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Connecticut Construction Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution

by Mark J. Kovack, Senior Attorney, Stamford, Connecticut office

When home improvement project disputes (invariably) arise, a law firm experienced in construction litigation and home improvement contractor dispute resolution practices and procedures can prove to be of invaluable assistance.

 

Under the Connecticut Home Improvement Act, Connecticut General Statutes §§ 20-418 et seq., you, as a homeowner, have certain invaluable legal protections that an experienced attorney can help you use to protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors and bogus claims, including defending and discharging mechanic’s liens and possibly recovering your attorney fees.

 

Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. offers years of professional construction litigation and home improvement contractor dispute resolution procedures experience. From a home improvement project’s conceptual inception, planning and permitting, accepting bids and entering into home improvement contracts, through inspections and final approvals and certificates of occupancy, we can guide you through the construction process and help avoid the many potential pitfalls associated in addition to that and disputes and claims arising from that place. Know your rights under the Connecticut Home Improvement Act. Know what to look for and insist upon in your home improvement contract. Know what to demand from your home improvement contractor.

 

Know the options you have to opt out of a projector in defense of a contractor’s threats, demands or claims. Know the circumstances under which you may have cause to terminate your contract and how best to go about the same. Be familiar with dispute resolution alternatives that can save you money in the event of a project gone awry.

 

Under the Home Improvement Act, a “home improvement contractor” is required to register with the State and present you, as the homeowner, with his or her official registration number.

 

Strict compliance with the Act is required. Agreements between a contractor and an owner for the performance of a “home improvement,” which is broadly defined to encompass most if not all home improvement projects, is governed by the Act.

 

No home improvement contract is valid and enforceable against you by your home improvement contractor unless it:

Also, the Act directs that each change in the terms and conditions of the contract must be in writing and signed by both the contractor and owner.

 

This is an important right to know and, with the aid of experienced legal counsel, can serve as a useful tool in defending and defeating home improvement contractor claims and liens. We can also help you resolve home improvement and contractor disputes through dispute resolution procedures that may be available to you instead of the expense and cost of litigating in court.

 

We offer extensive arbitration and mediation experience in the field of construction litigation and home improvement contractor disputes. Let us explain the differences between arbitration and mediation and help you in selecting the best options for your purposes.

 

When necessary, of course, we can also deftly litigate and try in court even the most complex construction and home improvement contractor issues while never losing focus of the bottom line to you as the homeowner. We can help you avoid and/or discharge mechanic’s liens that often result from your contractor’s own failure to perform or comply with the Home Improvement Act.

 

We are fully versed in the technical and substantive aspects of defending and discharging mechanic’s lien claims.

Let us at Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. steer you through the construction and home improvement contractor process and professionally assist you with any issues you may have arising from your home improvement contract.

A law firm such as ours, with attorneys deeply experienced in all manners and methods of construction and home improvement contractor disputes and resolution procedures, can prove to be an invaluable ally to your cause.

Attorneys:

Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack is a Senior Attorney with Law Firm Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. Mr. Kovack’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation with a focus on commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury law, products liability, real estate litigation, employment law, alternative dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation), landlord-tenant/housing litigation (commercial and residential), probate litigation, and appeals.

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer. Mr. Sweeney’s practice focuses primarily on Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning as well as Elder, Tax, Business, Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Law.  He is a practical, business oriented lawyer who strives for solutions. He is experienced in setting up estate plans tailored to each client’s unique situation, including all manner of wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools and instruments.

Connecticut Construction Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution

by Mark J. Kovack, Senior Attorney, Stamford, Connecticut office

When home improvement project disputes (invariably) arise, a law firm experienced in construction litigation and home improvement contractor dispute resolution practices and procedures can prove to be of invaluable assistance.

 

Under the Connecticut Home Improvement Act, Connecticut General Statutes §§ 20-418 et seq., you, as a homeowner, have certain invaluable legal protections that an experienced attorney can help you use to protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors and bogus claims, including defending and discharging mechanic’s liens and possibly recovering your attorney fees.

 

Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. offers years of professional construction litigation and home improvement contractor dispute resolution procedures experience. From a home improvement project’s conceptual inception, planning and permitting, accepting bids and entering into home improvement contracts, through inspections and final approvals and certificates of occupancy, we can guide you through the construction process and help avoid the many potential pitfalls associated in addition to that and disputes and claims arising from that place. Know your rights under the Connecticut Home Improvement Act. Know what to look for and insist upon in your home improvement contract. Know what to demand from your home improvement contractor.

 

Know the options you have to opt out of a projector in defense of a contractor’s threats, demands or claims. Know the circumstances under which you may have cause to terminate your contract and how best to go about the same. Be familiar with dispute resolution alternatives that can save you money in the event of a project gone awry.

 

Under the Home Improvement Act, a “home improvement contractor” is required to register with the State and present you, as the homeowner, with his or her official registration number.

 

Strict compliance with the Act is required. Agreements between a contractor and an owner for the performance of a “home improvement,” which is broadly defined to encompass most if not all home improvement projects, is governed by the Act.

 

No home improvement contract is valid and enforceable against you by your home improvement contractor unless it:

Also, the Act directs that each change in the terms and conditions of the contract must be in writing and signed by both the contractor and owner.

 

This is an important right to know and, with the aid of experienced legal counsel, can serve as a useful tool in defending and defeating home improvement contractor claims and liens. We can also help you resolve home improvement and contractor disputes through dispute resolution procedures that may be available to you instead of the expense and cost of litigating in court.

 

We offer extensive arbitration and mediation experience in the field of construction litigation and home improvement contractor disputes. Let us explain the differences between arbitration and mediation and help you in selecting the best options for your purposes.

 

When necessary, of course, we can also deftly litigate and try in court even the most complex construction and home improvement contractor issues while never losing focus of the bottom line to you as the homeowner. We can help you avoid and/or discharge mechanic’s liens that often result from your contractor’s own failure to perform or comply with the Home Improvement Act.

 

We are fully versed in the technical and substantive aspects of defending and discharging mechanic’s lien claims.

Let us at Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. steer you through the construction and home improvement contractor process and professionally assist you with any issues you may have arising from your home improvement contract.

 

A law firm such as ours, with attorneys deeply experienced in all manners and methods of construction and home improvement contractor disputes and resolution procedures, can prove to be an invaluable ally to your cause.

Attorneys:

Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack

Mark J. Kovack is a Senior Attorney with Law Firm Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. Mr. Kovack’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation with a focus on commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, personal injury law, products liability, real estate litigation, employment law, alternative dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation), landlord-tenant/housing litigation (commercial and residential), probate litigation, and appeals.

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer. Mr. Sweeney’s practice focuses primarily on Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning as well as Elder, Tax, Business, Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Law.  He is a practical, business oriented lawyer who strives for solutions. He is experienced in setting up estate plans tailored to each client’s unique situation, including all manner of wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools and instruments.

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