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Results for Contractors in Construction Litigation

Our Phoenix construction lawyers offer contractors a valuable track record of positive results, including the most recent cases described below

The following outcomes do not include licensing-related results involving the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Recovered the entire principal ($267,500) plus 18% interest and the vast majority of the excavation contractor’s attorneys’ fees and costs in a lawsuit against a developer who refused to pay for construction work about which there were no complaints.

Through arbitration, we obtained 100% of the principal, 18% interest and all of a gymnasium floor subcontractor’s attorneys’ fees and costs in a lawsuit against the general contractor, who refused to pay despite being paid for the work by the owner.

Negotiated a settlement with an Arizona city on behalf of a general contractor in the construction of an airport runway. We convinced the city to waive liquidated damages and issue a check for more than $425,000 without having to file a lawsuit.

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.

Successfully represented a local roofing contractor against the owner of a large condominium complex who refused to pay more than $150,000 in insurance proceeds earmarked for roofing work. We recovered the entire amount of the claim plus our client’s attorney’s fees.

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.

Sued the owner of an apartment complex for wrongful termination of a contract with a roofing contractor. Without performing any work on the project, our client recovered the entire projected profit that they would have realized if the contract had been honored.

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.

Sued the owner of a medical facility to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien, recovering 100% of the principal (more than $120,000) and obtaining attorney’s fees, costs and 18% interest pursuant to the Arizona Prompt Payment Act.

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.


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Arizona Prompt Payment Law Mechanics' Liens and Stop NoticesPayment Bond Claims on Private ProjectsPayment Bond Claims on Public Projects

Our attorneys can help you in all phases of dealing with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors: licensing, complaints, and appeals of license revocations or suspensions.