Category Archives: Construction

Reminder: A Little Pain Now Can Save a Lot of Pain Later

I know, you think you hear it enough from me here at Construction Law Musings.  I am seemingly constantly beating the drum of early advice from a construction attorney and the benefits of spending a bit of money now to avoid spending a lot of money later. I do this because real world examples of…

Is Arbitration Always the Answer?

After a long (for me) hiatus due to Spring Break with my wonderful family followed by a crazy last two weeks for both personal and business reasons, I’m back and ready to muse again. This week’s “musings” concern a topic that arises often in construction contracts and construction dispute resolution.  The topic?  Arbitration.  Why does…

Talking Hiring a Construction Attorney at the HTRC

Originally posted 2014-11-24 08:00:52. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThanks to Sean Lintow (@the_htrc) at The HTRC for the opportunity to “muse” on what I’d look for if I were trying to hire someone like me:  a construction attorney. I truly appreciate the opportunity, once again, to get my thoughts before another audience. Here’s a bit…

Did the 4th Circuit “Tarnish” Sustainable Construction in the CBF Case?

Originally posted 2014-08-11 09:00:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAbout a week ago, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “parallam” lawsuit.  Since that unpublished ruling on procedural grounds, much discussion has ensued.  One particularly interesting headline, found at the well respected Greed Building Law Update, states Litigation Over First…

Addenda to Construction Contracts Can Be an Issue

We’ve all been there.  Your client either has a well drafted standard subcontract (with any luck in consultation with an experienced construction attorney) that it presents to its subcontractors and suppliers or your client is presented with a construction contract that has some provisions that it would prefer were either different or gone altogether. Send…