Experience in all areas of the construction process
Handling both straightforward transactions and complex litigation, Attorney Winans has provided guidance and expertise to Connecticut construction clients for over 30 years. Chris understands the construction process and knows time is a critical factor in these projects. He will work hard to resolve your construction dispute quickly and efficiently.
Whether you are a contractor, builder, homeowner, commercial property owner, developer, architect, or engineer, you can count on Chris for effective, knowledgeable, and zealous representation. He provides a wide range of legal services to construction clients, including:
- Contract disputes
- Collections and payment disputes
- Insurance coverage
- Material supplier’s rights
- Mechanic’s liens
A breached contract can cause disruptions and delays on your worksite. Attorney Winans will endeavor to quickly resolve these issues with a minimum of time and expense. The firm also helps clients in drafting and reviewing contracts to best protect their interests in the future.
Collections and payment disputes
Chris handles all types of payment disputes, including:
- Bid contests, mistakes and protests
- Non-payment for extra work
- Surety bond claims
- Stop notices
- Work stoppages and delays
- Writs of attachment
Issues with insurance companies can cause serious problems during your project. If an insurance company has denied or disclaimed your coverage, let Attorney Winans help you get the protection you need to move the construction process forward.
Material suppliers’ rights
Suppliers have many of the same rights as contractors and Attorney Winans can help suppliers to receive the compensation they are due by enforcing personal guarantees made by property developers. He will also file liens, stop notices and writs of attachment on their behalf.
For contractors and material suppliers, the firm can draft, serve, file and enforce mechanic’s liens in order to ensure payment. The firm also represents contractors, developers and owners when they are faced with improper liens brought against them.