PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate Construction and Building Litigation

Construction-related disputes include those involving construction defects among contractors, builders and architects; environmental disputes in relation to neighboring residents; lawsuits due to cancellation of building certification and the like; disputes regarding building maintenance; disputes related to building leases; and disputes related to building accidents.  In order to handle these types of disputes, comprehension of complicated laws and regulations such as building standards and local government ordinances, understanding of administrative proceedings and understanding of the environmental effects cased by such construction are essential.

At TMI, attorneys who are well versed in these types of matters will handle your case, including attorneys with abundant experience in architectural design and supervision as architects, attorneys with a wide range of experience in construction disputes and attorneys who have collaborated with professionals such as structural-design experts, construction-defect experts and construction-regulation experts.

One of our featured construction disputes in recent years involved a case in which a contractor suffered an enormous amount of damages due to an error by the relevant examining authority with regard to the issuance of building certification.  TMI was successful in this case and has an impressive track record in this field.  Also, as for damages associated with building-related accidents, knowledge of the mechanisms on how the accidents occurred and understanding the construction business are essential.  In this connection, our firm possesses the requisite knowledge and understanding and has been remarkably successful with our strategy in light of the design and construction practice.

For construction-related building disputes, an understanding of drawings and specifications, construction mechanisms and business content as well as possessing a tremendous amount of construction knowledge are essential.  Our firm possesses this understanding and knowledge and has a system capable of handling any scale of dispute regarding constructional and civil engineering work.

As for environmental-related construction disputes such as those involving solar easements and injunctions for noise or odor problems, lawsuits resulting from environmental problems such as subsidence and the like, disputes on building certification or permission for integrated design and district planning and the like, an understanding of administrative regulations such as various municipal laws and local government ordinances, administrative litigation and precedents is essential.  In this respect, our firm provides clients with proper advice from attorneys who possess an abundance of experience and who are well versed in the applicable precedents.

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Related Articles and Publications

2019/04/11ARTICLE “President of Condominium Management Association Has ‘No Standing to Sue’: An Unusual Judgement was Made regarding a Claim for Warranty Against Defects in a Case where Exterior Wall Tiles Broke Off”
2018/12/13ARTICLE “Responsibility Not Found for ‘Double Use’ of Land – Parking Lot Spaces Sold Separately Made the Condominium Illegal”
2018/10/11ARTICLE “Dispute over an Attempt to Change the Condominium Management Company – The Supreme Court’s First Judgment that the Management Association Can Remove a Chairperson”
2018/09/13ARTICLE “The Revocation of Building Certification Immediately Before Completion Cannot Be Reversed – The Risk of Misinterpreting Laws Should Be More Emphasized upon Application for Construction”
2018/07/12ARTICLE “Special Feature [Earthquake Trial]: Professionals Held Responsible in Trials Due to a String of Earthquakes.”

Related Seminars and Lectures

2018/12/03EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Changes to the Responsibilities of Builders and Sellers – Easy-to-Understand Explanation of the Effects on Requirements for Responsibility, Opinions of Related Parties, and Contracts, etc.”
2018/04/24EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents – with an Explanation on the Impact on the Field of Construction of the Revised Civil Law to Be Enforced in April 2020”
2018/03/27EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents – with an Explanation on the Impact on the Field of Construction of the Revised Civil Law to Be Enforced in April 2020”
2017/09/05EXTERNAL “The Methods for Business Operators to Prevent and Cope with Construction-related Issues”
2017/07/04EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Consequential Changes in the Responsibilities of Sellers and Constructors of Buildings”
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