Real Estate & Construction

WHP’s Real Estate & Construction attorneys not only serve our clients’ residential needs, but also are skilled in the acquisition and development of commercial and residential properties ranging from the small office building, to the residential allotment, to the large shopping mall and other complex commercial developments. Additionally, our lawyers routinely assist owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers through every stage of the construction process. This begins with the negotiation and review of contracts and front-end project documents, working through the contract claims process during construction, and enforcing or defending against claims in litigation or arbitration. The group provides assistance with the following issues, among many others:

  • Advice to Realtors
  • Annexations
  • Condominium Developments
  • Construction Bid and Bid Protest Matters
  • Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage / Indemnity Issues
  • Consumer Sales Practices Act Claims and Contract Issues
  • Contract Claim Counseling and Management
  • Contract Review and Preparation
  • Design Error and Omission Issues
  • Easements, Rights-of-Way, Encroachments, and Other Real Estate Matters
  • Environmental Assessment Review
  • Eminent Domain Matters
  • Extra Work, Differing Site Condition, Delay and other Impact Claims
  • Mechanic’s Liens, Attested Account / Public Lien Claims, and Payment Bond Claims
  • Oil and Gas Leases and Other Mineral Rights Matters
  • Payment Applications, Lien Waivers, and other Project Form Management
  • Preparation of Deeds, Mortgages and Promissory Notes
  • Preparation of Leases
  • Representation in Matters of Residential and Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing
  • Representation of Owners, Developers, Builders or Lending Institutions in Real Estate Development
  • Re-Zoning and Variances
  • Subdivision and Combination of Real Estate
  • Tax Reductions
  • Title Options
  • Title Searches and Lien Searches