Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. Provides Measured, Knowledgeable Construction Counsel

Skilled and resourceful construction attorneys

Construction law involves the application of many different general bodies of law to industry-specific issues and problems that arise in the construction business. These considerations affect all kinds of projects and various professionals — from architects to contractors — and involve strict government oversight. The attorneys at Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. provide legal counsel and service to the many parties involved in construction law.

Areas of construction litigation

The economic downturn has diminished the construction industry significantly, reducing financing and forcing companies to cut corners. Nevertheless, the Pacific Northwest remains a quality-of-life destination, and exciting, innovative projects still move forward. The firm of Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. has a team of construction lawyers who can handle even the largest and most complicated construction matters. The attorneys successfully have managed cases in the following practice areas:

  • Project planning
  • Negotiating and administering contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Liens
  • Entitlement
  • Compliance
  • Product liability
  • Construction defect claims
  • Contract formation
  • Environmental issues
  • Foreclosures
  • Delay claims
  • Design defect claims
  • Employment law
  • Insurance procurement and liability

Protecting Oregon developers and contractors

The Construction Contractors Board and construction contractors are governed by Oregon State Statutes (ORS) Chapter 701, and the laws change every two years. The state of Washington follows a similar process. It’s imperative to monitor the how Oregon and Washington legislators vote on and pass these construction statutes. Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. keeps up-to-date on all legislative action and provides sound legal advice to help developers and construction companies plan for the future, effectively resolve disputes and manage their businesses.

The firm has represented numerous construction clients who praise the counsel the firm provides in claims for delay and defect in construction, design or products and in lawsuits brought by injured workers under state employer liability statues. The firm effectively and efficiently litigates complex, multi-party construction claims to defeat plaintiff lawsuits, sometimes counter-claiming negligence or unmet expectations. Effective use of electronic discovery and constant review of both states’ evolving legislative landscape are key elements in these cases.

Experienced, innovative and attentive legal counsel

For more than 80 years, Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. has provided consistently skilled construction law advice to a diverse clientele in Portland, Oregon and nationally. We welcome inquiries regarding the firm’s services and offer home/office visits. Call 503-222-3531 or contact us online.