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

Category Archives: Construction Law

With VA Mechanic’s Liens Sometimes “Substantial Compliance” is Enough (but don’t count on it)

Virginia mechanic’s liens are a powerful and tricky beast that in most cases require absolute precision in their preparation. However, an interesting opinion recently came out of the Virginia Supreme Court that may provide a bit of a “safe harbor” from the total form over function nature of a mechanic’s lien. In Desai, Executrix v.

Reminder: Your Accounting and Other Records Matter

Originally posted 2015-06-30 10:39:36. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRecently, I’ve posted on mechanic’s lien changes, mediation and other more “legal” topics here at Construction Law Musings. Today’s post is a practical one and one that will help your friendly neighborhood construction attorney greatly should a dispute arise. The tip for this week? Keep clean accounting

Be Sure to Dot All of the “I’s” and Cross the “T’s” in Virginia

As a construction company from outside of Virginia that wants to work here in the Commonwealth, there are numerous “hoops” that you need to jump through to be able to perform work and most importantly get paid. Among these are obtaining a Virginia contractors license, find a registered agent here in Virginia, hopefully find a

Resolve to Say “No” This Year

Originally posted 2016-01-11 09:19:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe hear all of the time how to “get to ‘yes’” and how doing so can lead to more business and of course more business leads to more profits. Purely logical, right? Without construction owners with work for general contractors to perform and general contractors hiring subcontractors

Sometimes Adjustments are in Fact Equitable- A Story of Differing Site Conditions

Originally posted 2011-09-12 09:00:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Remember the one about differing site conditions? (just kidding, that was never a joke). However, any site contractor knows that these differing conditions can be the bane of its existence. Recently, the Danville, Virginia Division of the Federal District Court for the Western District of Virginia