Construction Law

Over the years, Steve and Larry have had dozens of cases in which the setting requires a thorough knowledge of the Massachusetts lien laws as they apply to owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. As a result, the firm has an existing knowledge base that can be immediately applied to a solution for a client.

Steve Richmond has been counsel for the Debtor, Trustee in Bankruptcy, State Court Receiver and has represented banks, debtors and creditors in scores of cases involving the construction industry. Larry and Steve are especially sensitive to the issues which are caused by so-called "boilerplate language" that often accompanies construction arrangements. They are uniquely equipped to advise during the negotiation process and to provide appropriate construction contract documentation which protects the client appropriately.

Representative Matters:
Representation of large general contracting company in federal court proceedings concerning claims against subcontractor for breach of contract and violation of article 9 security agreement.

Representation of plumbing and heating subcontractor in proceedings before the United States Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge concerning allegation of Davis Bacon Act (wage and hour) violations.

Successful representation of mechanical contracting company in negotiations with secured creditors and subsequent article 9 sale of assets. Subsequent representation of purchaser of assets and client's former principals in dispute with client's surety over propriety of sale of client's assets, including certain accounts receivables.