Contractor Defense Attorney in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

As an experienced real estate attorney based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I've seen my fair share of claims against contractors. It's a tough industry, and even the most diligent contractors can find themselves facing legal allegations. If you’re a contractor facing a dispute or lawsuit, hiring a skilled lawyer is essential to protecting your rights and livelihood.  

At Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C., our practice areas include construction disputes and litigation, contractors and mechanics liens, and real estate disputes, among others. Whether you're dealing with a breach of contract, facing allegations of negligence, or grappling with any other issue as a contractor, I'm here to help. My aim is to resolve your dispute in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible, allowing you to focus on what you do best—your work. 

Common Construction Violations  

In my experience, I've encountered a variety of construction violations that contractors often need legal defense for. These infractions can lead to severe consequences if not addressed, including fines, license suspension, and even lawsuits.  

Abandoning a Project Without Legal Reason  

It's not unheard of for contractors to abandon a project without a legitimate reason. This can create many problems, not least of which is a breach of contract claim from the client. A skilled lawyer can help defend you against these allegations and work toward a resolution.  

Violation of a Safety Provision/Code  

Safety is paramount in the construction industry, and violating safety codes can lead to serious repercussions. Whether it's failing to provide adequate safety equipment or not following established safety protocols, these violations can result in hefty fines and potential legal action.  

Willful Departure From Plans and Specifications  

When a contractor willfully departs from the agreed-upon plans and specifications, it can lead to disputes and potential litigation. It's essential to have a legal advocate who understands the nuances of construction law and can help defend you against these claims.  

Not Meeting the Terms/Price Agreed to in the Contract  

Contracts are binding agreements, and not meeting the terms or price stipulated in the contract can lead to serious consequences. If you're facing allegations of not fulfilling contractual obligations, it's important to have an attorney who can help defend your case and reach a fair outcome.  

License Violations  

Maintaining a valid contractor's license is essential for operating within the law. License violations, whether intentional or not, can lead to penalties and even the suspension of your license. I can help you understand the legalities surrounding license violations and work to safeguard your ability to continue operating your business.  

Facing a Dispute?


Actionable Claims That Need Legal Defense  

These are just a few examples of actionable claims that contractors may face. If you need legal defense for any of these issues, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to help protect your interests and ensure you're treated fairly. 

Strict Liability  

In this line of work, strict liability can be a real concern. This means you could be held legally responsible for any damages or injuries caused by your work, regardless of whether you were at fault or negligent. If your work is found to be defective or dangerous and leads to harm or property damage, you could face a strict liability claim. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help protect you in these circumstances.


Another common claim is negligence. This can arise if you fail to exercise reasonable care in performing your duties, resulting in harm or damage to others. To avoid negligence claims, it's important to consistently adhere to industry standards and regulations. Still, if you're facing allegations of negligence, I'm here to provide the legal defense you need.  

Breach of Warranty  

Warranties or guarantees are sometimes provided for the workmanship or materials used. However, if you fail to fulfill these warranties or if your work or materials are found to be defective, you could face a breach of warranty claim. As your attorney, I can help you face these claims and ensure your rights are protected. 

Breach of Contract  

Contracts are vital in our industry, outlining the rights and obligations of everyone involved. If you're accused of failing to fulfill your contractual obligations, such as not completing the project on time or within budget, you could be facing a breach of contract claim. I can help you review and fulfill your contractual obligations to avoid legal consequences.

Misrepresentation and Fraud  

Honesty and integrity are crucial to contractors and those they serve. If you intentionally provide false information or engage in fraudulent practices, such as misrepresenting your qualifications or capabilities, you could face claims of misrepresentation and fraud. 


Finally, indemnity refers to your legal obligation to compensate or reimburse another party for losses or damages incurred. You may be required to provide indemnity to clients or subcontractors in certain situations, like when your actions or negligence result in financial losses or injuries. Understanding your indemnity obligations and ensuring you have appropriate insurance coverage is key, and I can help guide you through this process.

Methods to Reach a Resolution 

Whether it's understanding your contract, negotiating on your behalf, guiding you through mediation, or representing you in court, I'm committed to providing the legal support you need. My goal is always to find the most cost-effective and efficient solution to resolve conflicts and keep your business running smoothly. 


Negotiation is often the first line of defense when a dispute occurs. It involves direct discussions between the parties involved to try and reach an agreement. As your lawyer, I'll represent your interests during these negotiations, using my knowledge and experience to advocate for a resolution that benefits you. 


If negotiation fails to resolve the issue, mediation could be the next step. This process involves a neutral third party who facilitates a discussion between the parties in dispute, helping them to reach a mutually agreeable resolution. I can guide you through this process, ensuring your voice is heard and your interests are represented. 


Sometimes, despite our best efforts, it's not possible to resolve a dispute through negotiation or mediation. In these cases, litigation may be necessary. I've extensive experience in construction disputes and litigation, and I'll fight tirelessly to protect your rights in court. 

Contractor Defense Attorney in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

If you find yourself in need of legal defense for any of these issues, or any other construction-related matter, don't hesitate to reach out. As your attorney, I'll work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests, providing personalized attention every step of the way. At Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C., we serve clients throughout Allegheny County and all surrounding areas, including Butler, Westmoreland, Beaver, Armstrong, and Washington.