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Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
505 King St. Suite 300 La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Initial Consultation 608-519-4788
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Construction Litigation Attorneys in La Crosse, Wisconsin Handling Residential and Commercial Disputes

Working with homeowners, contractors and insurance companies in construction lawsuits

Construction disputes arise in many situations. Those who hire builders or others to design, plan, construct or remodel properties may determine that the work provided, or the structure built, fails to live up to standards imposed by law or agreed to by the parties. Subcontractors and others who work on construction projects may not be paid on a timely basis. Insurance companies who issue policies to contractors, builders, homeowners or others may be asked to defend or indemnify their insured, or need to subrogate claims with another insurer.

At Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, our construction litigation team has the experience and background necessary to represents parties in all types of construction disputes. We represent workers and employers, builders and homeowners, project managers and tradesmen, insurance companies and developers. Our practice covers litigation in connection with residential and commercial projects, addressing a wide range of issues:

  • Construction defects
  • Negligent design
  • Water damage
  • Building code violations
  • Delays and disruptions
  • Payment claims

We handle disputes at any stage of the process, including bids, contract drafting, performance, warranties and problems encountered at a later date.

We also have significant experience with “wet house” claims and commercial water intrusion claims, including:

  • Defective Stucco
  • Defective Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS)
  • Improper Flashing Around Windows and Roof Lines
  • Mold Removal and Remediation
  • Defective Excavation

Wisconsin's Right to Cure Act for defects in residential construction

Wisconsin has specific legal requirements applying to residential homeowners before they can file suit against a contractor for defective construction. The homeowner must follow certain steps and timetables requiring that notice be given of alleged defects and providing an opportunity for the contractor to cure prior to filing in court. In addition, before a construction contract is formed, the contractor is required to provide a copy of a brochure outlining the right to cure procedure. The Right to Cure brochure, prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, must be provided to any consumers who are having their dwelling constructed or remodeled. Commercial real estate, including offices, warehouses, plants and industrial facilities, are not subject to the Right to Cure law.

Get help with your construction disputes from the litigation team at our firm

Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik represents building owners, contractors, developers, insurance companies and others in construction litigation. Contact us online or call us at 608-519-4788.