2 of the Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Dealing with Eminent Domain

When faced with an eminent domain notice, what landowners do next is very important to ensure that they get proper compensation. This is a result of the government’s obligation to pay a full market or fair market price for the property. Most property owners facing eminent domain can also include damages such compensation for attorney... read more

4 Things You Should Know About Eminent Domain

Have you ever visited an old neighborhood or home you haven’t been to in several years only to find it replaced by a road, bridge or shopping mall? If you have, then you've witnessed the effects of eminent domain. Backed by the power of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, this clause states that... read more

A Landowner’s Right: Getting the Representation You Need for Project SH 68

Unbeknownst to many homeowners, a city council or state or federal government can deem your piece of land for “public use”. While handling a case of eminent domain might be out of your hands, a clause in the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, however, limits the government’s right to take homeowner property for public use... read more

8 Things to Keep in Mind Before Signing a Construction Contract

In the construction industry, you’ll find yourself in this situation time and time again: signing a contract to work on a project as a contractor or subcontractor. Ideally, these documents are meant to define what the responsibilities are for all parties involved in the project are, obligations to each other, delivery of products or services... read more

Construction Basics: What You Should Include in Your Contract

Those in the construction business know the excitement that comes with landing a new contract, especially if it’s a great client with an interesting project. It’s easy to sometimes overlook essential clauses and outlines, but a contract will not only protect you, it will also ensure that work gets done. Some clients get very enthusiastic... read more

4 Tips to Consider When Drafting a Construction Contract

Construction contracts can be simple or tremendously complex. At Fryer & Hansen, we pride ourselves in having extensive knowledge in construction law, legal disputes and anything that comes with dealing with construction projects. We’ve put together a little how-to when writing your first construction contract. Even the word sounds complicated, but if you do your... read more

The Differences Between Bench Trials and Arbitrations in Construction Law

One of the most common contracts used in construction and various energy industries is the arbitration clause. Many who specialize in construction law, when faced with a choice between the two, insist on arbitration despite its pitfalls. A bench trial is also a great and viable alternative to arbitration. Let's talk about the two. Call... read more

5 Tips for Avoiding Ambiguity in Construction Contracts

Ambiguities usually arise for a number of reasons in contracts. These stem from lumping in numerous factors and documents - such as general conditions, principal agreements, specifications and change orders - into a single contract. What leads to these situations? Most of the time, it’s the rush to finalize contracts that causes problems, and if... read more

Using Mechanic’s Lien and Bond Claims to Get Paid in Construction

Professionals working in construction, such as contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, carpenters, plumbers and others, have a right to be paid the total amount owed for their work and in a timely manner. Mechanic’s lien protects these professionals by ensuring that they receive their money. A lien is the right to possess property that belongs to... read more

An Overview of Construction Contracts and Defective Construction Work

When a new construction project is underway, there are contracts that all parties involved must abide by if they agree to them; these contracts are a part of construction law. This contract agreement ensures that the project will be completed in a timely manner and according to the specifications listed in within. An official construction... read more