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!

Construction Mediation: An Efficient Alternative to Construction Disputes

Category: Construction MediationConstruction Mediation: An Efficient Alternative to Construction DisputesConstruction projects can be quite large in scope, requiring the careful coordination of multiple parties to complete project deliverables on-time and on-budget....

Maryland Mechanic’s Lien Loophole: Court Rules that Contract Price is Not The Ceiling on Lien Claims

This article covers a Maryland Court Ruling on a Mechanic’s Lien Loophole, written by Construction Attorney, Joe Katz….

Maryland & Washington D.C.’s Mechanic’s Lien Process

Category: Mechanic's LiensMaryland & Washington D.C.'s Mechanic's Lien ProcessA mechanic’s lien is used to secure payment due on a construction project. As stated in my previous article, “What is a Mechanic’s Lien? A Brief Guide” individual states have their own...

What is a Mechanic’s Lien? A Brief Guide

Category: Mechanic's LiensWhat is a Mechanic's Lien?A Brief GuideMechanic’s liens are common legal documents in construction that require careful legal action to remain in accordance with state laws. Consequently, successful contractors should have a well-rounded...

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As a leading construction lawyer in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, 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 mediation, arbitration, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, 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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Construction Arbitration: 3 Tips for the Pre-Hearing Phase

Construction Arbitration: 3 Tips for the Pre-Hearing Phase

Category: Construction ArbitrationConstruction Arbitration: 3 Tips for the Pre-Hearing PhaseConstruction is an industry rife with legal conflict. The fluidity of changed and extra work, contractual scope disputes, and delay  typically drive these conflicts, which...

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COVID-19: Change Orders & Construction Contracts

COVID-19: Change Orders & Construction Contracts

Category: Construction Law - Change Orders / Construction ContractsCOVID-19: Change Orders, & Construction Contracts (Free Webinar)Webinar Presentation Hosted by Levelset.comCOVID-19 Continues To Affect Construction In this free webinar, construction attorney Joe...

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Built On


 Prior to establishing Katz Law, I was an associate and then senior attorney in three boutique construction litigation firms, two in Maryland and one in the District.  Over those 13+ years, I was trained by some of the best construction litigators on the East Coast, learning best practices and “tools of the trade” in a wide variety of construction disputes.  Critically, I was taught the importance of claim methodology, substantiation and accounting processes in achieving negotiated – or, if necessary – litigated successes.

For a decade and a half now, I have tenaciously put my skills to use helping hundreds of construction stakeholders successfully resolve their legal disputes, including through mechanic’s lien litigation, bond claims, arbitration, mediation, bid protests, and state and federal lawsuits. 

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me to discuss how we can put my experience to work for you, starting today.  

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