Construction & Surety Law
Couhig Partners construction lawyers have experience in all facets of construction law, from the conception of a project through completion. Our construction lawyers have handled their own personal construction projects and hundreds of client projects across the United States, assisting clients every step of the way from land acquisition, obtaining zoning and regulatory approval, to groundbreaking, construction, and through substantial completion, punch lists, certificates of occupancy, and tenant leasing.
Our construction lawyers are acutely aware that projects do not always go as planned. We apply our knowledge and experience to attempt to plan ahead for unforeseen contingencies that may arise in a project. We are experienced in the negotiation, mediation, and litigation of construction disputes and are experienced in the entire spectrum of construction claims and defenses on behalf of owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties.
Local, State and Federal Construction Laws and Regulations
Our construction lawyers are familiar with local, state, and federal construction laws and regulations, such as local planning and zoning regulations, the Louisiana Private Works Act, the Louisiana Public Works Act, the Louisiana Public Bid Law, and the Miller Act. Our surety lawyers have expertise in all aspects of surety work, including drafting completion contracts and takeover agreements, defending payment and performance bond claims, and pursuing recovery under general agreements of indemnity.