MICHAEL PANISH

Nationally Recognized
EXPERT WITNESS

CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES
CONTRACTOR FRAUD
CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS
REMODELING DEFECTS

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

RESIDENTIAL
MULTI RESIDENTIAL
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.

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