Construction Industry

Brown Sims handles a wide variety of legal disputes and issues involving the construction industry. The firm’s clients include architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and builders.

Business Counseling and Transactional Work

Brown Sims offers general legal counseling to its construction clients in matters including employment contracts, vendor disputes, overtime claims, wrongful termination claims, discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, liability releases, lien releases, and debt collection practices. Browns Sims also offers transactional services including business formation and commercial contract drafting, review, and revision.

Construction Litigation

Construction litigation that Brown Sims handles includes errors and omissions related to engineering and architectural services, foundation issues and other construction defects, insurance coverage and indemnity disputes, liens, issues related to independent contractor and employee status, and workers’ compensation claims.

Workers’ Compensation

Brown Sims offers its construction clients access to a robust workers’ compensation and administrative law practice, representing them in Benefit Review Conferences, Contested Case Hearings, Appeals Panel reviews, and in appeals to the District Courts and beyond. In addition to defense of injured worker claims, Brown Sims attorneys are well-versed in the administrative resolution of medical and attorney fees disputes before the Division of Workers’ Compensation and the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Due to their experience, Brown Sims attorneys are regularly called upon by their clients to provide advice at all stages of the claims management process.

Representative Construction Matters

  • Defended general contractor and builder in a defective foundation claim related to the composition of the building pad for a multi-million dollar warehouse.
  • Defended landscape engineer in a defective foundation claim related to claims that the sprinklers caused oversaturation of the building pad before the foundation was poured.
  • Defended homeowner’s association against claims that defective remodeling led to weep holes being covered up and the unintended introduction of black mold into the units of five condominium owners.
  • Prosecuted arbitration against window subcontractor for improper fabrication and installation of curtain wall system.

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