Construction Law

Contractor Disputes

Wynn Law Group represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers and architects in a wide range of disputes arising out of construction projects, large and small. The firm is also experienced in drafting and reviewing contracts, as well as representing contractors involved in public construction projects.

  • Disputes regarding non-payment for contracted work –The firm will handle payment disputes involving issues such as the quality of the work, the timely completion of work, and whether the work that is in dispute was included within the contract.
  • Disagreements regarding payment for extra work –Disputes can arise as to whether work fell within the scope of the original agreement or constituted extra work. There can also be issues regarding whether the owner knew of or approved of extra work.
  • Contested back charges –The law firm often represents parties issuing or challenging back charges related to construction projects.
  • Work stoppages –The firm represents the interests of an owner or a contractor when disagreements result in a work stoppage.
  • Work delays –The firm handles disputes regarding the impact of work delays on the obligations of the parties including consequential damages, liquidated damages and increased costs.
  • The termination or breach of a contract by a contractor or an owner –The firm will represent the interests of a contractor or an owner when one of the parties has failed to perform under the terms of an agreement or when the contractor has walked off the job or the owner has locked-out the contractor.
  • Mechanic’s Liens– The firm files mechanic’s liens on behalf of contractors and more importantly, enforces the mechanic’s liens by commencing an action in Court to foreclose the lien so that the contractor can collect the monies due. The firm also challenges and seeks to vacate improper, defective or exaggerated mechanic’s liens.

For experienced representation in construction and contractor disputes, contact Wynn Law Group.


Contract Review

Wynn Law Group counsels contractors, developers, owners and architects by drafting and reviewing their construction contracts so that their needs and requirements are met and that their interests are protected throughout the construction project and beyond.

The contract should protect your interests throughout the project and after the project is completed.

Wynn Law Group can draft and review the terms and conditions of your construction contract, including the scope of work, specifications, payment and completion schedules, insurance requirements, payment and performance bond issues, termination and cancellation alternatives, indemnification requirements, architectural and engineering provisions, dispute resolution methods including arbitration, mediation and litigation, and many other important details.


Enforcing your Construction Contract

The goal in drafting the contract is not only to protect your interests, but also to avoid any disputes between the parties and the costs to you in resolving those disputes.

However, if a construction dispute is encountered, such as breach of contract and/or termination of the contract, non-payment for contracted or extra work, back charges, work stoppages and delays, Wynn Law Group can help negotiate an amicable resolution of the dispute, help draft, serve, file, and enforce a mechanic’s lien on your behalf, or enforce your contract through arbitration, mediation or litigation.

For experienced representation with your construction contract, contact Wynn Law Group to review your contract.


Public Works and Government Contracts, Claims and Disputes

Wynn Law Group represents clients in legal actions related to local, state and federal government public contracts and public works construction contracts. We handle bid protests, payment or performance disputes, bond claims, delay or extra work claims, collections, unforeseen site conditions, delays and other changes and all other public works disputes.

For experienced representation with your Public Works and Government Contracts, Claims and Disputes, contact Wynn Law Group.


Mechanic’s Liens

Handling Mechanic’s Liens

Wynn Law Group represents general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in drafting, serving, filing and enforcing Mechanic’s Liens in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

A Mechanic’s Lien is an effective means to ensure that the property owners will pay the contractors for the service and materials used in improving the property. If the owner does not pay for the materials and services rendered, the contractor or construction company can seek enforcement of the lien. The enforcement includes seeking to sell the property to pay for the materials and services.

The Mechanic’s Lien is recorded at the county clerk’s office in order for it to become attached to the title of the property or land. The property owner is served with a notice that a lien has been placed on the property. If the property owner does not pay, then court proceedings to sell the land for payment of the services rendered can begin.

The Mechanic’s Lien Must Be Properly Drafted, Served and Filed

Wynn Law Group will ensure that your Mechanic’s Lien complies with the statutory requirements of the appropriate State’s Lien Law in form and in content, that it is properly and timely served on all parties, and properly and timely filed with the county clerk’s office. Wynn Law Group will also advise you how long your Mechanic’s Lien is valid, and how the Mechanic’s Lien can be extended.

Enforcement of the Mechanic’s Lien

In situations when the contractor needs to take action to enforce the Mechanic’s Lien because the contractor has not been paid what is due, the contractor can trust Wynn Law Group, a firm that has vast experience in enforcing Mechanic’s Liens so that the contractor can collect the monies that are owed.

Vacating and Removing Mechanic’s Liens

Wynn Law Group is also experienced in helping clients vacate and remove Mechanic’s Liens that are improperly drafted, served or filed, or are willfully exaggerated.

For experienced representation with your Mechanic’s Lien issues in Southern New England (MA, CT, NH & RI), contact Wynn Law Group.


Arbitration, Mediation & Litigation –

Located in Boston, Wynn Law Group, has 20 plus years of experience handling arbitration, mediation and litigation of construction disputes for contractors, developers, owners and suppliers throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.


Many construction contracts, such as AIA Contracts, contain an “arbitration clause” that require that all disputes be resolved through arbitration — like through the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Other construction contracts may require that the parties resolve all disputes in court, are silent as to the dispute resolution method, or they give the parties to the construction contract the choice of arbitration, mediation, or litigation.


Wynn Law Group is skilled at handling your construction dispute through arbitration, mediation or litigation. Wynn Law Group will thoroughly review your situation and discuss with you the “pros” and “cons” of arbitration, mediation and litigation, and provide you with advice on the best resource to use to achieve the most successful outcome.
The firm handles many different types of construction disputes that are resolved through arbitration, mediation or litigation, including:

  • Non-payment for contracted or extra work
  • Back charges
  • Work stoppages and delays
  • Breach of contract
  • Mechanic’s Liens

To learn more about arbitration, mediation and litigation and your construction matter, contact Wynn Law Group.