Back Posting with Thoughts on Lien Waivers

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After a week of being unable to post due to the rigors of my solo construction practice, I’m back on the blogging train.  For those of you that missed my new musings this past week, I hope that you had a chance to look through some of the past Guest Post Friday posts for some good stuff to read.

During the course of my busy week last week, a question came up regarding the mechanic’s lien waivers that commercial construction companies routinely execute as part of the payment process.  The waiver forms vary, but each essentially states that in exchange for payment the payee, whether a subcontractor or supplier (or even general contractor) waives its future rights to record a mechanic’s lien for the work that is covered by the payment received.  Most if not all of these forms further require a certification that the funds paid will either be used to pay suppliers or that suppliers have already been paid.  This general description is not the reason for this post.

Greening Risks and Rewards – the Insurance Perspective (Part I)

Originally posted 2009-08-21 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Image of Martha Sperry For this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings has a real treat.  Martha Sperry (@advocatesstudio on Twitter) is an attorney with extensive experience in the insurance industry. Martha’s clients have included underwriters and agents representing Lloyd’s syndicates, third party administrators and agents and…

Why Construction Law- An Update

Back in 2009, only a year or so after my first post here at Musings, I posted on why I’m in the field of construction law.  Well, a lot has happened in the over 5 years since then, not the least of which is my move to solo practice in July of 2010 and the…

Green BIM and Ham

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No Miller Act Setoff for Non-Federal Claims

Originally posted 2009-08-05 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMusings is back! And a great case for subcontractors on federal projects came out of the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia last month. The Court in U. S. ex rel Acoustical Concepts, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, et….

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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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