Lang & Klain, PLC

 

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Kent A. Lang

Lang & Klain, PLC

8767 E. Via de Commercio, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Direct Line

480-809-3871

Legal Assistant

Clara Wiklanski
480-809-3867

Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Rated by Super Lawyers 

Kent A. Lang

Partner

One of the Phoenix area's most respected construction attorneys, Kent Lang is a member of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council and an active member of multiple construction trade associations. He is a Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers honoree.

Kent has a strong reputation throughout Arizona's construction industry for his personal attention and practical solutions in protecting the interests of contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in construction litigation, commercial litigation and general business matters. Kent is also widely known for his effective representation of contractors in ROC contractor licensing and disciplinary matters.

Kent's recent results for his contractor clients include the following:

  • Negotiated a settlement in excess of $1 million on behalf of a subcontractor in a dispute with the general contractor on a high-profile solar project.

  • Negotiated claims against an Arizona county on behalf of an unpaid paving subcontractor. We were able to recover all of the principal, 12% interest and the majority of the client’s attorneys’ fees.

  • Recovered $175,000 from a general contractor, on behalf of a subcontractor, on a pay-if-paid clause by winning a motion for partial summary judgment on the eve of trial.

  • Recovered more than $800,000 for a multi-state construction supplier in a lawsuit against the general contractor on multiple projects.

  • Successfully defended a mineral appraisal firm against a $3.5 million claim alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation. We reached a zero-dollar settlement with the plaintiffs.

  • Successfully represented a concrete supplier in a breach of contract lawsuit against a general contractor, recovering our client’s $60,000 claim and winning a $40,000 award for attorney’s fees.

  • Won a dismissal of a bank’s deficiency claim against our client, and the bank was ordered to pay our clients’ attorney’s fees.

  • In a lawsuit for breach of contract, won a full judgment and partial recovery for a carpentry contractor against an out-of-state owner and general contractor on an Arizona hotel project.

  • By persuading the court to invalidate a supplier’s preliminary 20-day notices served on our client, obtained a dismissal of the supplier’s $170,000 bond claim.

  • Successfully represented a homebuilder in ROC complaints, lawsuits and arbitrations brought by seven homeowners in the same development. Most of the complaints and legal actions were dismissed, and our client ended up paying just $800.

Practice Areas

Construction Litigation

Contractor Licensing

Commercial Litigation

Business Law

Honors and Awards

AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, 2018

Super Lawyers, 2014-present

Arizona's Top Lawyers, 2014-present

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Construction Law Section, Bankruptcy Section

Scottsdale Bar Association

Business and Construction Association Memberships

Arizona Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council

Arizona Builders Alliance

Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

Independent Electrical Contractors Association of Arizona

American Subcontractors Association of Arizona

Air Conditioning Contractors of America - Arizona Chapter

Arizona Concrete Contractors Association

Arizona Masonry Contractors Association

Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce

Published Article

"Ex Parte Communications with Former Employees of an Opposing Party," Chapter 6.5, Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 3rd Ed. 2016.

Education

J.D., Arizona State University, 1984

B.S., Arizona State University, 1980

Court Admissions

All Arizona Courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Birthplace

Fort Dodge, Iowa