Construction Law


Kauffman and Forman, PA is known as the “Subcontractor’s Lawyer” as they limit their representation to subcontractors, suppliers, home improvement contractors and do not represent general contractors.  The attorneys at Kauffman and Forman, PA understand that construction, particularly for the subcontractor, is a complex and risky business. Construction is a fast-paced industry governed by strict laws and deadlines.

Construction law draws on many different general law principles that are uniquely applied to the construction industry. The knowledgeable construction law attorneys at Kauffman and Forman understand the legal issues that can arise during any phase of a construction project.

Over three decades, the firm has counseled subcontractors and suppliers of nearly every trade on various construction law matters:

  • Delay claims
  • Force majeure
  • Wrongful termination
  • OSHA violations and compliance
  • Design defects
  • Differing site conditions
  • Bond claims
  • Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Construction contract negotiation

We provide ongoing counseling regarding contract requirements and are available to assist in drafting correspondence in the event of a dispute. But more importantly, our lawyers seek to avoid potential construction disputes at the contract negotiation stage, by ensuring a fair subcontract that does not shift unreasonable risks to the subcontractor, including the risk of nonpayment.

The firm has extensive experience in construction litigation, successfully prosecuting hundreds of mechanic’s liens, Miller Act and Little Miller Act payment bond claims, as well as actions under the Maryland Trust Fund Statute and Prompt Pay Act.