Thoughts on construction law from Christopher G. Hill, Virginia construction lawyer, LEED AP, mediator, and member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law

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A Great Time at the 38th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar

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English: This is a locator map showing Charlottesville in Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the 38th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar at the Boar’s Head in in Charlottesville, Virginia. It seems like not that long ago I was going to my first of these in 2008! This year, like last, I had a great time planning the seminar and in the process meeting many of the great speakers that provided their insights into topics from gun safety at the workplace to employment facts every contractor should know to the basics of performance bonds. All in all, this “grab bag” of topics seemed to provide something for everyone, whether an experienced construction attorney or someone new to construction law. Continue Reading

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Continuing the ADR Discussion at ALPS 411

Originally posted 2013-09-26 10:30:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis is alternative dispute resolution (ADR) week here at Construction Law Musings. Monday’s post was a primer on two popular ADR methods and now, I’ve got another post at the great ALPS411 Blog. The post explores whether you, as a construction pro, would want a mandatory arbitration

Reminder: A Little Pain Now Can Save a Lot of Pain Later

Originally posted 2016-04-26 11:29:50. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI know, you think you hear it enough from me here at Construction Law Musings. I am seemingly constantly beating the drum of early advice from a construction attorney and the benefits of spending a bit of money now to avoid spending a lot of money later.

Why You May Not Want a Mandatory Mediation Clause in Your Construction Contract

I know, you are likely surprised by the title of this post. You’ve read Construction Law Musings for a while now and know that as a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, I have advocated mediation as a great way to resolve your construction disputes short of the expensive and time consuming litigation process. Knowing all of

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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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