Bruce A. Smidt has been practicing law in the State of Arizona since 1984 and is a member of the Construction Law Section of the Arizona State Bar. Mr. Smidt maintains a general civil practice with a focus upon construction related issues including:
- Contract Review
- Construction Contract Disputes
- Construction Defect Claims
- Construction Delay Claims
- Payment Claims
- Mechanics’ and Materialmens’ Lien Claims
- Federal Miller Act Bond Claims
- Arizona Little Miller Act Bond Claims
- Private Payment & Performance Bonds
- Arizona Registrar of Contractors Complaints
- Preparation of Stop Notices and Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Liens
Over the years Mr. Smidt’s clients have included property owners, homeowner associations, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, equipment suppliers and architects.
Construction disputes are often complex and usually involve several parties whether directly or indirectly. Even a “simple” payment dispute may involve claims of inferior workmanship, incomplete work, deviation from the plans, delays in performance and possibly licensing. To prevent a construction dispute from turning into an expensive time-consuming morass, it is important to have an attorney who is not only experienced in construction law and litigation but is also willing to explore creative alternatives and solutions.
Mr. Smidt understands how difficult it sometimes is for a contractor, subcontractor or supplier who has not been paid on a project to come up the money necessary to hire a lawyer to pursue their lien, bond and/or contract claims. Consequently, Mr. Smidt makes every effort to keep his fees affordable and is open to creative payment arrangements.