Our Practice

Construction

Practice Contact: Ted Laperouse
ted.laperouse@taylorporter.com
225.381.0210

Taylor Porter’s construction lawyers routinely represent and advise local, state and national construction industry leaders, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders, architects, engineers, material and equipment suppliers, and manufacturers.

From construction defect litigation to disputes over nonpayment, from mechanic’s liens and bond claims to construction delay claims, from contract negotiations and reviews to public bidding law disputes, our Firm’s construction lawyers have a wealth of experience and expertise in the various legal issues facing the construction industry.  The Construction Group regularly handles litigation and transactional work involving commercial, residential, industrial and roadway projects in both the public and private sector, working with our clients to custom-tailor our services to their specific needs.  While no client matter is too small for us to handle, Taylor Porter routinely assists and navigates our clients through complex, multi-million dollar litigation and transactions.

Members of the Construction Group are active in The American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry; American Builders & Contractors, Inc.; Construction Financial Managers Association; DRI; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; National Roofing Contractors Association; and Roofing Contractors Association of Texas.

As a full service law firm, Taylor Porter offers our clients in the construction industry a broad range of the best legal services available by combining our traditional construction practice with our other specialty practice groups.  We aim to provide our clients with the fullest sense of security that all of their legal needs are being tackled by the best and brightest lawyers in their fields. 

Our attorneys’ representative experience for our construction clients includes:

  • Representing commercial general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and design professionals in lawsuits and arbitration proceedings involving construction and design defects;
  • Representing general contractors and subcontractors before the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and other state or local agencies;
  • Advising clients on compliance with Louisiana’s contractor licensing laws and Louisiana’s construction lien laws;
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts and subcontracts;
  • Prosecuting and defending clients in a wide array of litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, products liability claims, delay claims, tort claims, liens, and claims for additional compensation

Other Practice Areas Affecting Construction Industry Clients

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Public Financing and Bond Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Environmental Law and Regulatory Affairs
  • Legislative Initiatives
  • Tax Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Intellectual Property Law

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