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Construction and Development


Legal assistance is provided for the demolition, construction and renovation of hotels, restaurants, apartments, shopping centers and other commercial properties. We give detailed attention to all contracts and subcontracts, whether in AIA or other formats, and whether fixed price, cost plus or G-Max. We provide legal counsel for design-build and fast track projects, construction management agreements, architectural and engineering contracts, and contracts with other service providers and material suppliers.

Our firm advises and assists clients with course of construction insurance, controlled insurance programs, payment and performance bonding, completion guarantees, letters of credit for security, contractual indemnification, mechanics' lien issues, licensing due diligence and related matters.

We are adept at assisting clients with contract administration and with dispute resolution related to conflicts arising during construction. We focus on handling such disputes in a manner that will help you avoid the aggravation, uncertainty and expense of litigation.

We will guide you through the complexities of construction contracts in a way that is tailored to meet your objectives, with the aim of assuring the completion of a successful project.


At Kiser Law Partners, we provide legal counsel and representation concerning all facets of real estate development and construction. Whether you are a real property owner, developer, contractor, construction manager or other real estate professional working in project development or construction, you will benefit from the perspective gained through our experience.

We are closely attuned to the needs of those involved in real estate, and can assist you with negotiation and preparation of the numerous types of agreements between development principals, equity and debt capital providers, professional service firms and construction contractors, as well as with obtaining approvals and permits from governmental entities and agreements with adjacent property owners. Our development services include advice concerning:

  • Parcel splits and lot line adjustments
  • Permanent easements
  • Temporary easements for construction, grading,
    access, water runoff and ponding
  • Land use, zoning and related entitlements issues
  • Reimbursement agreements
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Architectural, civil engineering and surveying contracts
  • Disposition and development agreements
  • Reciprocal easement agreements for access, parking and circulation
  • Owner participation agreements
  • Environmental site assessments and agreements for invasive testing
  • Hazardous materials removal and remediation
The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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