COnstruction Law & Litigation

design litigation

Architects, engineers, and other design professionals sometimes face claims of defective design and specifications.  Colorado law provides important defenses for design professionals against negligence claims arising from work that is also governed by construction contracts.  Like contractors, design professionals have mechanic’s lien rights to secure payment for services.  This is important as a mechanic’s lien may provide the only source of recovery from an insolvent as such claims may have priority over even those of a construction lender.  Finally, architects may be able to secure additional remedies by asserting patent and copyright claims to the intellectual property inherent in their work.  All of these issues are complex, requiring the guidance of a skilled design and construction lawyer.  With substantial expertise in litigation involving architecture, engineering, surveying and intellectual property, HBC attorneys are well qualified to handle the often complex legal needs of design professionals.