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Minnesota Attorneys Handle Construction Litigation

Experienced lawyers assist clients in the St. Louis Park area with building project disputes

Whether you’re involved in a simple home remodel or complex commercial construction project, disputes can cost you time and money, rob you of the enjoyment of your property, and seriously threaten your residential or commercial property investment. Bassford Hanvik PLLC represents clients in the St. Louis Park area and throughout Minnesota in construction litigation. We assist people and businesses mired in conflicts get relief and move their projects forward.

Skilled Minnesota litigators handle a range of construction disputes

If you’ve embarked upon a construction project in Minnesota, our knowledgeable attorneys provide skilled counsel for any disputes you may encounter that threaten to derail its completion. We negotiate, arbitrate, mediate and litigate cases arising from:

  • Breach of contract
  • Collections
  • Construction bond claims
  • Construction defects
  • Construction delays
  • Home improvement
  • Mechanic’s liens and materialman’s liens
  • Property, land use and zoning
  • Public bidding
  • Remodeling
  • Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA)
  • Rights of way
  • Subcontractor performance

Bassford Hanvik PLLC represents clients involved in all aspects of construction, including homeowners, homeowner associations, businesses, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, lenders, bond and surety companies, design professionals, and suppliers of materials.

Thorough legal professionals provide knowledgeable advice and advocacy

Establishing fault in construction cases often requires specialized knowledge of industry practices and standards. We will draw on the expertise of qualified professionals, including general contractors, structural engineers, soil engineers, geotechnical engineers, statisticians and architects, to bolster your case. We employ state-of-the-art diagnostics and analyses to fortify your claim.

Proven counselors advise on mediation and arbitration

Often, parties can avoid the expense and stress of litigation by making use of alternative means of resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. Moreover, many construction contracts have clauses that require nonbinding or binding arbitration to resolve disputes. Our attorneys have experience representing parties at arbitration and mediation proceedings. We seek to negotiate lasting solutions that save our clients time and money and allow them to get their projects back on track.

Established attorneys seek fair compensation

If you have been harmed by a construction defect or a contractor’s or subcontractor’s failure to perform, we will press for compensation to cover:

  • Actual damages, including the past and future costs of repairing and restoring your damaged property, and any contents damaged due to the defect (such as water damage caused by faulty plumbing)
  • Compensation for the loss of the use and enjoyment of your property, including inconvenience, aggravation, and discomfort
  • Compensation for appraisal fees, storage charges and cleaning costs incurred
  • Compensation for the reasonable cost of rental of similar property during periods when your property could not be used
  • Under limited circumstances, exemplary or punitive damages, intended to punish a defendant and deter particularly malicious or reckless conduct in the future
  • Interest on your damages as permitted by law
  • Attorney fees and costs if provided for in your contract

Bassford Hanvik PLLC is determined to help you recover appropriate damages in a timely manner for any construction litigation we undertake on your behalf.

Contact a Minnesota construction litigator

Every moment of delay in a construction project costs you time and money. To assert your rights in a construction dispute, call Bassford Hanvik PLLC at 952-679-2768 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. From our St. Louis Park office, we help individuals and businesses resolve construction disputes throughout Minnesota.

Our Office
  • St. Louis Park Office
    4601 Excelsior Boulevard
    Suite 500
    St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
    Phone: 952-285-1811
    Fax: 952-285-2881