Residential Construction

Dickinson Wright is a proud partner to many national and regional developers and homebuilders. Our construction attorneys are experienced in all aspects of residential development and construction. From land development planning and entitlement, to claim defense and prosecution, our attorneys are there to assist our clients in reasonable and business-oriented problem solving.

Many of our construction lawyers have substantial experience in contract document preparation and review. Whether preparing a master trade agreement spanning multiple years and projects or reviewing a project specific purchase agreement, Dickinson Wright attorneys advise our clients on best practices to ensure that the client’s interests are fully protected and that risk is properly allocated.

It is an unfortunate truth that contingent-fee construction-defect attorneys routinely mass solicit homeowners in residential communities. Our team is experienced in assisting clients in responding to and defeating such solicitation. They are also highly experienced in defending construction defect claims. We have successfully defended hundreds of construction defect claims involving issues as varied as complex geotechnical engineering claims, fire cause and origin, and wrongful death.

Proper risk allocation is a critical need for many of our construction clients. Dickinson Wright attorneys are skilled in evaluating project documentation to ensure adequate insurance coverage exists and that project subcontractors and material suppliers will timely and properly remedy problematic work and also defend and indemnify for claims arising from their work.

We are also skilled in advising clients on workmanship, public report, and disclosure issues. Our construction lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients before many state administrative agencies.