At Dowling Aaron Incorporated, the Construction Law Group understands the intricacies surrounding all aspects of building developments, whether the project is a small or major project. Dowling Aaron Incorporated attorneys represent owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and material suppliers in assisting them in a variety of issues that arise related to the construction process.

The group’s expertise includes issues involving licensing, insurance, bonding, bid protests and evaluation, contract negotiation and drafting. We also assist our clients through the construction process including advice during the course of construction disputes and the pursuit or defense of mechanics lien, stop notice, payment bond, performance bond or related claims which may arise during the course of troubled projects. The group is also well-versed in the defense of architects, engineers, land surveyors, real estate professionals, attorneys and accountants and appreciates the importance of protecting professional interests while simultaneously upholding client relationships. Dowling Aaron Incorporated maintains relationships with numerous professional liability insurance carriers and understands the important issues that the defense of licensed professionals entails.

Recognizing that delay, uncertainty and expenses are a part of the litigation process, the group will carefully assess the client’s dispute at the outset to determine if it can be resolved more effectively and efficiently through litigation alternatives such as mediation or arbitration — both common practices in the construction industry. This avenue often achieves better results, saves substantial resources and provides a more timely resolution of construction disputes.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Practice Group Chair, Steven D. McGee at the firm’s Fresno office, (559) 432-4500, or by email at smcgee@dowlingaaron.com.