Akkas & Associates Law Firm is a globally recognized Turkish construction law firm with a long record of excellence and professional leadership in Istanbul, Turkey. Our Turkish construction lawyers are prepared to handle all types of business matters. Our Turkish construction lawyers also represent our clients in the following areas of law; corporate law, company formation and governance, labour employment law, bankruptcy & debt recovery, work and resident permit applications, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, and commercial transactions.
Turkish construction lawyers provide a wide range of services to anyone involved in any stage of a construction project. From planning to completion, construction lawyers represent owners, designers, architects, material suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors. A construction lawyer will assist their client with scheduling, budgeting, fulfilling regulatory guidelines, contracting, submitting claims, terminations, and so much more. A construction lawyer also works preventatively by being actively involved throughout the construction process in order to avoid litigation, arbitration, and other legal conflicts.
Most importantly, a construction lawyer has an intimate, expert understanding of both construction and construction law. A construction lawyer understands all stages, tasks, machinery, and other fine details that make-up a construction site. A construction lawyer is not a dabbling layman: he/ she has an expert understanding of the construction process, as well as the wide bulk of substantive law.
What Does a Construction Lawyer Cover?
A construction lawyer can help with a myriad of areas relevant to the construction process. A construction lawyer must have comprehensive knowledge of the planning, execution, and completion of a construction project in order to provide their specialized services.
Some of the major areas a construction lawyer covers are:
- Alternative Dispute Resolutions
- Building permits
- Construction claims
- Constructions liens
- Drafting construction contracts
- Insurances issues
- Labor issues
How Does a Construction Lawyer Help Contractors?
Drafting & Negotiating Construction Contracts
When a company, or owner, retains contracting services, they are entering into a binding contract with the contractor. A construction lawyer will ensure the contract is legally sound, grounded in reasonable expectations, accounts for proper notice requirements and jobsite conditions. This includes accounting for jobsite conditions, scheduling delays, insurance, and unforeseen circumstances. A construction lawyer can also provide revisions to existing contracts.
A construction lawyer will ensure a contractor receives the full payment promised, covering a myriad of costs including labor, equipment, and materials. A construction lawyer will ensure that all costs incurred will be covered in their contract’s terms. A construction lawyer can also take civil action to recover any unpaid sum, as well as file mechanics liens and claims against a payment bond on both public and private projects. A construction lawyer can also defend those who have had a claim for payment made against them.
Assisting with Construction Proposals
A construction lawyer can help with all requests for proposals, bidding for proposals, invitation for bidding, as well as assisting with contract interpretations. A construction lawyer can also help protesting/challenging unawarded proposals.
Submitting Construction Claims
A construction lawyer can submit a claim for added compensation and added time, and represent the claimant throughout any dispute resolution procedures or negotiations. A construction lawyer can also submit claims for unforeseen circumstances such as unanticipated jobsite conditions, defects in designs, as well as delays, disruptions, or any interferences in work. A construction lawyer will ensure all claims conform with any contractual obligations or legal requirements.
Who Needs a Construction Lawyer?
Anyone involved during any step of a private or public construction project can benefit from retaining a construction lawyer. A construction lawyer not only protects you from (and represents you during) legal conflict, but they also keep you on track with budgets, timelines, and following imposed codes. A construction lawyer will ensure your jobsite runs efficiently, effectively, and safely. A construction lawyer has a keen legal eye for the specifications of government contracting and contract breaches alike. They are a vital part of your construction team, and as such will become very familiar with the site, people, machinery, and contracts, they are so intimately working with.
A construction lawyer will know you, protect you, defend you and save you time, stress, and money. As Turkey continues to grow, we’re beautifying and expanding her roads, cities, residences, and public resources. From road construction, to apartment complexes and malls, Turkey relies on efficient, effective, and safe construction to best serve her people. Especially in Istanbul, home to Akkas & Associates, it is imperative that construction is conducted safely and according to all imposed laws and codes. We make a better Turkey when construction lawyers are involved in construction projects.
Reach our Turkish Construction Lawyers
Since its foundation in 1992, Akkas & Associates Turkish Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish construction law practice, our firm is now one of the leading law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish construction lawyers through our Contact page.