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The Overton Firm services include advice & counseling on matters related to (1) Construction Professionals, (2) Material Suppliers, (3) Engineering & Design Professionals, (4) Hotel Owners/Operators, (5) Single-Family Developers, and (6) Multi-Family Owners & Developers.

Examples of Services Include:

* Design and Construction Contracts [Drafting, Interpretation, and Review]
* General Business Services
* Lien Filing/Lien Defense
* Mediation, Arbitration, and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
* Hotel Management & Operator Agreements [Drafting, Interpretation, and Review]
* Hotel Debt and Hotel Equity Plans and Strategies
* Hotel Labor Law and DOL/OSHA Violations
* Franchise Agreements [Drafting, Interpretation & Review]
* General Hotel Litigation

Design and Construction Contracts

  • Provide advice on aspects of proposals to provide professional services as well as bids for public and private construction work.
  • Structure and coordinate the contracts required for design and construction to define "the law of the project" appropriately.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts between owners, designers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Advise on aspects of administrative matters related to contract performance, change orders, progress payments, and project close-out.


General Business Services

  • Advise on selecting the appropriate form of business organization - sole proprietorship, general or limited partnership, limited liability company (LLC), business corporation, or professional corporation - in consideration of management and personal liability issues.
  • Prepare documents to form or maintain the organization.
  • Advise on and assist in obtaining licenses, permits, and approvals necessary to start and operate a business.
  • Purchase and sale of goods and products.
  • Employment questions and personnel matters.


Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

  • Counseling in litigation avoidance through proper administrative and compliance procedures.
  • Advise and assist with dispute settlement discussions and negotiations.
  • Provide representation in arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association's Construction Rules.
  • Counseling on, and representation during, alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation or other "mini-trial" procedures.