The goal of our construction practice is to assist our clients in economically and effectively resolving claims. At Tiemeier & Stich we represent engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, developers, and tenants during all phases of construction projects. These projects include large office buildings, shopping centers, public buildings and parks, medical centers, and residences.
Our practice involves advice, negotiations, contract review, professional liability defense and collection. In particular, we have experience handling construction claims and disputes, including:
- Delay, Acceleration, Efficiency, and Scheduling
- Design Liability
- Project Finance
- Mechanic’s Liens and Foreclosures
- Payment and Performance Claims and Litigation
- Contract Termination
- Changed Conditions
We have experience prosecuting and defending these claims in various courts, as well as in various mediation and arbitration forums.
- Mr. Stich defended a general contractor in a payment dispute with a subcontractor in Denver District Court. The subcontractor’s claims stemmed from unapproved and rejected change orders. After a three-day trial, judgment was entered in favor of the Mr. Stich’s client on all claims. In addition, the Court awarded the general contractor all of its legal costs associated with the lawsuit.
- Mr. Stich, as sole trial counsel, successfully represented an architectural firm in a payment dispute with a commercial landowner. After a one-day trial in Adams County, the Court entered judgment in the architect’s favor and against the landowner individually. The individual landowner then immediately made payment in the full amount of the judgment.
- Mr. Stich, representing a geotechnical engineer, successfully moved to have the court limit the engineer’s liability under the terms of its contract with the landowner. The trial court’s decision was then appealed. Mr. Stich drafted the appellate brief and the Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s decision.
- Mr. Stich, representing a civil engineer, successfully moved to have a general contractor’s claims dismissed, under the economic loss rule, in a multi-million dollar residential construction defect action in Arapahoe County.