Construction Lawyers Should Be Problem Solvers

Shasta Dam under construction, California

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No one wants to call a construction attorney. Those of us that practice construction law and advise contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in the construction industry know this. We are associated with problems. We are seen as necessary evils when folks in construction feel the need to call us. I get it and frankly don’t have an issue with being associated with problems. If this seems counter intuitive or like I’m giving in to the negative stereotypes of attorneys, I’m not. Just read on to see why I don’t find this to be true.

Google News You Can Use

Originally posted 2012-02-17 09:00:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday at Musings, we welcome back Martha Sperry for another great tech related guest post. Martha (@advocatesstudio on Twitter) is an attorney with extensive experience in the insurance industry. Martha also maintains a research and writing practice, AdvantageAdvocates with emphasis on research…

A Balanced Recipe

Originally posted 2012-01-27 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings we welcome back Nick Pacella. Nick is an architect licensed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. His practice has spanned several economic swings and he has been able to reposition the eggs in his basket…

Why You Need a Contract Mediation Clause

Originally posted 2014-05-09 09:00:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Seth J. Smiley. Seth is the managing member of Wolfe Law Group, LLC, a boutique law firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Seth handles all aspects of construction cases from initial contracting to payment once work…

Where Insurance and Contracts Collide in Construction

As has been said a “few” times here at Construction Law Musings, the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia strictly interpret the actual terms of a construction contract. A recent case in the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond provides yet another example of this fact. In Fixture Specialists Inc. v. MGT Construction Mgmt….

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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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