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Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia
Martindale Hubbell Peer Rated AV® Preeminent™ Law Firm

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  • Construction & Real Estate Law
  • Lender Representation Commercial Transactions
  • Construction Contract Litigation Changes, Delays and other Claims
  • Mechanic’s Liens Payment and Performance Bonds
  • Real Estate Acquisitions Commercial Landlord Tenant
  • Representing Creditors in Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Preference Defense.
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Click Here for free use of the Construction Law Survival Manual, a 720 page reference manual about construction contracts, changes, delays and other claims, mechanic's liens, payment bonds, bankruptcy and the uniform commercial code.

Click Here for over 30 forms for your immediate free use, including Credit Applications, Contracts, Proposals, Quotes, Guarantees, Security Agreements, Promissory Notes, Change Orders, Lien & Bond Waivers, Joint Check Agreements and Bankruptcy Proof of Claim.

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Firm Background

The law firm of Fullerton & Knowles, P.C. has attorneys licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia and is a Martindale Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent Law Firm. The firm represents owners, lenders, design professionals, suppliers, subcontractors, general contractors and other members of the real estate and construction industries region-wide. Our system allows us to file mechanic's liens, surety bond and other construction claims across all of the states in the Mid Atlantic region and represent creditors in bankruptcy issues nationwide, particularly defense of bankruptcy preference claims. We advise on all real estate and construction law issues; public procurement and bidding, contract formation and disputes; defects in labor and materials; design defects in plans and specifications; inefficiency, impact and delay claims; mechanic's lien and bond rights; litigation, arbitration and mediation in public and private projects; joint ventures, mentor protégée agreements and other arrangements for minority and disadvantaged business enterprises; bank and lender representation; commercial transactions and loan closings; sales contracts and leases. In connection with its comprehensive representation of clients, the firm offers diverse experience in general business matters, including corporate formation and decision making, bankruptcy, the Uniform Commercial Code, employment issues, governmental regulation, real estate, wills, trusts and estates, patent, and intellectual property law.

In additional to legal training, members of the firm have engineering and business degrees; have government or private real estate and construction experience; are noted authors and public speakers on construction, real estate and contract law; and are on the Boards of Directors of multiple construction industry trade associations. The firm’s Construction Law Survival Manual is well known and widely used by participants in the construction process. The 720 page manual provides valuable information about construction contract litigation, mechanic’s liens, payment bond claims, bankruptcy, the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as credit management and contains over 30 commonly used contract forms. All of this information and recent construction law issues are constantly updated on our website www.FullertonLaw.com


Our Practice Areas

When you are involved in the construction, real estate or other business, you want a highly experienced and competent lawyer to protect your interests. You want an attorney who understands your options and who will help you make informed decisions in business transactions or disputes.

At Fullerton & Knowles, P.C., we offer over 25 years of experience to clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, handling a wide range of construction, real estate and other business transactions, claims, disputes and bankruptcy involving private and public contracts. We assist clients regularly throughout Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia and frequently in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake in Virginia; Montgomery County, Prince George County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, the City of Baltimore and the County of Baltimore in Maryland.

Private Construction Contracts, Construction Claims and Disputes

We represent owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in writing, reviewing and revising commercial and residential construction contracts. We also have extensive experience in doing business with disadvantaged business enterprises, assuring adequate minority participation, while assuring timely project completion, adequate security for owners or general contractors and timely payment to all subcontractors and suppliers.

Public Works and Government Contracts, Claims and Disputes

We represent public entities and private clients in legal actions related to local, state and federal government public contracts and public works construction contracts. We handle bid protests, payment or performance disputes, bond claims, Miller Act and Little Miller Act Claims, delay or extra work claims, collections, unforeseen site conditions, delays and other changes and all other public works disputes.

Construction Defect Claims and Litigation

We represent owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, banks and other lenders in construction contract disputes, involving payment and extra work disputes, improper or inadequate construction plans, interference in the project, scheduling issues, unknown site conditions and all other related claims or disputes.

Real Estate Contracts, Leases, Property Disputes, and Litigation

We represent buyers, sellers, lenders and owners of commercial or residential property in contract or lease formation and negotiation. We assist buyers, sellers and lenders in real estate acquisition, disposition and closings. We also have extensive experience in later disputes or litigation involving purchase and sale contracts, landlord tenant law, construction issues, easements, title disputes and similar matters.

Bank Representation or Other Lender Representation and Commercial Transactions

We represent banks and other lenders, real estate owners and tenants, contractors and other business owners in credit and contract documentation, commercial transactions, loan closings, purchase and sales agreements, security agreements, collection, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and litigation.

Creditor Rights, Collections and Bankruptcy

We represent creditors of all types, including construction material suppliers, service companies, banks and other lenders, landlords, and other businesses in commercial transaction documentation, credit agreements, promissory notes, security agreements, mortgages, deeds of trust, and other security arrangements, commercial litigation, collections, bankruptcy preference defense and other creditor representation in bankruptcy court.

Business Counseling, Contracts and Litigation

We represent businesses, corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, licensed professionals and individuals on business formation, acquiring businesses, selling businesses, operations, contracts, and dispute resolution of all types, including shareholder and partnership issues.

Professional Licensing

We also advise contractors, subcontractors, property owners, design professionals, real estate agents, brokers and appraisers on professional licensing and disciplinary matters before Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia State licensing boards, such as the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Contractors Board or the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects and similar professional licensing agencies.

Criminal/Traffic Defense

We represent defendants charged with a variety of criminal and traffic matters in Virginia, including overweight citations, code violations and contractor workmanship disputes that result in local or state criminal charges.

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Associated Builders and Contractors - Virginia Chapter logo
The Precast Concrete Association of Virginia

Central Atlantic Precast Concrete Association
Associated General Contractors of Metro DC logo
National Association of Credit Management
Heavy Construction Contractors Association
Virginia Utility and Contractors Council

American Bar Association

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