As an Atlanta construction litigation and arbitration attorney, the initial question I have in any new case is, who is potentially liable for the claims in this matter? The business and construction litigation attorneys at my Firm often discuss Georgia construction claims, piercing the corporate veil, who is liable and how do we collect from them in order to make our clients “whole”. We want you to know the following:
If you are the owner who just bought a new property and want to bring claims for defective construction against the builder in the Metro Atlanta area, you are going to want to know who may be liable for your damages, and equally as important, from whom will you be able to recover. Conversely, if you are an Atlanta area contractor, subcontractor, or other construction professional who has been sued, you will want to analyze your exposure: who is at risk and for how much?
In my experience as a Georgia construction litigation and arbitration attorney, people, including attorneys who do not commonly handle construction cases, answer these questions by looking to the construction company. Many people assume that if the company is incorporated, the individuals who own and work for the company are protected from any liability.
Under Georgia law, however, there are numerous ways that an officer or employee of a corporation may be personally liable for claims raised in a construction suit. These can be powerful weapons in construction litigation. It is critical that any person involved in these suits, whether as plaintiffs or defendants, be aware of these potential claims and, more importantly, hire an attorney who knows and understands these issues. Our Atlanta business litigation attorneys will analyze what is known as “piercing the corporate veil”. This legal tactic allows Atlanta business, construction and arbitration attorneys to recover monies from builders and contractors who have not run their company properly.
The Libby Law Firm helps individuals, homeowners, businesses, builders, contractors and construction companies in real estate litigation in Georgia construction arbitration, real estate disputes as well as other related legal matters. Please feel free to contact us (404) 467-8611 to see how we can assist you. Please also feel free to send us a confidential e-mail through our Web Site contact us form. The Libby Law Firm is conveniently located in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, Georgia near the intersection of Piedmont and Roswell Roads.