Category Archives: Business of Construction

Legislative Changes that Impact Construction 2017

Well, the Virginia General Assembly has finished its yearly run through the legislative process and this year there are a few highlights for those of us in the construction industry. It is always interesting to see what issues are the big ones that get a lot of attention. This year the changes impacted public procurement,…

Should a Subcontractor provide bonds to a GC who is not himself bonded? (Bonding Agent Perspective)

Guest Post Friday is back, and for this week, Construction Law Musings welcomes Steve Moore. Steve has been the Construction & Surety Manager for Towne Insurance Agency-Invincia, in Chesterfield, VA since 2010. Steve’s experience in the Virginia surety bonding marketplace started in 1985 with USF&G. His underwriting travels took him from USF&G to starting National…

Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

Originally posted 2017-01-02 09:15:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOne 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…

Thank You for the Super Lawyers Nod

I am always appreciative and humbled to join the great lawyers who populate lists such as Legal Elite and Super Lawyers. Needless to say I am even more thankful when I get elected to a great list like the Virginia Super Lawyers this year in 2017, this time in the Construction Litigation category. So without…

A Lien Change for the Better (Guest Post at ZLien)

Originally posted 2012-05-15 15:20:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDuring the recent General Assembly session, the Virginia legislature made a great change to the Virginia mechanic’s lien statute. I blog about it at the Zlien Blog. Here’s an excerpt of my post. The recent changes to Va. Code §43-3 (effective July 1, 2012) clarify several points…