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Southern California & Orange County Construction Law
Commercial & Industrial

Construction projects from design build to total renovation are increasing across Orange County. As a result, issues arise more often around whether a GC or Sub is due money for their work. We handle these construction project issues in Orange County.

When there is a dispute as to a pay application, some of the following questions must be answered:

  • Pay application not timely paid?
  • Not paid even when Schedule of Values show phase completion?
  • Lien the project legally? 
  • Change Orders approved or accepted?
  • Inspection green tagged by the city/county but subs not paid?
  • Bank inspector signed off on fund release, but you haven’t been paid?
  • Issues as to FFE modifications and payment? 
  • Was the retainage improperly used to pay another service provider?

When there is an uncertainty in the completion of the contract or work on a project, call us.

Many times, the contract was not properly negotiated or structured.  Even using an AIA Form contract, the supplemental provisions as to curing defects and hiring other subs to fix the work.

If you are owed money on a project, you may have a limited amount of time to perfect your legal rights to collect what is due.  Vethan Law Firm, P.C. has represented subs, GCs, owners, and architects for more than 20 years, dealing on projects ranging from:

  • Build-Out and Remodeling Professional Office Space;
  • Scrape and Build Retail and Restaurant developments, 
  • Tilt Wall Warehouse Projects,
  •  CMU Construction
  • Multi-Story Construction
  • Industrial Labs
  • Hotels and Gas Stations

Vethan Law Firm, PC represents Orange County construction companies in need of legal representation in all phases of their project – from the initial RFI / RFP to final draws, punch lists and getting fully paid on the retainage.  If you have any of these issues arise on a project, call us immediately:

  • Unpaid Change Orders; 
  • Unpaid and Slow Pay on Pay Applications;
  • Filing and Enforcing Liens;
  • Construction disputes (Green Tag and Not Paid?); 
  • Defective construction Claims;
  • Improper Contract Termination 
  • Construction contracts to ensure adherence to AIA and BIM; 
  • Defending DTPA demands; 
  • Foreclosure; 
  • Demands on Pay application; 
  • Professional negligence; and 
  • Retainage.

Reviews & Testimonials We Come Along Side Our Clients to Build a Future

Most of our clients have been with VLF for more than a decade. We have come to know their businesses, their personalities, and their families. Having personal interactions with our clients and truly understanding their needs, especially during tough times, is important to us. It allows us to fully represent them and deliver results that exceed expectations.

    "So much appreciation for their great work!"

    They always provided professional expertise, were incredibly helpful, and help us win our case!

    - Brenda U.
    "Definitely a client for life!"

    They were always professional and on top of their game! Thanks for helping me win my case!

    - Daniel H.
    "Charles and his team at VLF are unrivaled in the field of business law."

    If you find yourself in need of legal counsel, I can attest to his professionalism, wealth of knowledge, and fervent attention to you and your needs.

    - Shawn M.
    "Charles and his team did a truly fantastic job."

    It was the most stressful experience I have ever faced, and I am thankful that Charles Vethan and his team took control of the case, from start to finish.

    - Karl D.
    "I would recommend them to anyone who needs a great business lawyer."

    I couldn't have chosen better. Charles Vethan was far more knowledgeable and aggressive on our behalf than any other lawyer I have ever heard of.

    - Dave M.
    "5 stars to the Vethan team!"

    My partner that tried to steal from the business didn't know what hit him when Charles got done with him.

    - Sean M.
    "Highly recommend."

    Charles and Diren are more than just experienced attorneys. They are great business coaches and great assets for any business owner.

    - Kestutis G.
    "I highly recommend the Vethan Law Firm."

    The staff and Charles Vethan are all very knowledgeable, trustworthy, friendly, and reasonable.

    - Stacy J.

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