According to the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, “a lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.” RPC 1.4(b). Not only is regular communication with the client mandatory, but it is also just good practice.
School construction is a highly technical and complex area of construction law, often involving several design professionals, design subconsultants, construction managers, contractors, and subcontractors. The bureaucracy involved in school construction often leads to delay claims, claims for errors and omission, claims involving change order and requests for information (RFIs), construction defects and an exceed-project budget. The complexities of school construction and the issues involved when disputes arise often result in mediation and require experienced construction counsel to properly defend our clients interest.