Construction Defect

Cracks in walls and foundations, plumbing problems and leaking walls and roofs are an unfortunate occurrence for many common interest developments.  These problems can be complex and costly, and typically require special skills, training and experience to resolve.

The Law Firm of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. is uniquely qualified with a successful track record of aggressively advocating on behalf of community associations for all aspects of construction defect matters, having successfully assisted condominiums, condominium conversions, high-rises, mid-rises, single family homes, mixed-use projects and other types of residential and commercial developments.

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P.’s experienced team of attorneys and paralegals assist community associations at any point in the construction defect process with builders, developers, and contractors by, among others, assisting with the following services:

  • Initial investigation
  • Pre-litigation and litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Settlement
  • Reconstruction

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. is a strong advocate for every community association to successfully reach an optimized recovery through negotiation or litigation, if necessary.


Construction defect litigation or the dispute resolution process with the developer is only one element of successful construction defect claims management.  Most construction defect firms help community associations only through the active defect claim process.  Once the claims process is completed, each community will be faced with complex and unique issues that arise during reconstruction.  The Law Firm of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. provides a full service legal team that expertly guides and advises community associations through all phases of the construction defect and the post-construction defect reconstruction process, including:

  • Use and management of settlement funds
  • Disclosures and communications
  • Assembling the reconstruction team
  • Prioritizing repairs
  • Scope of work and requests for proposals
  • Construction management and contractor selection
  • Construction contract document negotiation and drafting

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