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James M. Kristof, P.S.

Island Corporate Center
Suite 360
7525 SE 24th Street,
Mercer Island, WA 98040

(206) 275-0770


Construction Law

Mercer Island Construction LawJames M. Kristof's construction experience began well before he assisted individuals and businesses with their construction-related legal issues. His experience is "hands on," having worked throughout high school, college and law school for various contractors in a variety of construction jobs. In more recent years, Mr. Kristof has personally owned and developed properties, managing some projects from start to finish. Due to his in-depth knowledge of the standards and codes that are associated with the construction industry, he has handled many of these cases successfully for his clients. This experience sets him apart from most other attorneys involved with construction issues.

The Law Offices of James M. Kristof can offer a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of construction issues, including the following:

  • Bond Claims
  • Boundary Line Issues
  • Change Order Analysis
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Easements
  • Liens
  • Payment Disputes
  • Representation at Land Use Hearing Boards
  • Retainage
  • Water Damage

During his 34 years of practicing law, Jim Kristof has helped to successfully represent a large number of clients within the construction industry. His "hands-on" training has allowed him to gain familiarity with the trade.  Mr. Kristof's construction industry experience has aided in the success of many cases, and has achieved outstanding results for his clients. Whether you're a homeowner, or a homeowners' association, attempting to solve an issue with a contractor, or a contractor seeking resolution of a claim, Mr. Kristof can assist you.

Depth of Experience Representing Numerous Clients in a Variety of Construction Law Cases

Construction Law in Mercer Island WAThe following is a sampling of the broad range of clients in the construction law arena which the Law Offices of James M. Kristof, P.S. has assisted:

  • Architects
  • Concrete Pumping Companies
  • Developers
  • Electricians
  • Excavation Companies
  • Framers
  • General Contractors
  • Granite Installers
  • Heavy Equipment Sales and Rentals Companies
  • Homeowners' Associations
  • Individual Home and Building Owners
  • Material Suppliers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers

You may especially see issues arising in the Seattle area due to water related problems in the construction industry. It could be water leakage that has occurred as a result of improper construction methods or materials. Perhaps a homeowner or homeowners association is looking for compensation due to water damage for these reasons, as well. In many of these cases speed is essential, and we can certainly assist you in making sure that you get a prompt response for any problems that you are experiencing.