Construction is a risky business and sometimes, despite every good intention, contractors run into difficulty paying their subcontractors and suppliers or completing their contract work. Similarly, design professionals sometimes cannot fulfill their contracts. Owners, too, occasionally experience financial troubles and cannot pay for work performed. When that happens, it is vital that the non-breaching party act quickly to try to protect its interests and secure the faithful performance of obligations by the other party. Our construction lawyers know the laws governing contractor and subcontractor rights to payment, including those governing liens and surety bond claims. Likewise, we are well versed in ways an owner can protect against a non-performing designer or contractor. We often advise on technical termination rights and pursue performance bond claims, including negotiating and drafting takeover agreements.