Practice Groups


Construction Contracts And Access Agreements

An essential component of any construction or redevelopment project is the contract between two or more parties. Rivkin Radler’s Construction attorneys are well versed in each type of contract our clients may require including design contracts during the planning phases, as well as construction management, general contractor and subcontractor agreements.  Whether your project is based on a fixed fee, guaranteed maximum price, cost plus a fee or some other basis, our attorneys understand the construction industry and negotiate each agreement specific to the needs of each project with the goal of minimizing disputes and allowing the parties the flexibility to resolve issues between themselves before proceeding with litigation. We also take advantage of Rivkin Radler’s extensive insurance background to assess risk, evaluate insurance needs and address the insurance and indemnity requirements for all parties involved in the project.

Rivkin Radler also assists developers and property owners in the negotiation of access or license agreements involving the protections required for adjoining properties during pre-construction, demolition, excavation and construction.  We confer with your professionals to review their plans for monitoring, scaffolding, underpinning, weatherproofing, sidewalk protections, overhead protections and rear yard protections, and prepare a fair and reasonable access agreement protecting the development rights and well as the interest of the adjoining property owner.  If required, we prepare and file summary proceedings to compel access and the execution of a reasonable license agreement.


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