Construction Law

Construction Law Services

From licensing issues to contract drafting and review to assistance with on-the-job disputes to litigation, the Mr. Starrett is are experienced and knowledgeable.  Construction is an area unlike any other trade or business.  The unique laws of licensing, mechanic’s liens and related payment remedies, and contract interpretation are not always well known among even the most experienced veterans within the construction industry.  On the other hand, the fast pace of construction as well as the need for coordination among trades require that when an issue arises on a job, it is given immediate attention.

Mr. Starrett is provides aggressive, knowledgeable and cost-effective representation to the construction industry and to those who interact with the industry.  Our current clients include contractors, materials suppliers, equipment companies, architects, and engineers.  Our experience enables us to effectively consult with clients regarding the various goals that might be achieved via communications and demands to other parties and public entities.  Mr. Starrett is prepared to handle lawsuits and arbitrations from inception through trial.  Mr. Starrett prides himself on our efficiency, whether we are asked to become involved on one small issue or to pursue aggressive litigation efforts.

Construction Collections

Mr. Starrett consults with individual businesses on their collection practices, including contract language, the timing of invoices and demands for payment, and simple means of ensuring that mechanic’s lien, stop notice, and bond rights are preserved.  Ideally, the client is able to perfect its own in-house collection strategies such that there is no need to retain an attorney to pursue collection.  For instances in which an attorney is necessary to pursue collection, Mr. Starrett is well-versed in making demands for payment and communicating with the parties that owe money to the client, to advise the client on its rights, and to pursue litigation.  At all stages, the “bottom line” result is emphasized, unless the client directs otherwise.  When necessary, litigation is pursued aggressively but with the client remaining apprised of events as they occur and, perhaps more importantly, the events that the client can expect to occur in both the immediate and more distant future.

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Law Offices of Carl H. Starrett II
1941-C Friendship Drive
El Cajon, California 92020-1144

Phone: (619) 448-2129
Fax: (619) 448-3036
disclaimers & stuff
First, the firm is a debt relief agency according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. We help people file for bankruptcy. We also do other stuff and we do it well, but Congress wants me to post this notice.

Second, nothing on this site is legal advice. You are not my client unless you enter into a written agreement signed by you and me.