Category Archives: Business of Construction

Incorporation, Indemnity and Statutes of Limitations, Oh My!

We all know that the contract is king in Virginia. We also know that Virginia will allow for a so called “incorporation” clause that will allow for “flow down” of certain prime contract provisions in a way that will make those provisions applicable to subcontractors. We also know that a claim for breach of contract…

Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

One of the many items of construction law that has always been about as clear as mud has been the interaction between a contractual pay if paid clause and payment bond claims either under the Federal Miller Act or Virginia’s “Little Miller Act.” While properly drafted contractual “pay if paid” clauses are enforceable by their…

Pre-Construction Issues: A Review

Originally posted 2010-04-09 09:00:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) contacted me over Twitter, I was both honored and happily surprised to find out that they wanted me to review their recent CLE text on Pre Construction Issues in construction. I was surprised for a couple of reasons. …

Thoughts on Standard of Care?

Originally posted 2012-08-06 09:00:48. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI had a great chat Friday with Shari Shapiro of the Green Building Law blog. The topic of discussion was whether the general standard of care in construction that includes knowing and building to the building code encompasses meeting LEED benchmarks found in some but far from…

Happy New Year from Construction Law Musings

Wow, it’s been another year! 2016 sure flew by. I hope all of you had a great 2016 and I wish you a prosperous 2017. Without further ado, Happy New Year from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. As always, I welcome your comments below. Please subscribe to keep…