Construction projects involve multiple parties, significant investments and tight timeframes – all of which can affect the completion of a project and future profits. Staines & Eppling has over 50 years of combined experience providing services to the construction industry.

Although we typically represent contractors, subcontractors and their insurers, our professionals have extensive knowledge of almost all aspects of the industry, enabling us to handle claims with developers, engineers and other design professionals, as well as marine construction firms and shipyards.

With decades of experience serving contractors and insurers in the industry, our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the challenges that arise both before, during and after a project and have successfully handled claims involving property damage, construction defects, ordinary moisture intrusion, "toxic mold," complex product litigation, exterior wall assembly and mechanical dynamics, and roofing. We have also handled a wide variety of insurance coverage matters involving Commercial General Liability, Builders Risk, OCIP policies, bond products, risk transfer and indemnity, with numerous victories for our clients at the district court, appellate level and Louisiana Supreme Court.

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Our construction law practice is built on a foundation of both industry knowledge and dedicated client service, with a goal of remaining up to date on emerging issues of the law while helping to minimize the risk and costs of doing business and pursuing cost-effective, expedient resolutions to our clients' problems.

In addition to construction defect and coverage issues, Staines & Eppling regularly counsels residential and commercial contractors on other matters, including drafting and negotiating contracts, liens and payment disputes, collections, corporate transactions, bidding, regulatory action and compliance, warranty issues, change orders, architect and engineer issues and labor problems. Our strategic advice is backed not only by our industry experience and successful record throughout Louisiana courts, but administrative and arbitration panels and alternative dispute resolution.