Construction law is a specific area of law that deals with all matters related to construction, engineering, and all related fields. Construction Law covers legal issues to do with contracts, negligence, guarantees and sureties, bonds and bonding, liens, security interests, construction claims, tendering, and consultancy contracts. Construction law does not only apply to construction companies and their employees. Financial institutes, surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, construction workers, and planners are all affected by and fall under the coverage of construction law.
Construction law is required because rarely do construction projects run smoothly and to plan. Every project will have to overcome at least one obstacle because of new discoveries made on site. Overcoming obstacles require employers to request additional work, cause delays, or increase the cost that was initially agreed upon.
The most common claims made in construction law have to do with a contractor making a claim against an employer due to delays or change in the agreed-upon work, or professional consultants making claims against employers for non-payment or breach of copyright. Employers often make claims against the contractor for delay of work, defects in work or against professional consultants for failing to supervise or properly design work.
Michael LeRoy is one of the founding partners of Fulmer LeRoy & Albee, PLLC. He is the managing partner of the firm and is based out of its Orlando office. He, however, provides services to clients all over the state of Florida. He graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1993 and has been a member of the Florida Bar since that same year. One of many areas of law that he specializes in is Construction Law.