Complex contract disputes among two or more parties, including insurance issues
Construction contracting is becoming increasingly complex and litigious. Owners are reacting with 500-page or more contracts which attempt to place all responsibility on the contractor. Contractors are reacting with pages and pages of exceptions and classifications to the terms and conditions. Construction contracting has never been a simple business, but over the past 20 years it has become even more difficult as owners and contractors have had to rely more upon legalistic maneuvering to attempt to control risks.
Along with more complex contracts comes increased opportunities for contractual disputes. Most construction contracts today contain some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): a contractual means to resolve disputes without going into the classic courtroom setting. By far, the most common form of ADR is arbitration.