Category Archives: Construction

Why You Should Consider “In House Counsel”

We construction lawyers have occasionally taken it on the chin as one of the obstacles in the construction process.  However, I have often argued what I believe to be true, that early consultation with a construction lawyer, before problems occur, is a great way for a construction company to avoid issues and to, yes, save…

Another Way a Mechanic’s Lien Protects You

Here at Construction Law Musings, we have discussed mechanic’s lien law in Virginia on multiple occasions.  We have discussed everything from the very picky nature of the perfection and enforcement of these liens to the changes that the Virginia General Assembly periodically makes to these requirements and how to defend against such liens. Send to…

Wishing You a Restful Labor Day

Summer is coming to an end, school has either already started or is getting ready to start.  This makes for a great time to relax with friends and think on the next phase of 2016. Here’s wishing you a wonderful Labor Day from my firm and Construction Law Musings.  I hope that you and your…

A Construction Stitch in Time

Originally posted 2015-10-27 11:22:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s a cliche for a reason that “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.”  Why?  Because it is almost always cheaper and more efficient in the long run to get something right the first time than to fix it later.  This old adage is true in life, and…

Just Because You Record a Mechanic’s Lien Doesn’t Mean You Get Notice of Foreclosure

As longtime (or new readers for that matter) know, mechanic’s liens are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings.  These powerful tools to collect for your hard work on a construction project are great when prepared and recorded in the very specific fashion required by the Virginia legislature and courts.  In…