Connecticut Construction Litigation

If you are involved in a construction project as an owner, contractor, construction manager, or supplier, you should be in contact with a responsive, experienced, and cost-effective construction attorney. Based in North Haven, CT, Ciulla & Donofrio LLP has decades of construction law, construction mediation, construction arbitration, and business litigation expertise. We stand ready to provide you with comprehensive and efficient legal representation no matter how great the challenge or crisis you are facing. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our construction attorneys.

Ciulla & Donofrio LLP: The Connecticut Construction Attorneys

We know how the construction industry operates and we have the skills and experience necessary to find practical legal solutions for complex construction disputes through mediation, arbitration, or litigation proceedings. We understand you have no time (or money) to waste, so our construction attorneys provide personalized, responsive, and efficient representation.

We are proud to be an AV® Peer Review Rated firm under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system* and are listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the categories of Commercial Litigation and Construction Law. A Connecticut Super Lawyer™ and selection to Best Lawyers™, Jeff Donofrio leads our construction law practice, representing clients in complex construction litigation matters in both state and federal court.

Offering Sophisticated Solutions to Complex Legal Problems

Legal disputes do not have to be resolved in court. Our construction attorneys regularly utilize ADR proceedings, such as mediation or arbitration, to resolve disputes and claims more quickly to our clients’ satisfaction. We handle all types of construction litigation matters, including the following:

  • Proving and defending the quality of work and defective work claims
  • Handling breach of contract claims and all other contract disputes (contested extra work/change order claims, time impact claims and differing site condition claims)
  • Prosecuting and defending payment disputes, including mechanics’ liens, payment bond, and related claims

Construction Arbitration vs. Mediation: What’s the Difference?

Construction projects often experience challenges and disputes. It is important from both a business and legal perspective to resolve disputes efficiently. The goal of all stakeholders should be to avoid the time and expense of protracted litigation. Arbitration and mediation are viable alternatives.

Arbitration is a binding dispute resolution process where the parties opt to have an arbitrator, a neutral third party, decide their dispute instead of litigating their dispute in court. Mediation’s biggest differentiator is that it is non-binding. Mediation is a process in which the parties seek to voluntarily resolve their dispute. Both construction arbitration and mediation can be faster and less expensive than litigation. Jeff Donofrio serves as a mediator and arbitrator of construction disputes.

If you have a dispute that requires or would be well-served by arbitration or mediation, it is crucial to select an attorney with significant subject matter expertise. To learn more about Jeff Donofrio’s experience as a construction mediator and arbitrator, contact us.

The Benefits of Construction Mediation

We believe mediation is most often the preferable course of action. Mediation is an effective, crucial tool in achieving resolutions in all types of construction disputes. Construction mediation is a voluntary, non-binding process that brings parties together with a neutral, knowledgeable, and experienced mediator to facilitate negotiations. The parties have an opportunity to fashion their own resolution through candid and confidential communication and negotiation.

Choosing construction mediation benefits all parties and the project in several ways:

  1. Save Time. Delays in resolving disputes can adversely impact projects, increase costs, and damage relationships. Our mediation team will help you mediate at the right time and will expediate resolution.
  2. Save Money. Construction litigation and arbitration are often disproportionately expensive. Mediation provides a vehicle to achieve a reasonable outcome while saving significant costs for all parties involved.
  3. Customized Solutions. Litigation and arbitration outcomes are determined by third party fact finders. Construction mediation offers the parties an opportunity to creatively design a resolution with the client’s best interest in mind.
  4. Retain Control. Unlike litigation, construction mediation empowers each party to maintain control over the outcome. Mediation is completely voluntary. Once a resolution is reached, the settlement is immediately memorialized in a written settlement agreement enforceable in accordance with Connecticut law.
  5. Preserve Relationships. A dispute does not have to mean the end of a working relationship. The format and structure of construction mediation facilitates resolution and maximizes the opportunity to achieve settlement without damaging your professional relationships.

Contact Our Construction Mediation Attorney Today to Handle Any Current Disputes or Legal Issues

Achieving your business goals requires managing risk and resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner. Building a relationship with an experienced construction attorney should be a priority, regardless of how successful your business has been to date. Turn to the professionals at Ciulla & Donofrio LLP to discuss your needs and receive the necessary and appropriate legal guidance you need in the North Haven, CT area. Contact us today to get started.