Category Archives: Contracts

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…

Incorporation, Indemnity and Statutes of Limitations, Oh My!

Originally posted 2017-01-17 11:23:26. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWe 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…

Happy New Year! Looking Back and Forward

Originally posted 2016-01-01 10:00:55. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt is the time of the year here at Construction Law Musings where we look back at a great 2015 and forward to an even better 2016. This past year was another good one for both Musings and my law practice. Musings hit its 7 year anniversary…

Reminder: Follow the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the Letter

I haven’t discussed public construction projects much recently, particularly in the context of procurement in Virginia. If you are a commercial contractor in Virginia and have sought to perform work for the state or one of its subdivisions, you are likely familiar with the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA). This Act controls the means and…