Industries

CONSTRUCTION

tHE iNDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

The last construction boom in the U.S. Virgin Islands was in the ’70s and ’80s. This presents an opportunity for government and private sector development in the coming years with much-needed infrastructure upgrades, redevelopment, and modernization, a goal laid out by both the local and federal government to build a more resilient USVI in the wake of the 2017 Category 5 Hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that ravaged the islands. While there has been an uptick in real estate market value, sales, and new construction permitting requests post hurricanes, Irma and Maria; a decline commenced following the onset of the covid19 pandemic’s initial impact at the beginning of the outbreak, the numbers have begun to increase yet again

Construction

THE COMPLEXITIES OF CONSTRUCTION LAW

As is widely known in the construction industry, time is money, project delays and setbacks adversely impact project timelines, budgets, and investments. Our localized team is experienced in areas of the law governing real estate development, construction, and land use. We work with financial institutions, government-funded projects, architects, engineers, owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, developers, builders, construction managers, and suppliers, from initial stages through project completion, managing along the way the complexities and legalities of financing projects’, from industrial projects to large-scale hotels, residential, condominiums, subdivisions, affordable housing, shopping centers, and hospitals, schools, commercial buildings, shopping areas. Construction law plays a significant role in the development industry and focuses heavily on contract law from the project’s onset all the way through. Government contract law is another key area of construction law that involves federal and local government regulations and procedures that must be adhered to for specific projects and general requirements. Construction law governs land use, environmental, development, and construction, ensuring that issues are mitigated and resolved from the onset, and in some cases, as they arise, working with adept attorneys in this field is of the utmost importance. Our firm has worked with clients in permitting, workers’ compensation, employee misclassification, compliance defense, remediation, development, and environmental regulations.

Construction legal support

  • Construction Law
  • Contract Law
  • Contract negotiation
  • Contract drafting
  • Permitting, building code, and zoning 
  • Regulation compliance
  • Scope of Work 
  • Change order provisions
  • Lien law 
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Property claims
  • Retainage 
  • Insurance 
  • Litigation
  • Indemnification 
  • Warranty 
  • Construction defects 
  • Condemnations and forfeitures
  • Claims and disputes

contact our law firm

Regardless of the vast legal needs you might have, we remain available to assist. We help our clients with all phases of the construction process. If the need arises for dispute resolution, navigating laws, codes, regulations, requirements, and can draft applicable contracts and forms as required in the U.S. Virgin Islands that protect our client’s interests.  If your business needs to navigate the complexities and legalities of construction law, you need a reliable attorney from Mcchain, Hamm, and St. Jean, LLP. Allow us to navigate the legal system for you so that you can properly protect your interests and reputation. 

Contact Mcchain, Hamm, and St. Jean, LLP today to schedule a consultation about your business’s legal needs.

LEGAL COUNSEL THAT YOU CAN COUNT ON.

Over 75 Years Of Combined Law Experience