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Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, INC.

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Hunt Ortmann is one of the foremost authorities on California construction law, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation offering additional legal services in the areas of business and commercial law, employment matters and labor law compliance, real estate, insurance and suretyship.

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Los Angeles Construction Defect Lawyer

Buildings can suffer from a variety of defects, such as poor design, use of inferior materials, or incorrect handling and installation.  Sometimes problems surface while the building is under construction and delay the completion of a building.  Other times problems can fester out of sight — below ground, between walls, or throughout the rafters, and years may pass before visible signs of defects appear.  The financial investment which owners make in new construction, or in the purchase of a new building is tremendous.  Whether it is your home, office, business, or investment property, discovering defective work and living through the dispute process and corrective action is extremely stressful.  Regardless of the nature, causes, or extent of building defects, the experienced and skilled Los Angeles Construction Defect Attorneys of Hunt Ortmann will be able to assist owners to quickly identify and assess the problems, develop a plan to address or remedy the problems efficiently, and to protect your rights and investment, while providing support and guidance through such difficulties.

Hunt Ortmann also defends builders, and helps them resolve disputes.  Responding to construction defect claims can cripple a construction contractor, tradesman, or materialman.  Litigation can interfere with business, and bring work on ongoing projects to a standstill.  Hunt Ortmann’s attorneys have assisted hundreds of construction professionals to resolve defect claims – either legitimate or mistakenly made, while minimizing the effects of a lawsuit on ongoing projects, and helping construction professionals avoid unnecessary disruption to their businesses.  Our attorneys know that every hour our clients and their employees are kept away from their business, they are losing money.  We get our clients the best outcome with the least intrusion into their work.

Our attorneys have extensive handling construction defect claims regarding:

  • The Building Envelope:  including the roof, windows, doors, and exterior treatments.
  • Water Intrusion:  including ground water issues, seeping foundations and stem walls, defective sealants, and leaking roofs, doors and windows.
  • Grading and Soils: including landslides, subsidence, ground water intrusion, incorrect compaction, and building code violations.
  • Structural:  including masonry and concrete foundations, steel reinforcement, shear walls, load bearing walls, and trusses.
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing.
  • Designer Liability:  including building code violations, faulty engineering, and inadequate plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Mold.

Don’t hesitate to contact Hunt Ortmann if you are experiencing any difficulties with construction defects.

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