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Construction Law Representation

Beginning with the early years of J. Caleb Rackley’s legal career, construction law has been a primary focus of his practice.

Rackley Law Firm provides construction law counsel for owners and developers, general contractors, project managers, design professionals, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, sureties, insurance companies, and lenders across the industry spectrum, from commercial to residential, regarding matters such as:

  • Construction planning
  • Contract review
  • Transactional representation
  • Litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Builder and homeowner disputes
  • Commercial and residential construction defects
  • Contractor disputes
  • Construction contract drafting and negotiation
  • Defaults
  • Mechanics’ liens and bond claims
  • Mold claims
  • Payment and nonpayment issues
  • Post-construction issues
  • Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA)
  • Subcontractor disputes
  • Wrongful termination
  • Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC)

Years Of Experience And A Track Record Of Results Have Equipped Trial Lawyer J. Caleb Rackley To Protect Your Rights
You may be a builder who has been sued by a consumer because of a project delay. You may be a property owner preparing to sue a remodeler or builder over a home or landscaping defect, or a contract or performance issue. Did a builder or remodeling contractor fail to deliver what that person or entity promised? Is your foundation shifting, causing unsightly cracks in your walls? Do you need to file a mechanics’ lien, or is someone threatening to file a mechanics’ lien against you? Do you need advice or representation with construction litigation or any construction law issue? With ample experience on all sides of construction law disputes, transactions and planning,construction law attorney J. Caleb Rackley is well-equipped to provide knowledgeable advice and advocacy needed to resolve the problem while protecting your best interests.

Who And What
In litigation, the firm tends to represent clients falling into one of two categories:

Commercial entities as defendants
Residential property owners as plaintiffs
“I wouldn’t use any other lawyer in Texas. Caleb and his staff are exceptional – caring, efficient, and effective.” — Margaret F. (actual construction law client)

Whatever the issue and whatever your role in the matter, Rackley Law Firm will work hard to pursue a resolution that puts your long-term advantage as the focal point.

Business Startups, Operations And More

Starting a new business is a hopeful venture. Once you have identified the product you want to manufacture or buy wholesale and resell or the services you want to contract out, putting a sound business structure in place will allow you more opportunities to do what you do best: produce, resell or perform a service.

Entity Selection And Formation

Deciding on the right entity is critical. Will you form a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation? Talk to business law attorney J. Caleb Rackleyin Helotes to explore your options, weigh the pros and cons and prepare to move forward with your business plan.

Operating Procedures

If you and a partner or shareholders are going to enter into an operational agreement and get the business well underway, you need to know what that agreement will include and how to protect your interests. Rackley Law Firm has provided that type of guidance to many successful business owners and managers throughout the San Antonio area and beyond.

Nuts And Bolts

Schedule a consultation designed to let you walk out with an action plan and timeline ready to fulfill through all phases, including:

  • Entity formation
  • Registration with the secretary of state
  • Putting processes in place for compliance with taxation laws related to sales tax, income tax, payroll tax deductions and more
  • Obtaining necessary licenses and permits
  • Understanding and implementing employment law and workplace safety law requirements
  • Obtaining business financing
  • Filling key leadership roles, such as managers and directors
  • Prepare for interactions with investors
  • Prepare for marketing and delivery of goods or services
  • Prepare to carry out business transactions, including drafting, reviewing and fulfilling your commitments spelled out in contracts
  • Have a plan in place to address disputes that arise with consumers, with other businesses or internally with employees or officers

“Very professional and friendly. Explained everything in terms we understood clearly. Would gladly recommend for any legal advice.” — Norman P. (actual client)

Business Law Attorney J. Caleb Rackley Is Here To Advise You

Skillful Construction Litigation

If you are the homeowner and plaintiff in a construction defect litigation case, our Law Firm can help you build a strong case to resolve any dispute, including negotiating for correction of the problem.

Perhaps you are a builder, contractor, installer or remodeling company owner facing allegations of wrongdoing in connection with a construction project. Our Law Firm is prepared to help you close this chapter with the least possible disruption to your business.

Types Of Defects Resulting In Construction-Related Disputes

Construction-related disputes may arise from alleged defects or problems ranging from minor to complex, such as:

  • A leaky or shifting foundation
  • Cracks in interior walls or stone fences
  • Moldy drywall
  • Nonfunctioning windows
  • Improperly installed, dysfunctional heating vents
  • Cracked asphalt
  • Water intrusion
  • Plumbing or electrical defects
  • Leaking pipes
  • Poorly designed or constructed water runoff systems outdoors (roof flashing and sheathing, gutters, slope of land next to the house)
  • Liens
  • Change orders
  • Breach of contract

Whichever side of the dispute you are on, we will make sure you understand your options before you commit to a particular strategy: pretrial negotiations, mediation, arbitration or a court trial. We will prepare your case as if for trial even if you do not expect to enter a courtroom. Experience has shown that trial readiness can actually keep you out of the courtroom while supporting an outcome in our favor.

Your Best Interests Will Drive The Strategy If our Law Firm Is On Your Side

Some law firms like to churn up business by making construction litigation cases more complex than they need to be. Our clients, however, appreciate our lawyers expedited, practical approach to dispute resolution. He is committed to helping you fight for your rights without squandering the proceeds on hefty hourly rates to pay for excessive legal maneuvering.

“Once we turned it over to Caleb, it was done. We were extremely satisfied and happy with the results.” — Carl Monaco, actual client