Top Rated Construction Law Attorneys

Antonoplos & Associates’ DC Construction Law attorneys have represented members of the construction industry for nearly two decades. At Antonoplos & Associates, our construction lawyers understand the unique business needs and professional concerns of our construction clients. Whether you are a property owner, engineer, contractor, or subcontractor, our team of talented construction law attorneys will help you achieve your goals and objectives and protect you against the competing interests of other parties during a construction project. District of Columbia construction contract law can often be complex, let Antonoplos & Associates construction lawyers take the guesswork out of construction litigation. We offer flexible pricing structures for construction law clients and have a proven track record of success.

“When somebody threatens your business interests, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.” Peter Antonoplos

Our skilled construction attorneys represent clients with respect to claims for payment, claims relating to extra work, claims for changes, and claims for delays and lost profits. We also have extensive experience representing clients in connection with construction litigation, bid protests, mistakes in bidding, and government contracts. Additionally, our attorneys routinely negotiate, draft and review construction contracts and contractor-subcontractor agreements, as well as prepare construction claim submissions. Our legal skills are augmented by our in-depth knowledge of technical design and construction details that are often the focus of complex construction litigation cases.

Our constructions lawyers are ready to assist you in the following areas:

Mechanic’s Lien and Payment Bond Claims.

Antonoplos & Associates lawyers have extensive experience representing construction company owners, contractors, subcontractors and property owners in the filing, enforcement and defense of Mechanic’s Liens and payment bond claims. Antonoplos and Associates routinely represents contracts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regarding the filing of mechanic’s liens and suits for breach of contract.

Construction Contract Drafting & Review.

Antonoplos & Associates construction law practice includes the negotiation and drafting of construction-industry contracts and related documents in both the private and public sectors. Our lawyers have significant experience in various industrial sectors negotiating and drafting building contracts, design-build contracts, construction management agreements, build-out and renovation agreements, contract specifications, tender documents, equipment purchase contracts, purchase orders, long-term maintenance agreements, performance and payment bonds, parental guarantees, letters of credit, project finance agreements and project close-out agreements.

Experienced construction law clients know the value of having a construction lawyer who is well versed in construction contract law. At Antonoplos and Associates, we take the time to review each of our client’s construction contracts to make sure that they contain the latest provisions being used in construction contract law. Our construction contract lawyers are passionate about making sure our client’s construction contracts are as strong as possible.

Antonoplos & Associates attorneys have extensive experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing construction contracts on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals, such as:

  • Owner/Contractor Agreements
  • Owner/Architect and Engineer Agreements
  • Subcontracts and Sub consultant Agreements
  • Design/Build Agreements
  • Commercial Lease Build-Out Agreements
  • Construction Loan Agreements

Construction Litigation Attorneys

For the past 20 years, the Washington, D.C. Construction Litigation Lawyers of Antonoplos & Associate have represented construction company owners, contractors, subcontractors, vendors and materials providers regarding legal issues, which affect the bottom line and their ability to do business in the construction industry. Antonoplos & Associates construction attorneys know the construction industry from the ground up, many of them having worked directly in the real estate and construction industry before practicing law. Our experienced construction attorneys represent both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of construction disputes, ranging from simple matters such as recording mechanic’s liens and stop payment notices, to preparation and trial of complex construction litigation involving multiple parties and complex legal claims. Antonoplos & Associates construction lawyers are focused on providing the highest quality legal representation for our clients, in a cost effective manner, so that w can ensure that our clients get the best legal representation in the construction industry.

Antonoplos & Associates DC Construction Law Attorneys represent clients in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including:

  • Construction Litigation
  • Claims for equitable adjustments
  • Construction defect and delay litigation
  • Products liability claims involving construction-related products
  • Warranty claims
  • Construction Defect Claims and Litigation
  • Flood Damage
  • Property’s Foundation and Structure
  • Claims Involving Improperly Installed HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing Systems
  • Construction Claims Involving New Residential Houses
  • Renovations to Older Residential House
  • Commercial Construction Projects & Development
  • Condominium & Cooperative Development Projects
  • Suits by Condominium Association against Developers & Builders
  • General Contractors Suits Against Subs
  • Subcontractors Suits Against General Contractors
  • Negligent Site Investigation
  • Defective Designs or Plans
  • Building Code or Housing Code Violations
  • Express Warranty and Implied Warranty Claims
  • Sub-Standard Workmanship and Contractor Negligence
  • Violation of Industry Standards
  • Water Leakage or Damage
  • Defective Roofing, Flashing or Window Installation
  • Electrical and Mechanical Defects
  • Failure to Follow Plans and Specifications
  • Product and Material Defects and Failures
  • Manufacturing Defects in Buildings Components
  • Physical Damage to Buildings
  • Structural Damage or Errors
  • Loss of Use Damages
  • Economic Loss Rule
  • Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims
  • Insurance Claims and Coverage Issues
  • Contractor Licensing Issues
  • Restitution or Repayment of Amounts Paid to Unlicensed Contractors
  • Suspended or revoked contractor’s licenses

For more information about construction law practice, Antonoplos and Associates DC Construction Law Attorneys or to schedule a construction law consultation, please feel free to call us at 202-803-5676 or find us on the web at

Construction Law Practice Areas

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