Construction Litigation


Shendell & Pollock P.L has represented developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, architects and engineers involved in projects ranging from site developments, residential developments, and commercial buildings. Whether you are a subcontractor in need of payment remedies, or a developer negotiating with architects and general contractors for work to be done, we will take the time to understand your situation and work with you towards a resolution.


 We serve as national trial counsel for a major homebuilder and are retained by insurers to represent their insureds in construction related matters. Controversies that Shendell & Pollock, P.L. has litigated have included:


 •  Scope and cost disputes


•  Delay and disruption claims


•  Materials failure and design error


•  Defective installation and workmanship


•  Warranty claims


•  Contract disputes


•  Job-site injury


•  Mechanics' liens


•  Ancillary claims, including insurance coverage disputes regarding all of the above


 In recognition of the fact that construction litigation can be protracted and expensive, we are dedicated to providing cost-effective service to its clients. The firm is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution where appropriate. Shendell & Pollock, P.L.   is also actively involved in construction dispute avoidance counseling on behalf of clients. This involves the review and negotiation of contracts in order to minimize risk, as well as negotiation and resolution of disputes to prevent litigation.


 Shendell & Pollock, P.L . has extensive trial and arbitration experience in both state and federal courts, and before the American Arbitration Association and other arbitration forums. Consistent with the firm's emphasis on cost-efficiency, each client's goals are carefully reviewed prior to institution of litigation. Specific litigation strategies are developed only after the client's goals are considered, and the most efficient and cost-effective manner of achieving those goals is determined.




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