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

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)

Real Estate Transactions And Litigation

While some people attempt to conduct real estate transactions through a “For Sale By Owner” arrangement or through a broker, wise purchasers and sellers realize the value of personalized legal advice. Buying or selling a residential or commercial property is one of the most consequential agreements a person enters into over a lifetime. While marriage seems more serious, sometimes a mortgage or land ownership deed is even more determining of one’s fate than a marriage is.

Simply put, buying or selling a house or a physical business location is so important and serious that you should have an attorney’s advice before signing. J. Caleb Rackley in Helotes has the knowledge and experience you can benefit from as you prepare to enter into any real estate maneuver or transaction, including:

  • Title search
  • Title review
  • Quiet title
  • Title insurance purchase
  • Title procurement

Dispute Resolution In The Real Estate Arena

Disputes or complications may arise during the process of buying or selling real estate. Problems related to boundaries, easements, liens or property defects are all examples of disputes Rackley Law Firm can assist you with. An experienced lawyer’s early intervention and counsel can prevent much greater problems if these issues are left unresolved.

Rackley Law Firm in Helotes welcomes the opportunity to review and advise you on any residential or commercial real estate or construction contractmatter.

“Everyone at the law firm was friendly and listened to our concerns and needs.” — Elizabeth R. (actual client)

Rackley Law Firm Delivers Professional Real Estate Transaction Services And Representation In Litigation As Needed