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Contract Bidding, Negotiation & Drafting

The Importance of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

The importance of a well-drafted construction contract cannot be overstated. A well-drafted contract clearly defines responsibilities and deadlines. It also anticipates problems that may arise before a project is successfully completed.

At our law firm, Schneider & Onofry, P.C., we assist owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in negotiating, drafting and reviewing construction contracts and bidding.

To discuss your legal needs with an experienced construction contract lawyer, please contact Schneider & Onofry, P.C. We represent clients throughout Arizona from our law offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma.

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A skillfully-drafted construction contract takes into account contingencies and the unforeseen. The ability to see and prepare for the unforeseen is a skill that takes years of experience to develop. It is not intuitive, and the potential consequences of a poorly drawn contract can be very unfair.

All too often, subcontractors are so eager to get work they sign contracts that either do not make sense or give the general contractor a free pass. Indemnity and hold-harmless clauses are essential components of any well-drawn construction contract.

Serious problems can also arise when contractors draft their own contracts. Without intending to do so, they can wind up making themselves liable for negligence on the part of subcontractors, owners or other parties involved in a project.

Our practice includes:

  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing contractor agreements
  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing subcontractor agreements
  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing purchase agreements
  • Revision of construction contracts
  • Construction defect claims
  • Construction delays and delay damages
  • Surety bonds
  • Bid review
  • Bidding disputes
  • Title review and title disputes

Construction Insurance Policies

In addition to construction negotiation and drafting, our attorneys also have extensive experience in the review and interpretation of construction insurance policies, including wrap (or wrap-up) coverage.

Contact Us

Let us put our experience to work for you. Please contact Schneider & Onofry, P.C. in Phoenix, Tucson, or Yuma today. We welcome your call.

Office Locations

3101 North Central Avenue, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-903-6853
Fax: 602-230-8985
Toll Free: 877-364-2870
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2 East Congress Street, Suite 900
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 602-903-6853
Fax: 520-202-7363
Toll Free: 877-364-2870
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256 S. 2nd Avenue, Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364-2258
Phone: 602-903-6853
Fax: 602-230-8985
Toll Free: 877-364-2870
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