With the huge expansion and bright economic future predicted in the Lake Charles area, new construction — commercial and residential — is forecasted to increase. While this is great news for the community, it remains true that construction sometimes gives rise to litigation. Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in construction law cases throughout Southwest Louisiana and the surrounding areas.
Our clients range from family-operated businesses to large national companies. We also work with general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, engineers, developers and design professionals in the full spectrum of construction law, including:
- Breach of contract litigation
- Construction defects
- Design defects
- Payment claims
- Enforcement of lien rights
Our lawyers have extensive experience identifying, preparing and presenting construction claims. We have established a network of outside experts in the construction field, including architects, engineers, contractors and inspectors. This allows us to build strong cases on our clients’ behalf, which we are prepared and capable of taking to trial. Often, however, our preparation enables our attorneys to resolve the disputes through negotiations that achieve our clients’ objectives while avoiding the expense and time required in litigation.
Whether you are defending your business in a lawsuit or have a payment dispute or defective construction claim, our team of experienced litigators is proven effective in resolving these matters efficiently and cost-effectively. Because we represent businesses on both sides of these disputes, we can often anticipate the legal strategy that we will face from opposing counsel and prepare our case accordingly.