stop notices, bonded stop notices, contract disputes and issues, construction defects and related issues, and claims on license bonds and claims on surety bonds.
In addition to these multiple complex construction litigation issues, add to it numerous and sometimes voluminous parties including multiple plaintiffs and multiple defendant contractors, sub-contractors, surety bond insurers, license bond insurers, and vendors and suppliers.
Nowland Law is experienced in litigating these complex construction litigation issues and multiple party cases. Our goal is to help our clients find decisive and timely and cost efficient resolutions.
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Project Owners as well as General Contractors and Sub-Contractors all have an interest in completing a construction project in a timely manner without needless and costly delays. Project timeline disruption can mean the difference between a profitable project and a loser. All too often construction scheduling delays lead to disputes, withholding of project funds, and eventually litigation.
Nowland Law is experienced in these types of Schedule and Delay Claims, and can advise on the process of doing a thorough investigation and documentation of the matter and finding and working with the proper professionals to evaluate and work to resolve the claim or litigation. Nowland Law is able to handle complex disputes with multiple involved parties with multiple projects and variables. Trust a firm with the skill to evaluate the situation and proceed efficiently.
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Everyone in Construction knows that projects may change or extra work may be required. However, change requests or extra work without compensation may be demanded in cases where it is not fair. On the other hand, contractors may refuse extra work or changes may be entirely reasonable and appropriate. Whether you are seeking to enforce a contract or renegotiate a contract to address Extra work & Change Orders, Nowland Law is proud to have an experienced Principal with years of experience in these matters.
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Nowland Law can help you to create aggressive strategies in order to defend a Construction Defect claim. If your claim covers defective design, defective engineering, failure of install products, longevity, insufficient installations, analysis, hazardous out gassing, structural failures, and other Construction Defect claims it may be time to get in touch.
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Most Commercial Leases allow for landlord responsibility in the area of utility access, wall exteriors and roof. California State Law also allows for improvements to be assigned to tenant and landlord or to each individually.
Disputes may arise about semantics. Contact a licensed attorney with experience in Tenant Improvements like Nowland Law. Proper counsel can best advise you how to proceed in your dispute.
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Nowland Law is experienced in helping land owners and developers in dealing with Entitlement, Conditional use Permits and Zoning issues.
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Nowland Law is experienced in handling disputes arising from insurance contracts. We have won cases for both contractors and owners. Make sure that coverage obligations are met. Upon reviewing a case, we can advise the most appropriate action. Know when to negotiate and strategize for resolution/settlement. Know when to arbitrate or litigate against an insurer or another party to recover contracts.
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Local Building Departments serve an essential job in ensuring consistency and safety. However, the legal repercussions can sometimes have vast and devastating effects. For Building Department issue review, response, and Counsel, make sure you have found a lawfirm that is competent and experienced in these matters.
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A Stop Notice is used by Subcontractors who are in dispute with the General Contractor of a project. Successfully filed Stop Notices requires whomever hired the General Contractor to withhold 125% of the disputed amount to the General Contractor. This is a legal matter which can heavily impact the project and all parties involved. License Bonds and Surety Bonds are used by General Contractors to ensure payments to material suppliers and subcontractors in the event that the General Contractor runs out of funds. Matters like these require proper counsel with years of experience in Construction law. Nowland Law has helped multiple individuals and companies in these situations to plan, negotiate, resolve and defend costly License Bond & Stop Notice Claims.
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Mechanic’s Liens (also known under different terms like “Construction Lien” or “Supplier’s Lien”) is a long-standing way for governments to protect Contractors or workers, which promotes construction growth. Whether you are at the stage of pre-filing a lien, enforcing the lien, or moving to foreclose the property, we can help.
Nowland Law is experienced in helping Contractors force a property owner to fulfill their financial obligations to a Company or Contractor who has fulfilled theirs.
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]If you are defending against a Subcontractor Action, you should know that time is of the essence. The sooner who have proper legal guidance, from a firm that has experience in these matters, the better off you may be. Proper Counsel will help you assess your situation, evaluate your options, and explore strategies for quick and cost-efficient resolution.
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