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How Can a Construction Attorney Help Me Start a Construction Company?

Are you thinking about taking the leap and starting a construction company? It can be a very scary, yet ambitious goal. Before you start the journey, you will want to meet with a construction attorney to help you through the process. 

Obtaining a License

The first and most important step to starting a construction company is to obtain a contractor’s license. 

In Arizona, this is done through the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. You must fill out an application, pass a business management exam, and pass a possible trade exam. In addition, you will also need to submit any construction experience and project information along with pass a background check and pay fees. 

During the business management exam, you will be tested on your knowledge of state and federal laws along with the management of construction projects and business financial management. A trade exam tests your knowledge on a specific trade.

This can be a confusing process with all of the rules and requirements, but your construction attorney can help fill out the application. Your attorney will also help you get set-up with the Arizona Corporation Commission to assist in getting local permits and licenses. 

Dealing with Legal Issues

Of course, your attorney will be there for you when dealing with any disputes while trying to obtain your license or while starting your construction business. Even after you have successfully started your business, you will need your construction attorney to keep your business and license protected and in good standing with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

If any issues come up during construction projects such as breach of contract or liability issues, your construction attorney will be able to provide you the legal guidance needed to get through it. 

You will need legal representation if your company is under investigation. Especially if a complaint is filed. This is where a construction attorney who understands Arizona construction law will come in handy. 

Murphy Cordier PLC Can Help

If you are looking to start a construction company or obtain your contractor’s license, the team at Murphy Cordier PLC has the experience to provide you to get everything done promptly. Serving the greater Phoenix area in Arizona, we specialize in construction law and can offer you the legal advice and representation you need when dealing with several different construction law issues.