Reminder: Make Note of Your Notice Requirements

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As you probably have guessed, I review a lot of construction contracts.  As a Virginia construction attorney, I hope that I get to review these contracts either during the drafting process or prior to my construction clients signing them.  Why?  Because as I’ve “mused” many times before, I can add value and help my clients more at these stages than during the cost prohibitive claim/litigation stage.  I have found that taking the time to clarify, negotiate and understand your construction contract with the help of a construction lawyer is much less costly than waiting and hoping to avoid disaster.

Differences in Types of Damages Matter

Over the last 7 and a half years (yes I have been doing this for that long), I have often “mused” on various contractual provisions and their application.  Why? Because the contract matters and will be enforced.  Provisions like “no damages for delay” and “pay if paid” litter construction contracts and will be enforced if…

HOAs Going Green with a Bit of Kicking and Screaming

Originally posted 2010-06-18 09:00:17. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome J. Roger Wood.  Roger is a partner with Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Wood, PLC.  The firm has offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Roger began practicing law twelve years ago and has…

Be Careful with Mechanic’s Lien Waivers

Mechanic’s liens are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings.  These powerful tools can and should be properly used to help you, as a construction professional, get paid for your good work.  Of course, the correct steps toward perfecting one of these liens must be followed, including being sure to meet…

How (NOT) to Work With the EPA and Your State Environmental Agency

Originally posted 2014-02-06 09:00:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Nathan B. Hinch.  Nate (@nathanhinch) is an associate attorney at Mueller & Reece, LLC in Bloomington, Illinois, where he advises real estate, construction, environmental, and other businesses regarding the law, and represents them in…

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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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