Prompt Investigation of Luxury Condominium Damage Claim Results in Client Vindication, Without Having to Incur Litigation Expense

A general contractor performing a complete remodel of a luxury penthouse condominium on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago retained Steve Johnson when the property owner improperly terminated the general contractor from the job site and alleged the firm’s client was responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in water damage to the project under construction including claimed damage to a one-of-a-kind mural painted on the walls of the circular stairway between the two floors of the unit.  Steve quickly retained a structural engineer, an art historian and the other consultants needed to inspect the condominium, develop the necessary protocols and to perform the inspections which ultimately resulted in the firm’s client being paid in-full for its work and obtaining a complete release from the owner and his insurance carrier who had wrongly sought to blame the firm’s client for the damage to the property.