Olympia Construction Contract Lawyer

shaking hand and hardhatIt is vital that construction companies have clear and enforceable contracts. Agreements that are vague, ambiguous, or missing important clauses can lead to a contractor not getting paid or having to pay someone else’s debt.  Such agreements often cause litigation. It is important that contractors use the right documents, and that means working with an experienced attorney to prepare or review them. Contracts are not one-size-fits all documents that work equally well for all projects. Whether you require the drafting of a contract need an agreement reviewed prior to signing it, counsel can help you understand your rights and what you are giving up. Ben Cushman is an Olympia lawyer who helps with the creation and review of construction contracts. Ben focuses on this area of law so that contractors can focus on the job. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. Our firm also serves Tacoma and other Washington areas.

Attorney assisting Olympia and Tacoma contractors with the drafting and review of construction contracts

Construction contracts define the rights and obligations between contractors and their customers as well as between contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. An agreement should define terms such as how and when a contractor is to be paid, the construction schedule, claim processes, extra work, changed conditions, mobilization and close-out, and many other things in between. By including clear terms, the parties are more likely to share expectations and less likely to face litigation or other legal issues. Retaining a lawyer experienced in handling such matters is crucial to making sure that the agreement is properly drafted.

Ben Cushman is an Olympia business law attorney who helps with the negotiation, drafting, and review of construction contracts. Ben will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your business and specific project, your role in the project, and what you hope to accomplish or avoid by entering into the agreement. He will take steps to ensure that you understand how the agreement will impact your rights and obligations. If necessary Ben will contact the other parties and negotiate or re-negotiate terms, subject to your instructions and in light of your goals. Our firm understands both the speed and the stakes of construction. We will take your project or claim seriously and make it our mission. Contact us today.

Our firm also serves the Thurston County cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, the Pierce County cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Lakewood, the Lewis County cities of Centralia, Chehalis, the King County cites of Seattle, Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, and Federal Way, as well as other areas in Washington, including Grays Harbor, Mason, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties.

Olympia lawyer meeting the various needs of Washington construction companies

Few things are as challenging as running a business. This is especially true for construction companies. This difficulty can be solved by hiring an attorney who provides quality service. This is why Ben makes attorney-client communication a priority. He quickly responds to messages and he will be available to answer any questions you may have. We take pride in the level of service we provide to contractors in Olympia or elsewhere in Washington. Our firm is ready to help you.

We can also help with other issues. These include matters related to construction liens, bid protests, and litigation.