Category Archives: Construction Law

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

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. Send to Kindle

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…

Don’t Kick the Claim Until the End of the Project: Timely Give Notice and Preserve Your Claims on Construction Projects

Originally posted 2015-12-07 09:38:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, we welcome Tara L. Chadbourn. Tara is an attorney with ReavesColey PLLC in Chesapeake, VA, where she concentrates her practice on construction law, litigation and commercial litigation. Tara counsels owners, contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers in various government and commercial construction…