Construction Law Attorney, Portsmouth, NH

As a leading construction law attorney for the Portsmouth, NH area, Sherman Law has extensive experience representing commercial developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners in complex construction matters. We regularly provide legal advice and counseling on issues ranging from drafting and reviewing construction contracts to risk management and construction litigation.

Construction projects, whether undertaken by commercial developers or individuals, carry significant risk. We have the insight and experience to provide effective legal counsel for commercial construction and residential construction law claims.

John Sherman in his Office Working

We have successfully handled a variety of construction law disputes involving:

  • Negligent construction
  • Home warranties
  • Negligent supervision
  • Workplace safety
  • Breach of OSHA provisions
  • Breach of contract
  • Intellectual property and copyright matters involving design professionals
  • Contractor and subcontractor agreements
  • Contract and specification of scope disputes
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Mechanic and contractor liens
  • Payment and collection claims


Our areas of specialty in construction law include:

Construction Law Frequently Asked Questions

Construction law claims and cases can often be very complicated. View some of the most frequently asked construction law questions below, or contact us for a free case review.

Q: Who is responsible for ensuring safety at a construction site?

A: There are specific rules and regulations that need to be followed to ensure workplace safety and to prevent injuries from occurring. Most often, the property owner and general contractor are primarily responsible for general construction site safety, but the extent of their responsibility will depend on your specific situation. Subcontractors and individuals also have a duty to act reasonably to protect themselves. So, answering this question depends on the cause of the injury and several other factors and usually involves some degree of shared responsibility by those involved.

Q: Will I get workers’ compensation if I am injured while working on a construction site?

A: This, too, depends. Companies that bring workers to a job site are required by law to carry workers compensation insurance. So, too, are homeowners who hire individuals to work at their residence. Many subcontractors also purchase workers compensation insurance to provide coverage in the event another entity is not insured. If you’re injured on a job site, therefore, consult an attorney as soon as possible to address this issue.