Sugden Uses Recent Court Decisions to Show Why Good Contracts Matter in Construction Projects

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Stinson LLP Partner Ryan Sugden authored an article for the Colorado Real Estate Journal that illustrates why a well-drafted contract matters in construction projects.

Recent Colorado Court of Appeals decisions involving development-related contracts are making an impact on the construction industry. In the article, Sugden compares real-world contract terms to show the benefits and the risks to owners, contractors and engineers of limitation of liability clauses. He stresses the importance of having a decisive contract that is comprehensive, clear and avoids ambiguous language.

"Evaluate your contracts carefully. Form contracts are not always suitable. Invest the time and money in drafting contracts correctly."

Sugden represents businesses in commercial real estate, land use, energy and construction disputes. His experience runs the gamut of real estate and construction—from helping clients obtain the permits needed to start a new development, to defending owners and contractors in construction disputes, to representing landowners after a property is developed.

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