Want to Stay Up on Your Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines? Write a Letter or Two

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90 days. 150 days. 6 months. 30 days. Do these numbers sound familiar? If you read Construction Law Musings regularly, they should be. These are various deadlines relating to the recording and enforcement of mechanic’s liens in Virginia.

Virginia General Assembly Helps Construction Contractors

Originally posted 2015-05-18 09:00:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter As reported last week at the Virginia Real Estate, Land Use and Construction Law Blog (authored by my good friend Tim Hughes (@timrhughes)), the Virginia General Assembly has passed an amendment to the jurisdictional limitations of Virginia General District Courts. The new statute, going into effect…

Communicate with the Field to Nip Issues in the Bud

This past week, I spent some time meeting with clients and generally discussing the day to day operations of construction companies. One common theme of these discussions (and of this construction blog) was the need to deal with problems at a job site early. I have often discussed the contract side of catching things early,…

My Client Was Cited by Virginia Occupational Safety and Health

Originally posted 2011-06-17 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday we welcome, Anna E. Jolly, JD, CHMM. Anna is a partner in the consulting firm, Circle Safety and Health Consultants, LLC. Anna has been an OHS professional for over 30 years and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of…

How is Negotiating a Construction Contract Like Buying a Car?

I know, you’re probably looking for a punchline, and likely thinking something along the lines of “only a construction attorney would be sitting in his office and come up with such an analogy,” but I really do think it’s a good one. When you are buying a car, you look for priorities. Is the color…

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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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