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The Law Offices of John Caravella, P.C.

We provide a full range of legal services relating to construction law in New York, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, Queens and Florida to Property Owners, Contractors and Design Professionals.

About

John Caravella

John Caravella’s ability to provide experienced legal representation is based on actual construction experience as a former project architect and providing clients with undivided personal attention to their matters.

Practice Areas

This firm’s mission is to help those with construction related concerns resolve their legal issues quickly, and in a cost effective manner. Typical matters include construction litigation, mechanics liens, bond claims as well as the negotiation, review, and preparation of construction contracts. Our areas of practice include:

Solar Energy Disputes

Solar Energy Disputes

Just like finding a good contractor, finding truthful solar panel companies could be difficult, even in today’s age of internet resources. Though solar panels have their pros and cons, the negatives can heavily outweigh the good.

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Supplier Disputes

Supplier Disputes

For an unpaid construction supplier, allegations of poor quality supplies many times can damage their reputation within the community. Our construction law firm represents those who supply equipment and materials to construction projects who are facing non-payment.

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Construction Contract Claims

Construction Contract Claims

Whenever possible, we seek to have our clients avoid the need for litigation by reviewing and drafting construction contracts with a straightforward approach that minimizes potential misunderstandings and disputes pro-actively.

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Construction Defects

Construction Defects

A construction defect exists where the work performed does not comply with the building codes, statutes, or contract terms which govern the work. This means that the term can encompass anything from a minor nuisance or maintenance issue, to one as major as a structural impairment.

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Construction Disputes

Construction Disputes

Florida hosts a large community of contractors and sub contractors who work hard to provide workmanship of the highest quality to be found anywhere. Unfortunately there are also situations where a few ‘bad apples’ may spoil the reputation of the bunch.

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Labor Law

Labor Law

Florida Labor Law provides that the wages paid to laborers, workmen, and mechanics on public works construction projects may not be less than “the prevailing rate for a day’s work in the same trade or occupation in the locality within the state where such public work… is to be situated, erected or used”

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House Lifting

House Lifting

One of the most common causes of home elevation is extreme weathering and flooding. In general, there are two options when deciding to elevate your home. The homeowner can physically lift the home, building the new foundation at the bottom, or leaving the home as is, but just building a “livable space” upper level, alternatively converting the ground level to complete closure.

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Construction Litigation

Construction Litigation

Florida construction projects today are complex operations. The construction methods used, the technology required, and the number of participants involved makes for a complex web of obligations and liability.

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Construction Arbitration

Construction Arbitration

Arbitration is one method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) commonly available for parties in dispute seeking to avoid the time consuming and costly prospect of litigation. For Florida contractors, subcontractors, architects or owners involved in construction disputes, arbitration may be their best option to resolve their legal issues.

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Construction Contract Advising Consultation

Construction Contract
Advising Consultation

Many people who start a construction project know very little about what goes into a construction contract and what reasonable terms and protections available are. These contracts should spell out everything that will take place from start to finish during the construction process, including the plans & specs, a schedule and the total price to be paid to the contractor.

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Post-Fire Reconstruction and Insurance Claims

Post-Fire Reconstruction
and Insurance Claims

Though you may be super careful while cooking, stringing up holiday lights, or blowing out candles, unfortunate events can happen without expecting they will. Below are the most important statistics reported by the ESFi, Electrical Safety Foundation International.

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Natural Disaster Recovery

Natural Disaster Recovery

As we know, many of our neighbors are currently combating the harsh realities of post-disaster re-building. From hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and tsunamis, we’ve come to know and understand the challenges that are faced when disasters like these occur.

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Understanding Roles and Relationships of Construction Project Participants. Who Does What?

On October 17th, John Caravella was invited to speak at the AIA Contract Document Workshop where he was able to share his knowledge about Construction Contract Interpretation and Fundamentals. In this specific article, we share the Roles and Relationships of Construction Project Participants. This way, we can fully understand who really does what on a… Read more »

Networking Opportunities in Florida Construction

Construction, in particular, adapts and responds to changes as a regular course of business. From changes in codes, regulations, and client preferences, staying abreast of the trends influencing the industry is essential for those who hope to earn their living from it. Networking has always been an important function for anyone running a business.

The Holidays – Beautiful, but dangerous? Holiday Safety Tips

When it comes to the holidays, we think of food, family and decorations, not necessarily holiday safety tips. Did it ever occur to you that decorations such as lights and candles could become dangerous? According to the ESFI, Electrical Safety Foundation International, damages from the holidays happen more than expected. Though holiday lights are traditional and… Read more »

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