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Handling Contractor Claims & Construction Law Matters

Whether you recently entered the construction industry or are a seasoned contractor, you are likely to encounter many legal situations which may require the counsel of our litigation lawyers. Attorney Mark K. Thompson at MKT Law can provide you with experienced representation, helping to guide you through the business side of construction and contracting.


Construction businesses see a lot of lawsuits. These lawsuits usually are complex and involve many parties, including:

  • General contractors
  • Sub-contractors
  • Designers
  • Excavators
  • Architects
  • Material providers
  • Framers
  • Roofers
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Installers
  • Many more

At MKT Law, we have been involved with numerous construction-related lawsuits alleging workmanship defects, project abandonment, failure to supervise and manage, permitting and code compliance issues, and more. If your construction project is faced with litigation, call MKT Law.

Reach us at (612) 260-5109 to schedule a consultation with a contractor claims and construction law attorney in Minneapolis at MKT Law.

Why Type of Claims Can Be Filed Against a Contractor?

As a homeowner, you want to be able to trust a contractor with your home project. However, sometimes contractors do not properly fulfill their contracts, causing your project to go awry. If your home project was left uncompleted or duties were not met, you may be able to file a legal claim against the contractor.

A few common legal claims that may occur are:

  • Breach of Contract - When one side of the party fails to follow through on their side of their contract.
  • Minor Breach - When a party fails to perform part of the contract but not entirely.
  • Material Breach - When a party's actions negatively affects the contract that it breaches it.
  • Anticipatory Breach - When the party notifies that they will not be able to fulfill the contract.

If you need to sue your contractor, you need experienced counsel from an attorney with a history of successfully litigating cases. At MKT law, we're prepared to protect the rights of homeowners when those rights have been violated.

Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims

In Minnesota, the statute of limitations for construction defects is short. If you are concerned about a defect, contact a construction law attorney in Minneapolis right away.

The law mandates that for the construction of new homes or home improvement projects, the contract must include statutory warranties against defects. For new homes, the statutory warranty begins when the buyer takes possession of the hose. For home improvements, it begins after a project is completed.

The statutory warranty provides these limits due to noncompliance with building standards in Minnesota:

  • Defects due to faulty workmanship and defective materials: 1 year
  • Defects due to faulty installation of plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems:2 years
  • A home shall be free of major construction defects:10 years
  • Remodeling projects that aren’t specifically mentioned above: 1 year

If the defect is not covered by the statutory warranty, then a claim may be made instead for negligence or breach of contract. The deadline for this is 2 years within the homeowner’s discovery of the injury to their home.

Construction Lawyers Dedicated to Your Needs

Our team uses strong negotiation tactics when your case calls for reaching an agreement. We offer aggressive, knowledgeable litigation strategies that give you the best possible chance of reaching a fair result.

Our Minneapolis construction lawyers at MKT Law have 20+ years of experience under our belts. We are familiar with the rules, codes, and regulations specific to construction law in Minnesota. We place priority on educating our clients about their legal options so they know how to handle a particular problems. You will always receive honest, candid, and professional counsel at our office.

Get in touch with a Minneapolis construction law attorney at MKT Law for a private case evaluation. Call us today at (612) 260-5109 to begin.