At Pease Mountain Law, we focus on the needs of subcontractors. Architects, developers, engineers, and general contractors are often represented and can afford large firm prices, sometimes leaving you at a disadvantage. We have the experience to help you with your situation.
The world is filled with potential liability and conflict.
We can help you protect your assets by taking advantage of legal entities that limit your liability.
You face stiff price and service competition and demanding, even punishing treatment by general contractors and owners.
We can help you be more competitive by handling legal, financial and contractual issues so you can focus on your trade or specialty.
Higher margin jobs often require bonding, come with complex contract general conditions and detailed specifications that only large competitors can afford to review and absorb.
We can help you make the best bond application and maintain surety relationships, and for a fixed fee or on a retainer basis, we can alert you to contract requirements, change order opportunities, delay damage claims, liquidated damages provisions, insurance requirements and indemnity obligations before it’s too late.
Insurance requirements seem to be constantly changing, satisfying them can expensive, and not all agencies provide adequate support to its customers.
We can ensure that your insurance policies comply with your contractual obligations and are there to protect you if needed.
Publicly funded jobs require special wage calculations and time-consuming pre-qualifications.
We can navigate federal Davis-Bacon and state prevailing wage requirements and can help you obtain wage determinations that keep your margins intact.
Long-standing clients more frequently require master service agreements.
We can negotiate for terms that reflect the services you will be actually providing and work to eliminate punishing provisions.
Contracts impose project schedules that require special formats and impose unreasonable demands.
We can give you the information to push back at job meetings and contract negotiations.
Project coordination always seems to favor the other trades or the general contractors.
We can help you prove that you are not at fault for delays and produce change order requests that are more likely to pay off.
Permitting and compliance requirements are becoming more complicated and demanding every year.
We understand and can navigate the permitting and approval process at the local, state and federal levels and can help you make sense of building and energy codes.
VOSHA inspectors and insurers are tightening safety requirements and increasing site safety audits and inspections.
We can help you produce a safe action plan and safety procedures that will meet contractual requirements, keep your workers safe and healthy, and lead to lower insurance premiums.
Employment issues, including workers compensation, employee benefits, and terminations are getting more acute.
We can help you get the best rates, offer competitive and attractive benefits, revise your employee handbook, and manage your workforce with minimum exposure to post-termination disputes.
Contract disputes seem to be more common and lead to expensive resolutions, even when they are resolved short of litigation.
We believe in and practice preventative law, but when conflicts arise we can navigate the channels of dispute resolution to help you make the best of a bad situation.