If you are considering an investment in the US Virgin Islands or starting a new development project, trust the local experts. Although a part of the United States, laws in the Virgin Islands are quite different from those in many US states. This is especially true when you’re looking to start a construction project. Hiring a law firm adept in construction and development law like USVI LAW, LLC will minimize issues and ensure your project is carried out smoothly.
4 Ways USVI LAW, LLC Firm Can Help With Your Construction Project
1. Land Use and Permitting
In the Virgin Islands, as with other jurisdictions and in some ways more than most, environmental factors are carefully evaluated prior to receiving approvals for construction projects. Land use is often restricted by local government authorities, which means that rezoning a plot of land for a different purpose can be a hassle. We can guide you through the process and determine how your property can best be used.
2. Agreements With Contractors
Hiring contractors for your construction project is one of the most critical phases of your development. You need trustworthy, reputable, and highly skilled contractors who have the resources and logistics to carry out your vision. We can help you review contractors’ qualifications and plot a course of action to ensure minimal disruption to your project in the long run. Well-executed contracts are crucial in preventing misunderstandings or unexpected costs in the future. We’ll review every agreement and recommend changes wherever possible. If anything goes wrong with a particular contractor, we provide legal assistance so that you can get what you are entitled to per your agreement. While most disagreements can be settled through dialogue and mutual consensus, some disputes call for arbitration or even civil suits. In those cases, having a law firm at your side will prove invaluable.
3. Legal Defense
Conversely, if you find yourself in a legally challenging situation, we can come to your defense and ensure your project stays on schedule. Issues can arise at any time during a construction project, especially if a contractor violates local or federal rules and regulations. We take a proactive stance to legal defense: preventing a dispute is always better than having to win a case. By staying one step ahead, we protect your investment.
4. Financial Agreements
If you’re planning a large development with the end goal of selling or leasing property to individuals or need consultation on financing or bonding a project, we can help guide you in any of these areas and help you draft the necessary documents. Likewise, if your project has complex investor relationships, we’ll work with you and your partners to reach equitable terms and prevent disagreements in the future.
These are just a few ways our law firm’s construction and development practice can help you with your project in the US Virgin Islands.
For more information, visit us online at www.usvi.law to learn more about our services and start your project on the right foot.