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Established Law Firm Puts Decades of Experience to Work on Construction Issues in the Salt Lake City Area

Practical experience within the industry yields realistic solutions

At Hawkins & Sorensen, veteran attorney Rick Sorensen capably handles construction law matters. Rick worked in the building industry for 20 years before he became a lawyer. Since his admission to the bar, Rick has spent decades representing clients in a broad range of construction law matters. His real-world construction experience helps inform his decisions as counsel for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, architects, engineers, and homeowners. Rick has extensive experience in civil trials, mediation, arbitration, and appeals before the Utah Court of Appeals and Utah Supreme Court. Two appeals he argued had significant-enough impact on lien waivers in Utah to merit publication.

Deep knowledge of construction law at your company’s service

Hawkins & Sorensen takes a hands-on approach to your construction issues. We regularly handle matters such as:

  • Breach of contract litigation and contract disputes
  • Collections and payment disputes
  • Construction defects litigation
  • Construction liens (formerly called mechanic’s liens)
  • Contract negotiation, drafting, and review
  • Material suppliers’ rights

We work closely with you to fully inform you of your legal options so you can decide on the appropriate course of action. Once we understand your goals, we pursue a litigation strategy calculated to deliver the best possible results.

When to seek help for a construction issue

It can be difficult to know when you are in over your head and need legal help. Construction law matters often reach a crisis point sooner than parties anticipate, because the stakes are high and windows of opportunity narrow. For example, if you have suffered losses due to a breach, one remedy we can pursue is to record a construction lien against the real property. Then, we can file suit to foreclose the lien and force a sale of the real property. There are, however, strict statutory deadlines involved. You must file a corresponding lawsuit within a short period of time or you lose your lien rights.

People who try to handle such matters themselves without legal help often miss the deadline or become hindered by other problems, because they are unaware of the most effective course of action. That’s why you should seek legal help as soon as possible — before problems escalate. The sooner you get our law firm involved, the more options you have and the greater your chances to obtain a favorable resolution in a timely manner.

Contact our South Jordan law firm for experienced management of your construction issues

If you are weighed down by a construction issue or dispute, let Hawkins & Sorensen take the burden off your shoulders. Learn how we can help by scheduling a free consultation. For construction law matters, please contact Rick L. Sorensen directly at 801-412-4127 or contact our office online.

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206 8th Avenue
South Lake City, Utah 84103
Phone: 801-556-6605
Fax: 801-606-7710
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