Construction Law

Motschenbacher & Blattner LLP advises and represents owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals in construction related matters and disputes on public and private projects in Oregon and Washington.

Construction Contracts

Our attorneys are experienced in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a variety of contracts involved in the construction industry, including prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, master agreements, design services agreements, consultant agreements, joint venture agreements, and partnership agreements.

Lien, Bond, and Payment Claims

Our attorneys are experienced with filing, prosecuting, and defending construction lien claims, bond claims, and payment claims on public and private projects. We are also experienced in assisting in the exercise of suspension of work, termination, and withholding of payment rights.

Delay, Impact, and Other Construction Claims

Our work involves preparation, review, presentation, and resolution of claims for additional compensation and other damages due to various events encountered during a construction project, including changes, defective work, differing site conditions, impacts, and delays.

Construction Defect and Warranty Claims

Our work involves defending and prosecuting defect claims on behalf of our industry clients, including communicating with insurance companies and pursuing claims for insurance coverage.

Resolution of Construction Disputes

We are experienced in the active resolution of construction disputes by negotiation and mediation, and, when necessary, arbitration and litigation. We practice before the state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. We are also experienced appearing before the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and other state agencies in the administrative process.