Legal Services for the Construction Industry

Lockhart Park, LLP is a leading construction law firm with offices in Arizona and Northern California. Our attorneys focus on the representation of component manufacturers, subcontractors and material suppliers, with special emphasis on the defense of construction defect claims.

Our team of construction lawyers has decades of combined experience representing the interests of clients in the construction industry. In fact, one of our attorneys is a licensed general contractor. We provide aggressive, yet practical, representation of our clients in matters involving a myriad of construction related issues in both state and federal courts.

In addition to litigation matters, we represent clients in binding arbitrations and administrative board proceedings, such as hearings before the Registrar of Contractors (ROC) in Arizona and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), Labor Commissioner and Fair Employment and Housing Commissions in California.

Regardless of the forum, we strive to provide effective and strategic representation that achieves our clients’ legal objectives in a manner consistent with their economic needs. Outside of dispute resolution forums, we assist construction clients with their employment, collection, and payment issues, drafting and negotiation of contracts, and in understanding and effectively utilizing indemnity agreements.

We understand the unique legal challenges that subcontractors and suppliers face on projects of all orders of magnitude, whether public or private, residential or commercial. Our attorneys have represented component manufacturers, subcontractors, and material suppliers of all sizes—from Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses related to the following trades, among others:

Windows and sliding glass doors, patio doors, stucco, drywall, framing, roofing, plumbing, painting, HVAC, landscaping, grading, waterproofing, sealant, concrete, expansion joints, masonry, gutters, garage doors, swimming pools, fountains, fireplaces, and insulation

Whether your construction projects are located in Arizona or California, we understand the challenging position that subcontractors and suppliers face on a daily basis. While they are often among the first to supply materials or services at a given project, subcontractors and suppliers are often the last to be paid and bear the brunt of downstream indemnity agreements. Navigating the legal system can be a daunting task; it is often frustrating, intimidating, not to mention, expensive. At Lockhart Park we have expertise in the wider construction and real estate market in which our clients operate, as well as a very focused knowledge and perspective on the unique needs of subcontractors and material suppliers as they navigate the legal system.

Lockhart Park is a firm of seasoned and aggressive litigators who have the experience, knowledge and skill to achieve successful results in construction related matters in all forums - from alternative dispute resolution to litigation and trial. The firm’s lawyers have provided expert guidance to clients over the full spectrum of construction matters from multi-million dollar residential and mixed use developments to commercial buildings, custom projects, and single family homes.

Our familiarity and long-standing relationships with special masters, mediators, judges, expert consultants, attorneys and contractors throughout Arizona and California, provide us with a solid base upon which to draw in providing you with knowledgeable, creative, effective, and personalized service. We will guide you through every step of the legal process and are committed to being an advisor as well as a staunch advocate for you and your company to protect your rights when litigation ensues.