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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.

Skillful Construction Litigation

If you are the homeowner and plaintiff in a construction defect litigation case, Rackley 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. Rackley 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 Rackley 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 lawyer J. Caleb Rackley’s 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

Advising On Construction Transactions And Assisting With Strategic Planning

Planning for successful completion of a construction project is vital for any involved party, such as the:

  • Property owner or investor
  • Contractor
  • Financing entity

Construction Planning Phases

Other keys to a successful completion of a construction deal are the terms of the contract: namely, the construction transactions. Texas construction law attorney J. Caleb Rackley’s years of experience in construction law have prepared him to guide clients confidently through all phases of the construction planning process, including:

  • Envisioning and drafting a contract proposal
  • Clarifying and resolving any land use or zoning law issues
  • Obtaining permits
  • Preparing for building phases, including site preparation, excavation, framing, draining, electrical and water installations, heating, cooling and ventilation, insulation, plumbing, completion of walls, doors, windows, roof, flooring, masonry and interior installations such as closets, cabinets, finish carpentry and fixtures

Construction Planning For And With Whom

A construction law attorney can help protect clients through contracts and problems arising with or for various functionaries such as any of the following that apply for any given project:

  • Agent or broker
  • Lender
  • General contractor
  • Architect and engineer(s)
  • Specialty trade contractors
  • Materials suppliers
  • Inspectors

Whether you are an individual planning for construction of a residential dwelling, a business owner planning for construction of a commercial property or a homeowner or property owner planning for remodeling or structural additions (such as addition of a swimming pool, fence, garage or storage facility, for example), Rackley Law Firm can advise and guide you.

“Caleb took the time to teach us and guide us through the construction process, and everything was resolved perfectly.” — Tim C. (actual construction law client)