Maryland Construction Lawyer

Joe Katz

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I’ve represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers throughout the construction industry for over 15+ years. Encountering a payment emergency? Please schedule a free 15-minute consultation, today!

Unmasking Maryland’s “Material Papers” Mechanic’s Lien Requirement

Maryland is unique in it’s “material papers” requirement for mechanic’s liens. This article simply explains how contractors may comply….

COVID-19: Change Orders & Construction Contracts

COVID-19 has greatly altered the way contractors should approach change orders and future contracts. Read more for best-practices to use…

Change Orders: How Subcontractors Can Avoid Risks

Expert advice from construction law attorney Joe Katz on how subcontractors can avoid risks within their change order procedures. Learn more…

How a Maryland Hospital Built a 12,560-sf Addition in 4 Months

Category: Maryland Construction NewsHow a Maryland Hospital Built a12,560-sf Addition in 4 MonthsHow they did itJust eight days after issuing an emergency certificate of need, the Meritus Health Center in Hagerstown, Md., began moving soil to build two permanent South...

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As a leading construction lawyer in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, I regularly represent stakeholders in the construction industry with regards to claims for payment, changes, additional work, delays, lost profits, and inefficiencies.

Over my career, I’ve secured payments for hundreds of clients within the construction industry, utilizing the legal tools of construction litigation – including arbitration, bid protests, and hands-on guidance in drafting and negotiating contracts in both the public and private sectors. From simple mechanic’s liens to the most complex, multi-layered litigation cases – my legal expertise can be critical to a favorable outcome. Please click the button below to discuss your payment emergency!

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Purple Line Construction Continues in Maryland

Purple Line Construction Continues in Maryland

Category: Maryland Construction NewsPurple Line ConstructionContinues in MarylandSource: Purple Line MDThe Purple LinefacebooktwitterlinkedinThe Purple Line - a 16-mile long rail line designed to connect Bethesda and New Carrollton - is continuing construction despite...

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I have tenaciously helped hundreds of construction contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners with their legal needs, including mechanic’s liens, bond claims, arbitration, and state and federal lawsuits. My governing philosophy is a firm belief in fairness throughout the construction and contracting process – both as between owners and contractors, and general contractors and subcontractors.

The strongest contractors utilize the legal counsel of an experienced construction lawyer to regularly review, negotiate, and modify their contracts, change orders, notices, and more. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me to discuss the numerous ways I can help preserve and protect your rights, today. 

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