Construction Law and Defects

Ryan & Grinde, Ltd.

Rochester Construction Attorneys

We represent General Contractors, Subcontractors, homeowners and businesses regarding construction contracts and claims. If you are a contractor involved in a dispute with a subcontractor or homeowner, we can help. Our representation will allow you to spend your time running your business. Don’t let a dispute with a subcontractor or supplier bring your business to a halt.

We have effectively negotiated hundreds of cases to conclusion. When needed we will also go to court to fight for your rights.

Owning any property often requires repairs, construction, and hiring contractors. When a job is poorly done or serious code violations occur, you could be found legally and financially liable when it comes time to sell your home. Ryan & Grinde, Ltd., works with inspectors, appraisers, structural engineers, and other experts in assessing damage and poor workmanship in construction and repair projects. Given the statue of limitations that governs construction contracts, it is important that you contact our office immediately to ensure legal proceedings are initiated and your interests protected. While our construction law and defects attorneys are often able to negotiate a settlement, we prepare each case for litigation and conduct a thorough investigation and analysis of the legal issues involved.

If your basement or roof leaks because a subcontractor or contractor failed to perform quality work, contact Rochester, Minnesota, new home construction lawyers today. We represent clients throughout Austin, Owatonna, Preston, Red Wing, Stewartville, St. Charles, Wabasha, and Winona.

Construction Defects and Liability

Ryan & Grinde represents clients in disputes involving the following kinds of construction defects and legal issues:

  • Roof shingles
  • Water intrusion
  • Cracking concrete
  • Sidewalk deterioration
  • Plumbing or electrical faulty work
  • Faulty construction
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Contracts
  • Warranties
  • Delay claims
  • Contract interpretation
  • Defective specifications
  • Defective materials

Taking the First Step: Building Your Case

If you are the victim of a breach of contract or poor construction work, contact an attorney immediately to determine the statute of limitations and learn what steps to take to protect yourself. Additionally, photographs or video should be taken and all documentation and warranties regarding the work done should be collected. While contractors have a legal right to try and correct the problem, gathering evidence of it before changes are made may be important should further damage occur.

Assessing Damages

Our construction law and defects lawyers consult with appraisers, inspectors, and structural engineers when gathering evidence of poor or faulty construction work. We assess the damages involved based on estimates of what it will cost to correct the problem and provide the court with detailed evidence and information in support of your case.

Take control of the situation— contact Rochester construction attorneys at Ryan & Grinde today.


Negotiation and litigation are not your only choices. We represent clients at mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes. We represent your interests to the fullest extent allowed in order to maximize your recovery or minimize the risk to you.

Ryan & Grinde, located in Rochester, Minnesota, represents clients throughout Dodge County, Fillmore County, Goodhue County, Houston County, Mower County, Olmsted County, Wabasha County, and Winona County.