Cooper has represented homebuilders and developers for decades, counseling and litigating in the areas of acquisitions, development, construction, sales, risk management, insurance, employment and claims prevention. Cooper lawyers regularly act as consultants to regional and national homebuilders and homebuilder trade groups on legislative reform efforts and other issues of national significance. Cooper’s areas of specific expertise include:
- Acquisitions & Development. Cooper lawyers counsel and represent homebuilders in connection with real estate, right of way, easement, and license acquisition, subdivision development projects and collateral uses, as well as regulatory and land use approvals.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution. Cooper advises homebuilders regarding outstanding litigation and dispute avoidance, including risk management, homeowner claims, Fair Housing Act compliance, and insurance coverage claims that may arise in the alternative dispute resolution process.
- Construction. Cooper regularly counsels homebuilders and developers in daily construction matters, risk management, and a variety of construction- related disputes. Cooper also negotiates and drafts contracts for on-site and off-site contractors, subcontractors, architects, and design consultants.
- Entity Formation/Joint Ventures. Cooper also represents homebuilders in the formation, operation, and dissolution of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and joint ventures in connection with their real estate assets, as well as the formation and documentation of homeowners’ association and associated management documents.
- Financing, Sales & E-Commerce. Cooper negotiates and documents a wide variety of financing and refinancing transactions for homebuilders, represents homebuilders in connection with sales and financing, and regularly handles a variety of e-commerce and intellectual property matters in the real estate arena.
- Home Building Litigation. Cooper lawyers are experts in defending homebuilders and property owners against construction defect claims, class actions, Mechanic’s Lien claims and disputes arising from canceled real estate purchase contracts, and breach of contract and fraud claims involving local and state subdivision map act issues.
- Insurance Coverage. Cooper represents homebuilders and contractors in insurance coverage cases to recover costs of investigation and repair incurred in responding to homeowner claims, and in pursuing subcontractors and subcontractors’ insurers on behalf of homebuilders.
Building Industry & Risk Management Cooper News
- Kristen Thall Peters Joins Firm Management Committee February 1, 2012
- CWC Client Fortistar Announces New LFG Projects in Virginia and North Carolina March 8, 2011
- Cooper, White & Cooper LLP Joins Lawyers Associated Worldwide April 18, 2009
- Cooper, White & Cooper LLP Formalizes Green Practice July 2, 2007