Construction Litigation and Arbitration
Mike is a go-to source for advice and advocacy for companies and individuals that are involved in construction disputes. He familiar with all legal aspects of construction law, and has negotiated hundreds of settlements and has tried numerous cases, both in arbitration and litigation. His goal is to help clients achieve a prompt and efficient resolution of their disputes.
Construction Contracts and Specialized Advice
Mr. Chapman often assists construction executives who need guidance and advice on the preparation of construction contracts, regulatory compliance, mechanics’ liens, performance and payment bonds, and insurance as well as other legal matters of concern to the construction industry. He has represented hundreds of clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation of a variety of construction disputes. Where a quick settlement is the goal, he can help resolve disputes and preserve business relationships. If a trial is required, he has experience in trying cases before judges and juries in both federal and state court, and has represented hundreds of clients in arbitration. Going to court isn’t always the most efficient, timely or cost-effective way to resolve a dispute, and Mike encourages the use of mediation, including pre-suit mediation. If a trial is necessary, Mike is an experienced trial advocate who can protect your interests.
A Construction Lawyer Who Understands Your Business
Mike has represented clients in all aspects of the construction industry, including airports, bridges, residential properties, office buildings, recreational facilities, drainage structures, electrical, mechanical, swimming pools, roofing, building foundations, structural walls, clearing and grading, soil compaction and paving. He has represented general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, insurers and sureties.
His areas of knowledge include special problems such as sedimentation and erosion control, code compliance, mold, and asbestos remediation. He has represented numerous specialty subcontractors, high-rise structural steel, engineered metal buildings, stone and masonry, shotcrete, curtain wall construction, reinforced concrete, glass, stucco, and many other materials. He has represented both home builders and home buyers.
Mike’s work often reaches beyond the office’s location of Atlanta, Georgia. He has negotiated complex construction contracts for an international baggage handling contractor for airport projects across the United States. Several of Mike’s clients are multi-state apartment developers.
Mike was a founding director and past chair of the construction law committee of the Atlanta Bar Association. He has presented seminars on both construction claims and mechanic’s liens and surety bonds for the Cambridge Institute. He has presented a paper to the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, and has published numerous articles in national publications. He is AV Preeminent rated* by Martindale-Hubbell.
Cost-Effective Legal Counsel That Can Help You Win
In the words of Mr. Chapman: “I believe that everyone deserves an advocate – a person who believes in you, who takes the time to understand your case, and who puts your interests first.”
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.