CONTRACTOR FRAUD ARTICLE - Don't Become a Victim, Home Renovation Projects
CONTRACTOR FRAUD ARTICLE - Beware of Unscrupulous Contractors
The above articles are part of an ongoing series of CONTRACTOR FRAUD articles
by Michael Panish
INSPECTION - CONTRACT ANALYSIS - REPORTS
PROPER CONTRACTOR BEHAVIOR
HOMEOWNER CONTRACTOR ADVOCATE
COMMERCIAL - RETAIL
Assessment & Evaluation
All Construction Trades
Nationwide Inspection & Testimony
PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESS
Mike Panish is currently the retained construction expert witness on many
cases that involve the potential for fraud and contractor misrepresentation.
Mike has the personal trade experience to analyze and quickly evaluate
the actual conditions of the construction site, enabling his clients to
understand their position and take appropriate action to resolve the issues.
Building contractor fraud has become one of today's primary concerns
for homeowners. Claims arising from improperly placed construction liens,
accusation of mismanagement of money, and questionable workmanship lead
to disputes often resulting in arbitration, mediation, or lawsuits.
Read this article written by Mike Panish on Contractor Fraud
Mike Panish is the nationally recognized expert witness for construction
defects and contractor fraud claims. He has been retained, designated
as expert, and testified in many cases where significant construction
projects have become costly lawsuits. Mike has been retained as expert
witness on numerous cases that have been determined to be the result of
contractor fraud. Mike has worked for both homeowners and contractors
mediating disputes in an attempt to resolve major construction issues.
Using his services, practical solutions can be reached, and both parties
may agree to settle all claims. When resolution has not been possible
during these meetings, cases that have gone to trial have resulted in
significant awards from juries that have found in favor of his clients,
due directly to his testimony.
Mike's involvement in these construction defect and construction fraud
cases has led to landmark decisions in California courts. He has testified
in deposition and trial as to the overall construction conditions and
fraudulent conduct of home improvement contractors. He has been retained
as expert for custom home and tract development class action building
disputes, disputes pertaining to the renovation of single family homes,
commercial shopping center design problems, school door and hardware deficiencies
as well as consulted on many courtroom and jail compliance provisions.
Homeowners frequently retain Mike Panish for his expert evaluation and
analysis of disputed issues with their building contractor. He is called
upon to evaluate conduct and appropriate scheduling of payment and completion
milestones for construction projects. He is called upon to analyze construction
contracts, construction documents, change orders, blue prints, and all
aspects of the construction project. Mike is proficient in assessing and
evaluating the performance of all construction trades pertaining to any
commercial or residential construction project.
General Contractor's misappropriation of funds tendered by the homeowner,
incomplete portions of improvement projects, and failure to pay sub-contractors
has led to many homeowners being faced with liens being placed on their
property. Fraudulent contractors have taken fees from homeowners for goods
and services without paying the sub contractors or vendors for the materials
and labor that have been provided. In several cases, disreputable contractors
have started projects with the intent of milking the homeowner out of
as much money as can be obtained, without the intent of ever providing
any services for that money.
Published Articles by Michael Panish relating to
Contractor / Construction Fraud: