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Sussman & Associates has vast experience and success in litigating and arbitrating various construction disputes. This division of the firm is lead by Attorney Harvey Stern who is both an advocate and construction business owner. Harvey has experience navigating construction issues as an advocate, a contractor, and a homeowner.  

Whether you need legal advice or action, we are here to represent you and your unique needs.
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Contractor's affidavit, progress payment affidavit, subcontractor affidavit, and others

Contractor Warranties

Express, implied, under the UCC, product liability, and new home warranties

Labor Relations

Collective bargaining, contract administration, picketing, strikes, and secondary pressure

Owner Warranties

Accuracy and suitability, materials and equipment, financial responsibility, and defenses


Creating or being relieved of bids on construction projects

Copyright Drawings

Two-dimensional architectural plans and three-dimension architectural models are protected by copyright


License your construction company or workers

Payment Types

Progress payments, payment and contract divisibility, basis of payment, and others

Contract Formation

 Ensure your construction project is backed by a contract that accounts for various possibilities

Injury Liability

Architecture's, owner's, contractor's, and supervisor's liability for injury


What is lienable, who may assert a lien, the prerequisites, effects, enforcement, and more

Subcontractor Management

Terminating subcontractors by agreement

Construction law is a multifaceted field that encompasses a wide range of legal principles and regulations. From contract negotiations to dispute resolution, understanding the complexities of construction law is crucial for all stakeholders involved in the construction industry.

Key Concepts in Construction Law

Newport Beach Real Estate Attorneys explore some fundamental concepts in construction law. Topics such as construction contracts, licensing requirements, and building codes will be discussed, shedding light on the legal framework that governs the industry.

Mitigating Risks and Disputes

One of the challenges in construction projects is the potential for disputes and associated risks. This section will delve into strategies for mitigating these risks, including the importance of clear and comprehensive contracts, effective project management, and alternative dispute resolution methods.

Compliance and Regulatory Considerations

Compliance with regulations and building codes is essential in the construction industry. This section will provide insights into the various compliance requirements that contractors, architects, and other professionals must adhere to. Additionally, we will explore the consequences of non-compliance and strategies for ensuring regulatory compliance.

Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Real-life case studies provide valuable lessons in navigating the complexities of construction law. In this section, we will examine notable construction law cases and extract key takeaways that can help professionals in the industry avoid common pitfalls and make informed decisions.

Emerging Trends in Construction Law

The construction industry is constantly evolving, and so is construction law. This section will highlight emerging trends and developments in construction law, including topics such as sustainable construction, technology advancements, and the impact of global events on the industry.

Key Takeaways


Construction law is a complex and ever-evolving field that requires a deep understanding of legal principles, regulations, and industry best practices. By familiarizing themselves with key concepts, mitigating risks, ensuring compliance, learning from case studies, and staying updated on emerging trends, construction attorneys in the real estate industry can navigate the complexities of construction law with confidence and success.

Learn more about Construction Attorneys - Contact our Newport Beach real estate attorneys and construction litigation attorneys at or call (800) 233-8521 for a free consultation. 

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