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Construction Law

Rinke Noonan provides experienced representation to the construction industry at all stages of the construction process, from initial contract formation through post-project litigation, we actively assist clients how to navigate through, and avoid, legal land-mines ensuring that they are properly protected.

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Key Concepts

Success built on four cornerstones

Experience and Knowledge

Several of Rinke Noonan’s construction law attorneys are well known throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Our depth of knowledge of the construction industry, and the legal issues affecting the industry, is demonstrated through the articles we write, the seminars we speak at, and the cases we win. This understanding and experience enables us to provide our clients with an unique advantage when negotiating or litigating disputes.

Our practice group regularly provides advice on the following issues:

  • Resolving construction disputes through litigation, mediation, and arbitration
  • Drafting and negotiating all types of construction contracts
  • Government contracts (federal, state, and local)
  • Environmental law
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Mechanic’s lien and payment bond claims and litigation
  • Contract termination
  • Change Order litigation
  • Liquidated damage
  • Bid Protests
  • Bid Mistakes
  • Differing site conditions claims
  • Defective or ambiguous specification claims
  • Zoning, subdivisions, conditional use permits, and variances
  • New Home Warranty Issues

Communication

Our Construction Law attorneys believe that the key to success in any construction project is communication. This means that the parties to a construction contract must effectively communicate their expectations at the project’s outset, and throughout the project. We work with our clients to develop carefully constructed contract documents to protect their individual interests. We advise our clients to follow best business practices, use carefully drawn contracts, and above all, deal with quality, reputable companies.

Collaboration

We work with our clients to identify their goals and objectives for the process, include the client in determining the strategy best suited to meet their individual needs, and then vigorously pursues those objectives in order to move the client toward a favorable resolution.
In addition to collaborating with our clients on a specific project, we encourage our clients to work with the knowledgeable attorneys in other practice groups when appropriate. For example, Rinke Noonan’s land use practice group regularly assists our clients navigate through the project approval process; and our corporate practice group works to address organization, tax and financing issues.

Value

Rinke Noonan attorneys actively assist builders and owners through low-cost alternative dispute resolution as mediators, arbitrators and as advocates. If a matter proceeds to trial, our experienced attorneys are prepared to advocate for our clients throughout the litigation process. Our location, knowledge, experience, and use of technology enable us to provide sound advice efficiently.

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The following forms are copyrighted and intended as examples only. While these documents provide a general idea of the issues presented in various relationships, they are not updated simultaneously with legislative changes or new case law rulings. We strongly advise that you contact an attorney specializing in construction law prior to using any form or contract for your business because documents that do not reflect your model of business operations can not only be ineffective but also give rise to potential liabilities or unintended consequences. Rinke Noonan can provide you contracts and forms to meet your particular construction and business needs.