8767 E. Via de Commercio,
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Kent A. Lang
One of the Phoenix area's most respected
construction attorneys, Kent Lang is a member of the
Registrar of Contractors Industry Advisory Council and an active member of
multiple construction trade associations. He is a Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers
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
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.
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
State Bar of Arizona: Construction Law
Section, Bankruptcy Section
Scottsdale Bar Association
Arizona Registrar of Contractors Industry
Arizona Builders Alliance
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
Independent Electrical Contractors
Association of Arizona
American Subcontractors Association of
Air Conditioning Contractors of America -
Arizona Concrete Contractors Association
Arizona Masonry Contractors Association
Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce
Parte Communications with Former Employees of an Opposing Party,"
Chapter 6.5, Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 3rd Ed. 2016.
J.D., Arizona State University, 1984
B.S., Arizona State University, 1980
All Arizona Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of
Fort Dodge, Iowa