Aggressive Louisiana Construction Lawyers Fights for Clients’ Interests

New Orleans firm takes on issues relating building and repair projects

It does not matter if you are a contractor or hired one, completing a construction project successfully is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re still in the contract negotiation process or are engaged in a dispute about payment or performance, effective legal representation is critical. At Everitt & Latham, L.L.C., we advise clients in Louisiana and throughout the New Orleans area on a wide range of construction law issues. Our experienced attorneys understand what’s at stake when building and repair projects trigger legal concerns. You can rely on us to safeguard your interests whether you’re involved in a residential, commercial or developmental project.

Proven attorneys handle cases relating to construction contracts and liens

Many things can go wrong on a construction site and in the relationships between parties involved in a building or repair project. Our assertive lawyers use our detailed understanding of the special circumstances that affect these matters when assisting with legal tasks related to:                                      

  • Contracts — We help property owners, contractors and subcontractors anticipate potential problems that can occur during a project and work to negotiate contractual safeguards for any reasonable contingency. If a question exists regarding the interpretation of a provision within an existing agreement addressing construction, materials or something else, our firm delivers prompt, thorough advice so you can make an informed decision.
  • Liens — A construction, mechanic’s or contractor’s lien is a strong tool designed to ensure that those who do work on a project can get the payment they are owed. Whether you are looking to perfect a lien in order to secure funds or looking to release the infringement on your property because you believe no authentic debt exists, we handle the steps that must be taken.
  • Permitting and land use issues — Without proper authorization, a promising construction job could be stopped in its tracks. Regardless of the type of property involved, we counsel clients on permitting, zoning and land use issues so that they understand what must be done before making a major investment. From there, our lawyers advocate for the permits, approvals, revisions and variances needed to maximize the return you get from your project.

In construction, it’s important take care of legal concerns as soon as they appear to avoid larger problems. We are ready to deliver the advice and advocacy you deserve.

Tenacious construction litigators deliver strong advocacy

If you find yourself in a dispute associated with construction work, we’ll review the facts thoroughly and assess your legal rights and options. In litigation stemming from alleged contract breaches, poor construction, faulty materials and design defects, our firm presses for a favorable outcome. We realize the resources that go into a building and repair projects and always keep clients informed regarding potential costs and methods of resolving conflicts outside of court.

Contact a Louisiana construction law attorney to schedule a consultation

Everitt & Latham, L.L.C. represents Louisiana clients in various legal matters pertaining to construction projects, including contract negotiation, lien perfection and disputes over performance. Please call 504-571-1901 or contact us online for a free consultation at our New Orleans office.

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Office Location

  • New Orleans Office


    8384 Jefferson Highway
    Suite 3
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70123