Sacramento Real Estate Litigation & Construction Defect Lawyers

When businesses are involved in lawsuits, two of the biggest concerns are controlling costs and fees, and reaching a satisfactory resolution of the lawsuit. Some businesses want to settle quickly and maximize control of costs and fees; others want to aggressively defend and possibly try their cases for the best possible resolution. Often a balance of the two approaches is the most appropriate.

Subcontractors in both residential and commercial projects -- and their insurers -- are facing unprecedented levels of litigation. Although lawmakers have attempted to control the growth of this litigation, claims involving alleged construction defects have continued to present challenges for both contractors and their insurers. Our attorneys have a wide breadth of experience defending subcontractors against almost every type of allegation of defective construction. We have experience defending companies against multi-plaintiff and single-plaintiff suits for building defects.

At the Law Office of Rushford & Bonotto, our team of attorneys have experience in dealing with a variety of real estate disputes and litigation in the Sacramento region. We have earned an excellent reputation for the successful resolution of disputes involving commercial property and private residential homes, including houses, condominiums and apartments.

Real Estate Litigation may arise from a multitude of different issues including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Defects in construction
  • Failure to make timely payments
  • Indemnity issues
  • The application of lien rights

Our services are available to ordinary homeowners as well as contractors, architects, engineers, developers, subcontractors, and suppliers of construction materials.

Real Estate Litigation Issues Can be Complex

Disputes involving real estate tend to be quite tedious and complex. Our team of attorneys at Rushford & Bonotto believe the best way to resolve these disputes as quickly as possible is to ensure that all contractual obligations are evaluated at an early stage. At the same time, in order for our clients to be able to gain a fair and equitable resolution of their cases as quickly as possible, our resources allow us to promptly collaborate with a variety of technical experts, as well as take advantage of professional mediators and arbitrators.

We understand that a lot of real estate litigation depends upon an up-to-date interpretation of documents and agreements in conjunction with the rapidly changing law surrounding these issues. Our attorneys keep up to date with the current status of the case law and statutes in the real estate industry that might affect our clients.

Tenacious Advocates of Our Clients’ Interests

As a firm, we have earned a reputation for professionalism and tenacity in pursuing our clients’ interests. This reputation is well known within the legal community, including amongst the insurance industry, judges, mediators and defense counsel. Although we aim to reach a resolution of each dispute without having to go to court, we are prepared to take your case to trial or arbitration in order to gain the best possible result for your case.

Specific Cases of Real Estate Litigation

You may be a general contractor or developer and your dispute is with the specialist contractors or suppliers that you have hired to provide specific services or materials for construction. Our attorneys at Rushford & Bonotto will aggressively and professionally pursue your rights, including contractual and indemnity obligations, that the specialist contractors and suppliers are responsible to uphold on your behalf.

If you are a specialist supplier or contractor and your dispute is with the property owner, whether this is a private homeowner or a commercial property owner, we will thoroughly investigate all of the claims against you when the construction or supply materials defects were actually caused by another party.

You may also be a homeowner or a commercial property owner and you have a dispute with a general or specialist contractor over defective construction materials or practices. Our team will utilize our experience and independent, knowledgeable experts in the construction industry in order to make a fair assessment of the defects, the cost of making the necessary repairs, and the other associated costs involved in this form of complex litigation and dispute resolution.


Contact us today at (916) 565-0590 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We proudly represent current and former military personnel and their families.

We have a bilingual member of our team to assist our Spanish Speaking clients. Se habla español.

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