Construction Law and Litigation

WCZ represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, investors, community associations, and real-estate developers in all aspects of construction law. Our lawyers work with their clients from the earliest stages of contract negotiation through final dispute resolution, offering practical, cost-effective guidance and representation focused on the unique needs of construction professionals. Our clients rely on our wealth of experience, knowledge, common-sense and partnerships with the industry’s top experts to aggressively and strategically represent their interests, protect their bottom line, and to get the job done.

Our clients include not only some of the area’s largest specialty contractors and some of Atlanta’s most prominent high-rises, but also growing small businesses, commercial and mixed-use developments, and hundreds of community associations faced with defective construction claims and other construction-related disputes. WCZ’s construction practice is scalable, cost-effective, and flexible to meet the unique needs of our clients in both large and small disputes. We want our clients to view us as a true business partner; an integral aspect of their plans for strategic growth, risk management, compliance, and collection. We encourage our clients to take advantage of us as counselors and advisors from the beginning, to help avoid protracted and expensive disputes. But when our clients find themselves in a dispute, we have their back, aggressively defending their rights and persuasively and conclusively presenting their claims.

WCZ’s clients include multiple local, regional, and national disaster-recovery and property-restoration clients, including Belfor USA Group, Inc., the international leader in disaster recovery and property restoration. WCZ has extensive experience in the negotiation and collection of multi-million dollar lien-enforcement and contract claims, defense of construction-related torts, indemnity claims, and skilled negotiation with insurers in complex, multi-faceted payment disputes.

WCZ has construction attorneys licensed in Georgia and Florida, and through our strategic partnerships with other local attorneys, we have experience representing clients in many other states including, but not limited to, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Our experienced trial lawyers understand all aspects of civil procedure in state and federal court as well as the alternative dispute resolution forums like mediation and arbitration. The following are just some of the areas our clients rely on us for representation and guidance:

  • State and Federal Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation)
  • Payment Disputes and Pre-Dispute Resolution
  • Lien Protection, Enforcement, and Avoidance
  • Delay Claims
  • Prompt Pay Act Claims
  • Change Orders and Contract Claim Development and Presentation
  • Defective and Negligent Construction
  • Right to Repair Act
  • Contract Development and Negotiation
  • Government Contracting
  • Architectural and Engineering Negligence
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Coverage Disputes
  • Risk Management
  • Bonding and Surety Claims