In the fast-paced construction world, it is essential to quickly resolve disputes among the parties to avoid costly delays. Although it is preferable to become involved at the inception of a construction project, oftentimes, we are engaged by a disputing party amid a construction operation. Our team at the Law Offices of Dr. Vida Tarassoly, comprised of attorneys, engineers, and contractors, starts by identifying the technical problems and subsequently directs our clients toward the position that would best protect the viability of their construction projects and their legal interests.

We further identify potential construction claims before they materialize, and assist our clients in mitigation of their claims to avoid costly delays and litigation fees. A member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Dr. Tarassoly is an approved by California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) to serve as a Caltrans Dispute Resolution Board Member for mitigation and resolution of disputes arising in the course of ongoing construction projects.

Our Construction Claims and Dispute Management services include:

  • Promote partnering among the parties,
  • Identify elements of the project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims,
  • Review legal documents and collect coverage and loss information,
  • Inspect project sites, review construction drawings and assess causes of damage,
  • Provide an expert opinion from a technical and engineering perspective pertaining to construction defects and professional liability,
  • Conduct mediation and settlement conferences as necessary,
  • Provide dispute resolution advisory services and issue recommendations,
  • Develop litigation plans, track and control legal expenses, and reach a cost-effective resolution,
  • Coordinate activities with outside vendors, and
  • Inspect project site at pre-delivery to client.