Construction and Real Estate Liability

Construction and Real Estate Liability

Successful real estate development requires the talent and industry of numerous project participants. But when problems arise, what should be a close collaboration can quickly become a circular firing squad. To prevent losses on a contract and to a professional’s reputation, Montgomery & Andrews, P.A. provides vigorous liability defense services to various construction industry professionals, including:

  • Architects
  • Design firms
  • Engineers
  • Insurance agents and brokers
  • Real estate agents and brokers
  • Sureties
  • Surveyors
  • Title searchers

As a leading New Mexico litigation law firm, M&A excels in its representation and defense of architects and engineers as individual professionals, design firms, joint ventures and design teams. Our seasoned attorneys have in-depth knowledge of real estate and construction, which enables us to capably represent virtually any professional participant, from surveyors whose data informs design to title search companies whose findings secure the rights to build.

Real estate developments, especially large public works projects, carry price tags in the tens, even hundreds of millions of dollars. Errors that cause cost overruns can lead to crushing liability and can destroy a professional’s career. When the stakes are this high, development professionals must retain defense counsel with experience in complex, costly projects. M&A efficiently resolves claims arising from alleged errors and omissions on numerous projects, such as:

  • Airports
  • Bridges
  • Commercial developments
  • Dams
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial parks
  • Jails
  • Power plants
  • Residential developments
  • Universities

Our skilled litigation attorneys thoroughly investigate allegations of negligence and work aggressively to limit the effects on our client and the project. Though we are fully capable of going to trial when a dispute requires it, we can often resolve disputes through arbitration and mediation.

Counseling on risk avoidance to minimize future exposure to liability

During litigation, M&A’s attorneys seek ways to limit professional liability for our clients and mitigate damages to the project in question. However, prevention is always easier to effect than a cure. Therefore, the firm also offers risk avoidance counseling designed to assist professionals by preventing future litigation. Our business and construction law attorneys can review your liability protection protocols and offer advice on enhanced safeguards.