Construction Law

What We Do

Construction Litigation

If you’re wondering why you were sued and how to defend yourself, or are considering filing a lawsuit, we can help. We represent our clients in court, as well as before various administrative agencies.  We educate our clients as to their rights and obligations, and help individuals and businesses navigate the many issues that arise in construction projects.

Construction Contracts

Our construction law attorneys handle the negotiation, drafting and review of construction contracts.  Our clients include Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Builders, Joint Venturers and Homeowners.

We fight to obtain the most favorable contract terms for our construction law clients, and aim to proactively protect their interests in anticipation of anything and everything that could possibly go wrong on a construction job

Construction Collections

We know that it’s not uncommon for contractors to have trouble collecting the last payment due to them from owners, developers or other contractors juggling their own finances. Contractors are sometimes faced with hurdles such as new claims for defective work interposed as an obstacle to collection.  Trying to collect on your own is not always fruitful, and there are times when you need a construction law lawyer.

When our construction contractor and subcontractor clients are not paid for their work or materials on a timely basis, we work aggressively to collect payment, and utilize all available tools, including mechanics liens, attachments of real property and bank accounts, demand letters, lawsuits, settlement negotiations, and seizure of property, such as automobiles and equipment, on Execution after Judgment.

Client Testimonial

In the construction industry it is hard to find a good lawyer who will fight for what’s right. Attorney Rhonda S. Boulé has proved time and time again that she is on my side, and she is beyond capable of handling the variety of cases I’ve thrown her way.   She has helped with collections, property liens, litigation, drafting contracts as well as reviewing and correcting contracts.  She does exceptional legal work for very reasonable prices.  I have and will continue to recommend Attorney Rhonda S. Boulé to anyone in a legal situation. She is my go to Lawyer. – R.O., Bellingham, MA

How We Can Help You

As a potential client, the construction law lawyers at our firm will answer your questions.  If you have been sued, we will vigorously defend your rights and protect your interests.  We will educate you as to the effect the lawsuit may have on your business or your reputation.

If you are a contractor or subcontractor who needs help securing or collecting payment for your work, or an owner/developer or general contractor whose property  has been encumbered by a mechanic’s lien, the construction law lawyers at our firm will help.

If you are a homeowner involved in a dispute with your contractor, we will advocate your rights and help to obtain a fair, cost-effective resolution.

If you need construction documents drafted or reviewed, we will assist  you. We can also provide joint venture and partnership agreements

If you lost a bid and believe you have the basis for a bid protest, we will review and analyze your case, and advise you of your rights.  If appropriate, we will file the bid protest on your behalf and represent you before the Bid Protest Unit of the Attorney General’s Office.

If you need a business entity for your construction company – such as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) – we will help create one.  When the need arises, we partner with CPAs to help you understand the attendant tax implications.

For more information or to set up a free initial consultation with a construction law lawyer, use the contact form to the right, or call 617/969-0400.

We handle construction law cases in Boston and the greater Boston area, including in Middlesex County, Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Essex County, Worcester County and Bristol County.  We cover many Cities and Towns, including Newton, Waltham, Bellingham, Needham, Framingham, and Brockton, as well as many others.  If you need a Boston or Newton construction law lawyer, we welcome the opportunity to help you.

Construction Contracts

How We Can Help You Our construction law attorneys handle the negotiation, drafting and review of construction contracts, including AIA contracts, between Owners and Contractors, General Contractors and Subcontractors, Builders and Homeowners, and Joint Venturers. We fight to obtain the most favorable contract terms for our construction law clients, and aim to proactively protect their […]

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Construction Litigation & Collections

All too often, contractors find themselves in the position of having to fight – or wait extraordinarily long – for final payment.  In some cases, they are faced with new complaints about the quality of their work, which serve to frustrate collection attempts.  In the multi-billion dollar, high stakes construction business, there are times when […]

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Mechanic’s Liens

A Mechanic’s Lien is a statutory creation which can be used by contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in appropriate cases as an effective tool to secure priority payment for their work and materials. Such liens cover the price or value of the work performed and materials provided in erecting, improving, or repairing a building or other structure. Mechanic’s […]

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Our Construction Law Cases

Our Construction Law Cases Represented demolition contractor in collection action against owner/developer of $23 million urban redevelopment project.  Obtained $360,000 lien on home and business of owner/developer, and Judgment of over $450,000. Represented demolition and asbestos abatement subcontractor in successful bid protest against the Town of Milton.  See In re: Town of Milton, 131 Eliot […]

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Preventing Problems & Minimizing Contractors’ Risks

Strategies to Help Contractors be Proactive, Prevent Legal Problems and Minimize Risks According to Albert Einstein, “intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”  Sure, we all know it’s better not to have a problem in the first place, but the question is, how do we prevent it?  Of course it’s impossible to ensure that disputes will […]

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