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5-star resort in California facing construction contract dispute

Four Seasons Napa Valley opened in California last year. It has been claimed, however, that the company still owes millions of dollars for the construction work that was done. The situation has led to liens and lawsuits against the 5-star resort.

The originally scheduled date to open was delayed because of wildfires in 2019. Ownership then changed hands in 2021. The Wall Street Journal reported that the transaction was valued at more than $2 million per key in the 85-room resort. This makes it one of the most highly-valued sales of its kind in history.

Construction was completed but the bill still not paid

Subcontractors ultimately took legal action against Four Seasons Napa Valley, in San Francisco, alleging that the owners breached a contract by not fulfilling payment agreements on the construction of the resort. Several other entities have commenced litigation against the company. There are a total of six parties involved in various legal actions against the California resort.

Contracts are legally enforceable

When two or more parties sign a construction contract, they must adhere to all terms contained therein. While it is not uncommon for contract disputes to arise over unpaid balances for construction work, it is best to try to resolve such issues as soon as they arise to avoid having to go to court. Relying on an experienced construction law attorney is helpful. Such an attorney can often facilitate a solution out of court but can also be on hand, in case litigation is necessary.