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Construction Law


Our experience stems from successfully representing owners, developers, bankers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and material suppliers on projects throughout Ohio, and other states. We understand every stage of the construction process, from bidding to closeout and estimating to buyout of the project.

Representing Clients Engaged In All Phases of Construction

Our representation of those in the construction industry often ranges from private industrial, commercial and residential commercial projects to public projects with both multi-prime and design-build contracts. We work with a wide range of clients including owners, developers, residential builders, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals (architects, engineers, surveyors), and trucking companies. Some of the important legal services we provide to the construction industry are:

  • Mechanics’ Liens & Payment Claims
  • Litigation of All Construction Claims
  • Contract Selection, Negotiation and Preparation
  • Bidding Disputes
  • Public Construction Contracting
  • Construction Defects Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage of Construction Disputes
  • Prompt Payment Act Claims
  • Business & Corporate Law for Construction-related companies
  • Residential Construction Contracting
  • Bonding and Bonding Disputes
  • VSSR Defense
  • Employment Matters
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Our attorneys truly understand that “time is money” on each and every construction project. So, our goal is to be proactive and always address problems before they start. We understand the evolving challenges facing the construction industry, and work diligently to meet each client’s unique needs.

Our Commitment to the Construction Industry

Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP is committed to the construction industry. Our attorneys are involved with many construction trade associations including:

  • The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry