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Skagit Attorneys Serving Northwest Washington
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Construction Law

The laws for construction projects, contractors, designers, material suppliers, developers, and even lenders are complex. Running a construction company or architectural / engineering firm is a tough business. If you are a property owner, taking on a construction or remodel project can be daunting. Working with experienced construction law attorneys from the very beginning can prevent problems that interfere with the success of the project.
From small home maintenance work to major public works projects, and for owners, contractors, suppliers, subcontractors, and design professionals, we are construction lawyers who offer support and services from the project planning stage to post-construction.
For construction companies, we can advise you in every aspect of your business, from forming your company, registering and complying with L&I, understanding your contract, bonding and insurance obligations and benefits, working with your customer's lenders, giving proper notice, and dealing with disputes. With our many years as engineers working in all aspects of project management and construction, we understand the complexities in the construction industry.
Construction Contract - Law Group in St Anacortes, WA
We can help with -
  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Liens
  • Licensing & Regulation
  • Project Management
  • Employees
  • Bonds
  • Warranties
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Negotiations, Arbitration, Mediation
Why hire construction law attorneys?
Construction law attorneys know the complexities of both construction and contract law, and can help you avoid serious legal problems. With the legal complexities in construction, even the best contractors and most astute property owners find they may have taken action - or failed to take action - that will result in a dispute. A dispute can escalate to a lawsuit, and construction lawsuits are expensive. Construction law attorneys help contractors and property owners avoid these disputes with sound and clear contracts from the start. The construction lawyer's support throughout the project will help you be aware of critical dates, handle changes properly, and quickly resolve disputes.
Why hire a construction attorney?
Alan Souders is a professional engineer as well as a construction lawyer with years of experience managing public works projects as well as giving legal support to commercial and residential construction. Kathy Souders is an engineer with twenty years experience in initiating and overseeing dozens of construction and environmental projects. This unique combination makes the Souders Law Group an effective construction legal team. We have served many Skagit construction companies, businesses, and property owners during the recent challenging years when the industry and owners faced the domino effects of the economic downturn. Getting the advice of an experienced construction lawyer at the start of your project or business can help you succeed.
As a Skagit attorney, Alan has helped property owners and contractors throughout Northwest Washington. Counties throughout Washington have differing legal requirements in dealing with lawsuits, and this may make a substantial difference in your deciding whether to pursue legal action in a dispute. For example a dispute in a Skagit construction project may be required to be heard and decided through mandatory arbitration if it is less than $50,000. This is not true in Island or San Juan County. Alan's experience as a construction lawyer in these counties can help you understand the proper venue for your case in making decisions about your claim or defense.