Construction Law

Our Phoenix, Arizona law firm is recognized as a leader in construction law and litigation services. J. Ernest Baird, P.C.’s construction lawyers provide effective and efficient representation and consultation on construction projects and litigated matters. Our industry knowledge enables us to streamline all phases of the development and construction process, from initial planning and site selection to design and final disposition.

The Best Phoenix construction attorneyOur clients include developers, public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, material suppliers, architects, engineers and investors. Our construction litigation work has included matters involving payment and lien disputes, professional negligence claims, contract negotiations, bid protests and procedures, liquidation damages and warranties, project financing and environmental permits and remediation.

Our Phoenix construction lawyer responds to clients needs prudently and effectively, helping you minimize any disruptions arising from construction disputes.

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A Pre-eminent Construction Lien & Bond Law Firm

Baird Williams & Greer is a pre-eminent construction lien and bond law firm, handling mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens and Miller Act bond claims. In addition, we handle construction contract, drafting, enforcement and litigation. Rates vary according to the complexity of the matter.

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James ReedIn the area of construction litigation, Jim Reed has litigated actions involving excavation, concrete pouring and curing, roof and truss safety, elevator defects, paint manufacture and industrial application with large volume home manufacturers and large retail centers, and electrical system design for fire safety. Mr. Reed has also handled litigation and workouts for the sale or rentals of front-end loaders, conveyors, forklifters, industrial paint mixers, precision boring equipment and multi-story industrial oven towers. Mr. Reed has used expert witnesses at most phases of building design and construction. At the judgment collections stage, Mr. Reed was one of the first Arizona attorneys to successfully garnish a spendthrift trust, originating with the Widener’s family’s demise on the Titanic.
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Jim Reed has authored the Arizona and New Mexico lien and bond chapters for the National Association of Credit Managers Manual of Credit and Commercial laws, and is an annual lien and bond lecturer at the NACM Southwest Business Conference Convention for construction sales and credit managers.

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Latest Blog Post:

Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire as Association Calls for Measures to Rebuild Workforce

Arizona General Contractors Association
(Originally posted August 27, 2018)

Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials said shortages pose a significant risk to future economic growth and they released a new workforce development plan to solve the growing problem.

“Labor shortages in the construction industry remain significant and widespread,” said Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist. “The best way to encourage continued economic growth, make it easier to rebuild aging infrastructure and place more young adults into high-paying careers is to address construction workforce shortages.”