Tsao-Wu, Chow and Yee 's experienced team of construction group lawyers specializes in the representation of developers, general contractors, design professionals and subcontractors in all areas of construction law. Our lawyers assist construction industry clients with a variety of legal issues including contract drafting and negotiations, administrative law and insurance issues, as well as representing clients in litigation ranging from contract disputes to construction defect claims.
In the area of construction litigation, our aim is to develop ways to aggressively represent our clients in a cost-effective manner, including formatting and operating successful joint defense agreements; in fact, our firm was one of the first firms to successfully operate a joint defense agreement nearly a decade ago. Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling litigation involving single-family detached homes, common area developments and apartments, as well as matters involving commercial structures. We work closely with our clients to elicit their input and experience in defending these matters and coordinate defense strategies with the insurer in order to develop the most effective and efficient defense. The partners in our construction group have an uncommon depth of experience trying complex construction cases. Our group also has extensive experience in handling bodily injury and property damage mold claims.
We offer preventative advice and training seminars to our clients and their employees on new and existing laws that impact project development and business operations. One of our goals is to help clients avoid litigation, and our clients have found these training seminars to be helpful in achieving this goal.
Another significant benefit to our clients is the firm's knowledge of insurance law and contractual indemnity issues. This specialized knowledge promotes a higher success rate in tendering claims to other insurers and parties, thereby either extricating our client's involvement or significantly reducing the cost factor. We also ensure our clients obtain the full benefits of applicable insurance in order to minimize the overall cost of legal expenses.