Construction & Development Legal Team
The Construction & Development Legal Team at McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. provides a wealth of experience and quality legal work through a wide range of client services. Since the inception of our firm, we have evolved with the growth of this region, and as a result our Construction & Development law practice is sophisticated and highly diversified. We represent clients in simple to complex matters, providing thoughtful and practical advice with respect to a wide range of construction, design, and development related topics.
Our attorneys understand the issues facing construction businesses in Western North Carolina and know how to solve problems and resolve disputes in all types of construction projects. Whether helping a large established company or a small start up, we draw from our extensive experience to counsel clients on how to minimize risk, effectively manage projects and get paid for their work. We take pride in being accessible and responsive to our clients.
Our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience in North Carolina condominium law, and in applicable municipal and county development codes and ordinances. We understand that developers face unique challenges in Asheville, Buncombe County and Western North Carolina due to the diverse nature of our community. These challenges begin with project design, technical review and the planning process, where quality representation before the City or County, and adequate consideration of local competing interests, is crucial.
We add value to our development clients by application of our vast experience, which includes just about every possible twist of condominium, and planned unit (subdivision and town home) development law, including the multi-faceted air rights issue, unconventional land defined condominium units, phased developments, parking condominium units, conversion condominiums, green buildings (including issues related to green roofs, shared solar paneling provisions and common community services and resources), consolidation of condominium in a master plan of development of a subdivision, and unique association and subassociation relationships.
We Can Help
McGuire, Wood & Bissette's legal services encompass all phases of construction and development.
- contract drafting, review & negotiations
- credit applications
- personal guarantees
- lien forms
- demand letters
- contractor license issues
- claims analysis & preparation
- claims avoidance
- mediation & arbitration
- bond claims
- bid protests
- change order forms
- payment disputes
- construction accident attorney
- and more…
- project planning and establishment of the developing legal entity
- zoning and land use consultation and representation
- advising on financing options
- preparation of condo documents such as the public offering statement and declaration
- homeowners association by-laws
- sales contracts
- budget review and ownership percentage review
- drafting of articles of incorporation for the association