Category Archives: Construction Law

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…

Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Details

As readers of Construction Law Musings are well aware, mechanic’s liens and their picky and at times overly form oriented nature are near and dear to my heart as a construction attorney here in Virginia. I recently had the opportunity to meet this head on in Hanover County, Virginia Circuit Court. I was defending a…

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…

A Quick Checklist for Subcontractors

After the last two weeks’ analyses of a couple of big construction decisions that came out recently, I thought I’d keep this week’s post practical and short for those that are not construction lawyers. So without further ado, here is a short checklist of the top things (aside from calling their local experienced construction attorney)…