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Construction and Engineering

Archer helps clients in the fields of construction and engineering take an idea for a project and turn it into a reality. With more than 80-years of experience as a leading law firm in the mid-Atlantic region, Archer has helped many groundbreaking projects come to fruition.  We regularly represent national homebuilders, general contractors, prime contractors, subcontractors, public and private owners and developers, equipment suppliers, architects/engineers and other design professionals and sureties.

Archer specializes in construction projects of all types and represents engineers and construction companies or workers who are involved with large and small projects. Our attorneys treat every case with the importance it deserves and we put our resources to use with equal dedication on both major commercial projects and small home designs and purchases.  We render our services with an eye towards affordability so the construction project budget won’t be derailed by legal costs.

Construction and Engineering Services

The experienced attorneys at Archer have assisted clients in a diverse range of legal matters related to construction projects large and small, including:

  • Preventing and avoiding claims for injury at the construction site. While employees cannot sue their employer if they are injured at a construction site, they can file a workers’ compensation claim. Further, engineers and other third parties can be sued by employees, and visitors to a construction site can sue the construction company and the engineer if they suffer an injury on site due to negligence.
  • Construction defect claims. Express and implied warranties are part of most construction projects for new homes or structures. If you discover a construction defect, or want to fight an accusation of a construction defect, you should contact an attorney for assistance.
  • Issues related to liens. Construction workers and builders can place a mechanics lien on a home allowing them to put a claim on the house if they are not paid for work performed.
  • Insurance coverage issues. Properties under construction must be insured for property loss or damage. Workers compensation insurance is also necessary to cover employee claims if they are injured on the job.

Contact Archer to learn more about how our attorneys can advise you in your construction or engineering project or claim.

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