Construction Law

, Construction Law

Experienced Attorneys in Florida Construction Matters

Representation for Construction Industry Professionals

Mateer & Harbert’s significant experience in construction law has enabled us to represent a variety of professionals in the construction industry. Our clients include property owners, developers, construction managers, sureties, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Our comprehensive services allow us to counsel clients throughout the construction process from conception to completion, including warranty periods and claims resolution. The attorneys in our practice possess the skill and experience to advise clients on construction contract preparation, bid protests, minority or woman-owned business certification issues, lien and bond claims, and breach of contract claims. Although we have significant experience in litigating construction matters through trial, we recognize the benefits of early resolution strategies such as arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. This commitment to understanding our clients’ needs and providing cost-effective legal solutions has earned our team a reputation for excellence.

Legal Assistance for Project Development

As construction attorneys, we supply legal advice to participants in the construction industry. Buying land and building a property commonly requires financing from a creditor. Construction lawyers help prepare and negotiate the loan documents, defining the bank’s rights, bondholders, or other funding sources. We can assist owners and developers decide on design-bid-build, design-build, or multi-prime construction. In public projects where the owner is a city, county, state, or arm of the federal government, a construction lawyer can file a bid protest to challenge the fairness of the bidding process.


Construction lawyers draft and negotiate agreements between the owner and general contractor or the general contractor and its subcontractors. Construction lawyers document insurance and bonding arrangements to secure work performance and protect the parties against property damage or personal injuries. Our lawyers represent parties in the resolution of disputes over contract performance or interpretation. We ensure payment is rendered to our clients on their projects. We protect our clients’ rights, provide expert assistance in negotiation, and prepare and review contracts and agreements.

At Mateer & Harbert, we represent clients in legal procedures such as:

  • Subcontractor Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Developer Agreements
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Contracts
  • Lien Foreclosures
  • Breach of Contract Litigation
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Permit, Zoning, and Administrative Appeals
  • Construction Delay Claims
  • Bond Claims

Get in Touch with an Experienced Construction Attorney Today

Since our firm was founded in 1960, we have built longstanding relationships on traditional values of diligence, dedication, loyalty, and hard work. We are a full-service law firm serving clients in all areas of construction law. For more information regarding our construction law practice, please contact our office in Orlando today at 407-425-9044.

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