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

Contractors and Force Majeure: Contractual Protection from Hurricanes and Severe Weather

This week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings welcomes back Clay Olsen. Clay is is an attorney at Harper Whitwell PLLC. The firm is located in Mississippi and South Carolina where they routinely represent the interests of construction. This season is not special as hurricanes are a part of life on the east coast and

Why You Need a Contract Mediation Clause

Originally posted 2014-05-09 09:00:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Seth J. Smiley. Seth is the managing member of Wolfe Law Group, LLC, a boutique law firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Seth handles all aspects of construction cases from initial contracting to payment once work

Reminder: In Court (as in life) the Worst Thing You Can Do Is Not Show Up

As long time (and possibly recent) readers of Construction Law Musings know, I am a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator. In that capacity, I spend quite a bit of time sitting in general district court courtrooms in places like Goochland and Caroline Counties “court sitting” awaiting a referral from the judge of a case with

Preventing Acts of God: Construction Accidents Caused by Outside Factors

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Seth Smiley. Seth, a native of Baton Rouge, is the owner of Smiley Law Firm. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and California. Seth Smiley is the son of a general contractor, and acquired valuable work experience