Construction Law

Rossway Swan has represented clients across the construction industry for decades. Many clients call upon the firm at the outset of a project to assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating design, construction, and consulting contracts and to assist in taking affirmative steps at the front-end of a project, which are designed to minimize the likelihood that claims and disputes will arise later.

Rossway Swan is dedicated to providing a Construction law practice that is both diverse and dynamic. Our construction lawyers work diligently each day to provide effective assistance with identifying, addressing, and efficiently resolving both one-time and reoccurring problems and issues faced by any one of a myriad of participants involved in the construction process. Our collective knowledge and experience attracts clients from the entire spectrum of the construction industry. Our clients include private and public owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, engineers, real estate developers, lending institutions, real estate investors and others.

Our firm’s construction litigation lawyers have been involved in a wide variety of complicated construction claims. Rossway Swan is often called upon during the course of a project to assist as issues arise so that claims can be avoided if possible. Our construction attorneys are prepared to handle claims, disputes, litigation, mediation, or arbitration proceedings that may arise during a construction project. Our extensive experience in presenting, defending, negotiating, arbitrating, mediating, and trying complex construction claims and disputes—and the insight we have gained from that extensive experience—help us to better anticipate and avoid the problems that can arise on a construction project, and thus better serve our clients.

Florida Construction Defect Disputes

Our construction attorneys have extensive knowledge of the legal requirements under Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes for construction defects. The construction defect process is an alternative method to resolve construction disputes provided by Florida law to reduce the need for litigation as well as protect the rights of property owners. The legal requirements and procedures of construction defect cases are very detailed and precise. The failure  to comply of a home owner or contractor can cause the loss of rights. The firm’s construction lawyers help guide clients through the legal requirements to ensure compliance with the law. Construction defects can be cause by a variety of factors including material quality, design flaws, installation failures and construction site operation and maintenance issues. Common construction defect claims involve: driveway cracking, drywall cracking, mold, water build-up due to poor drainage, structural issues, roof leaks, window leaks, and corrosion of materials.

With three offices located in Melbourne/Viera, Vero Beach and Coral Gables, the law firm of Rossway Swan serves clients throughout Florida. Contact us today to speak with one of our construction attorneys.