Construction Law Representation
Coombe, Curry, Rich, Jarvis specializes in construction defect litigation and has been one of Colorado’s best construction law firms since its founding in 1984. Over the last three decades, CCRJ (formerly known as Markusson, Green & Jarvis) has achieved significant and successful results in Colorado defending developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, product manufacturers, and other civil litigants in both trials and arbitrations. CCRJ has successfully defended construction professionals with potential exposure of high seven figures to low four figures, and every client receives the same CCRJ dedication to excellence in legal representation. Outside of the courtroom, CCRJ can help you build solutions to the problems affecting your commercial, industrial or public development projects. From initial contract negotiation and bid preparation to project close-out and dispute resolution, CCRJ’s Construction Practice Group has handled every aspect of large-scale construction projects for businesses in Colorado. Our broad experience comes from our hands-on approach to managing both the business and legal challenges our clients face every day. We understand the sophisticated dynamics of the construction industry, and we deliver insightful, real-world solutions to our clients.
Areas of Expertise:
Coombe, Curry, Rich, Jarvis is one of Colorado’s finest civil litigation firms. Complex construction defect litigation cases are often referred to our law firm by insurance carrier clients, and we are approved counsel or panel counsel for most large insurance companies. While specializing in Colorado, our practice area extends beyond state lines to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Texas, New York, and Wyoming. Our attorneys have also argued cases before numerous U.S. District Courts and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The attorneys at CCRJ possess technical expertise about construction defects, including mold, foundation movement, building envelope, fenestrations, roofing, and grading and drainage issues. We are also knowledgeable about recent developments in Colorado law that affect construction defect litigation including the Colorado Construction Defect Reform Act (CDARA), the Homeowner Protection Act (HPA), and recent Colorado appellate court decisions. Our clients include real estate developers, builders, general contractors, subcontractors, construction product manufacturers, construction professionals, and their insurers in complex construction defect litigation. The cases we have successfully defended range from straight forward single family home claims to complicated litigation involving multibuilding condominiums and commercial properties.
Construction Contract Negotiation
When you take on a construction project, you leave nothing to chance when planning and reviewing schematics, timelines and budgetary constraints. The same scrutiny should apply to your construction contracts. Thorough and proactive negotiation and review of contracts is essential to preventing future litigation and the threat to your business this can entail.
At Coombe, Curry, Rich, Jarvis, we can leverage our extensive legal experience to provide value-adding advocacy through the delicate process of outlining, negotiating, and finalizing construction contracts. We represent a full spectrum of individuals and businesses, including property owners, developers, contracts and subcontractors, through construction contract negotiation.
Aggressive Resolution to Construction Disputes
In some situations, even proactive contact review is insufficient to prevent contract disputes and litigation. Whether you or your business have been accused of breach of contract, or if you are the victim of an alleged breach of contract, significant amounts of time and money – as well as your ability to effectively complete the project in question – could be at stake. At Coombe, Curry, Rich, Jarvis, we work diligently to resolve contract disputes out of court. We strive to preserve trust and good faith between all parties involved, and to build creative solutions that satisfy the goals of each claimant.
However, if out-of-court discussions prove ineffective, we are unafraid to litigate to protect your reputation and commercial interests. You can rely on our tenacious, experienced representation through a wide variety of dispute resolution formats, including in the courtroom, through arbitration or ADR, and before relevant administrative or regulatory bodies.
Unparalleled Client Service
CCRJ values face-to-face service – knowing its clients and sitting down with them face to face. CCRJ can schedule monthly in person status meetings at your office to help keep all active matters up to date and in perspective. CCRJ values communication. You will always get a call back within 24 hours. CCRJ values your company and will strive to obtain an understanding of your business both from your perspective and the legal perspective. CCRJ values your peace of mind and provides proven systems for collections and liens, litigation, contractual negotiations, and disputes. CCRJ values a deep and thorough understanding of Colorado law as it relates to construction, and consequently is always on top of the latest legal hurdles and challenges facing its clients.