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Raleigh Business & Construction Lawyers

Law Offices of James P Laurie Raleigh North Carolina

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Mechanics Liens & Payment Bond Claims

The practice is a Business and Litigation practice, focused primarily on the Construction Industry and construction related matters and Clients. Representation includes Owners, Developers, Sureties, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Specialty Trade Contractors, Suppliers, Architects, Engineers, Construction Industry Associations, and other Industry participants.

Litigation representation includes Mechanics Liens and Payment Bond Claims, Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation before Federal and North Carolina State courts, Federal Contractor Boards of Contract Appeals, federal and state administrative agencies, and the American Arbitration Association.

Litigation and Arbitration services are provided for complex litigation matters, including defects, scheduling, performance, delay, and disruption claims; mechanics lien claims; Pre-Liens and Notice of Contract and Notice of Subcontract preparation and filing; payment bond claims, including both federal Miller Act and "little Miller Act" North Carolina State claims; administrative citation defense including the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NCOSHA) citation defense, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (NCLBGC) citation defense, Occupational Construction Trade License citation defense before Boards, including the NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors (NCPLUMBING), NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors (NCBEEC), and other NC State Licensing Boards; North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resoruces (NCDENR) citation defense; Initial Decision Maker ("IDM") services; Creditor claims and representation in Bankruptcy and defense of Adversary Proceedings; disputes involving project performance issues and simple collections; bid protests; commercial general liability (CGL) insurance issues; commercial transaction disputes; high dollar residential projects; and, typical construction industry contract disputes. Other matters include representation regarding miltary base construction projects, Overseas and Tribal Nation Construction Projects, frequent representation of Canadian companies, crane collapses ,and catastrophic failures representation.

AAAPANELMEMBER Non-litigation services include Lien Agent filings and services, construction industry contract and subcontract agreement drafting, review, and negotiation of terms, including negotiaion techniques and training; construction project review and evaluation; Arbitrator and Mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Construction Industry Roster of Neutrals, Federally Certified Mediator for the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, Dispute Review Board services; arbitration hosting; association for local counsel representation; education of corporate personnel on legal issues in the construction industry including notice of contract services and lien and bond procedures and deadlines; defense of employment actions and EEOC claims; consultation with out of state companies entering the North Carolina market; seminar presentation and articles on a wide range of topics for associations and companies; Board of Director representation for associations; and, typical general corporate counsel services for construction companies, including share transfers, corporate formation, non-competition covenants, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, corporate acquisitions, sale of business or assets, and Expert Winess services.

Many other services of benefit to Construction Industry participants not mentioned can be provided. Available for representation or association nationally or internationally.

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The Law Office of
James P. Laurie III, PLLC
9121 Anson Way, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615
919.256.4466 fax

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