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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Construction Law Musings Turns 9!

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It was 9 years ago today that I announced the creation of Construction Law Musings with two lines, no picture and some vague idea that I wanted to share my thoughts and insights into Virginia construction law. Back in 2008, Musings was on the Blogger platform, my kids were much younger (they’re now a junior at WVU, a freshman at Appalachian State University, and a freshman in high school!), and I had yet to start my solo construction practice. Needless to say a lot has changed since then. Over that 9 years, I’ve tried to keep up with the changing landscape of construction law and, hopefully, shared a few things that you, the readers, find interesting. Some interesting if possibly contradictory mechanic’s lien cases were decided, along with a case finding another potential exception to the economic loss rule. These are just a couple of the construction law related developments over the past year. Continue Reading

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Construction and Green Building Roundup

Originally posted 2013-03-29 09:00:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Over the past week or so, several great pieces have been written across the web relating to green building and other construction industry related topics. Without re-hashing the great analysis found in those articles, I thought that it would be helpful to point them out. Send

July 1, 2015 Statutory Changes Affecting Virginia Contractors and Subcontractors

Originally posted 2015-06-01 09:00:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs always seems to be the case, this year, as in others, the Virginia General Assembly has seen fit to “tweak” a few construction related statutes. All of these changes will go into effect on July 1, 2015. The big one, and one that I posted about

When is a Residential Subcontractor not Subject to the VCPA? Read to Find Out

The Virginia Consumer Protection Act (VCPA) can and often does apply to residential construction. The transaction between a residential contractor and an homeowner has been held to fall under the consumer transaction language of the VCPA and on occasion been used to avoid the issues with the economic loss doctrine in Virginia. However, there are

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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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