Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Details

Map of Virginia highlighting Hanover County

Map of Virginia highlighting Hanover County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As readers of Construction Law Musings are well aware, mechanic’s liens and their picky and at times overly form oriented nature are near and dear to my heart as a construction attorney here in Virginia. I recently had the opportunity to meet this head on in Hanover County, Virginia Circuit Court. I was defending a suit to enforce a mechanic’s lien in the context of a lien that had been released pursuant to a bond deposited with the court under Va. Code 43-71 on behalf of my client, the defendant in that suit.

Happy New Year! Looking Back and Forward

Originally posted 2016-01-01 10:00:55. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt is the time of the year here at Construction Law Musings where we look back at a great 2015 and forward to an even better 2016. This past year was another good one for both Musings and my law practice. Musings hit its 7 year anniversary…

Reminder: Follow the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the Letter

I haven’t discussed public construction projects much recently, particularly in the context of procurement in Virginia. If you are a commercial contractor in Virginia and have sought to perform work for the state or one of its subdivisions, you are likely familiar with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA). This Act controls the means and…

Building Green: What it Means for Your Business

Originally posted 2015-01-01 09:30:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings welcomes Kevin Kaiser. Kevin is the online marketing director for Surety, a leading online surety company. He specializes in educating current and prospective business owners about local surety requirements. He helps contribute to the Surety Bond Education Center and the…

A Quick Checklist for Subcontractors

After the last two weeks’ analyses of a couple of big construction decisions that came out recently, I thought I’d keep this week’s post practical and short for those that are not construction lawyers. So without further ado, here is a short checklist of the top things (aside from calling their local experienced construction attorney)…

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I am a construction lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, a LEED AP, and have been nominated by my peers to Virginia's Legal Elite in Construction Law on multiple occasions. I provide advice and assistance with mechanic's liens, contract review and consulting, occupational safety issues (VOSH and OSHA), and risk management for construction professionals.

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