Counsel You Can Count On - Nationwide - In Employment Law And Construction Law

Concrete Legal Advice for The Construction Industry

At Harmon & Davies, P.C., our construction law attorneys understand the unique challenges that construction companies, professionals, and developers face before, during, and after the job is done. Since our establishment in Lancaster in 1978, we have gained a trusted reputation as go-to legal professionals for construction law issues.

Comprehensive Representation for Construction Stakeholders

We represent owners, design professionals, general contractors and trade contractors on a variety of issues affecting construction projects. Our construction law practice encompasses a broad range of projects, such as:

  • Commercial developments
  • Prisons
  • Sports complexes
  • Airports
  • Parking garages
  • Office buildings
  • Schools
  • Other municipal buildings and private projects

Ensuring Success from Groundbreaking to Ribbon Cutting

We are experienced in assisting clients during every aspect of the construction phase, including:

  • Structuring and negotiating project financing
  • Negotiating, drafting, and interpreting construction contracts
  • Navigating bid disputes
  • Obtaining required certifications
  • Filing and resolving mechanic’s lien issues.

Effective Resolution of Construction Disputes and Liens

In addition, we represent clients in litigation and proceedings before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, mediators, and administrative agencies. We have litigated claims related to issues such as:

  • Delays, acceleration, and inefficiency
  • Bid disputes
  • Design and construction deficiencies
  • Bond and lien disputes
  • Prompt payment

Environmental Law Counsel for Construction Projects

Our attorneys assist clients in addressing environmental issues that arise before, during, and after construction projects. We counsel clients on hazardous materials and wetlands issues as well as the interpretation of state and federal environmental laws and regulations. We also defend against citations for alleged violations of those laws.

Integrated Legal Solutions for Construction and Workforce Management

Our firm’s employment and labor law attorneys can address workforce issues arising on the construction site, such as:

  • Negotiating labor agreements
  • Obtaining injunctions to prevent mass picketing
  • Resolving disputes under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Litigating prevailing wage disputes

Our robust employment and labor law practice conveniently complements our construction law practice to take all relevant issues into consideration and make practical recommendations. We have unique experience in the field of construction labor law and have represented many contractors before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Minimize Risk in Construction by Training with Our Experienced Attorneys

Construction is a risky business. Appropriate training for both field and office personnel can increase your chances of getting paid for the work that you do and reduce the likelihood of claims being asserted against you.

When you work with our firm, you can count on us to:

  • provide guidance to owners, design professionals, general and trade contractors
  • provide legal services related to commercial development, office buildings, and schools
  • assist with structuring and negotiating project financing; negotiating, drafting, and interpreting contracts; bid disputes; obtaining required certifications; and filing and resolving mechanic’s liens
  • represent you in state and federal courts, arbitration panels, mediators and administrative proceedings
  • litigate claims related to delay, acceleration and inefficiency, bid disputes, design and construction deficiencies, bond and lien disputes and prompt payment
  • assist with environmental issues, hazardous materials and wetlands issues and federal and state regulations and defend citations
  • negotiate labor agreements
  • obtain injunctions to prevent mass picketing
  • resolve disputes under the National Labor Relations Act
  • litigate prevailing wage disputes

Our experienced construction attorneys have represented general contractors, specialty contractors, owners, architects and developers in state and federal court proceedings and arbitrations, as well as key agencies such as OSHA and DER. This experience has taught us that many potential problems can be avoided, or at least kept manageable, if training is provided and that this approach is much more cost-effective than trying to solve problems after they occur.

Seminar Format

Training often takes place at your worksite and is tailored to your specific needs. Most programs are approximately a half-day in length, including classroom, workshop and discussion time. We can combine several seminars for convenience. Because we customize every presentation, all programs are priced individually. We will make every effort to develop a program to meet your budgetary and training requirements.

Who Should Attend?

Depending on the specific area of training, anyone from the business owner to the job site foreman should attend the training, which we specifically design for the intended audience. We believe that these seminars meet the needs of the construction community and can help reduce the risks inherent in the construction industry.

Build a Solid Legal Foundation with Our Construction Law Counsel

Our lawyers can help you lay the groundwork for legal protection in your construction project. We’re here to ensure your legal affairs are structured as sturdily as your builds. Contact us online or call 717-291-2236.