Category Archives: Construction

Reminder: Make Note of Your Notice Requirements

As you probably have guessed, I review a lot of construction contracts.  As a Virginia construction attorney, I hope that I get to review these contracts either during the drafting process or prior to my construction clients signing them.  Why?  Because as I’ve “mused” many times before, I can add value and help my clients…

Differences in Types of Damages Matter

Over the last 7 and a half years (yes I have been doing this for that long), I have often “mused” on various contractual provisions and their application.  Why? Because the contract matters and will be enforced.  Provisions like “no damages for delay” and “pay if paid” litter construction contracts and will be enforced if…

Be Careful with Mechanic’s Lien Waivers

Mechanic’s liens are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings.  These powerful tools can and should be properly used to help you, as a construction professional, get paid for your good work.  Of course, the correct steps toward perfecting one of these liens must be followed, including being sure to meet…

Happy Memorial Day from Construction Law Musings

Well, the office is closed and I am enjoying the day off with my family and friends and I hope that you are doing the same. Here’s wishing all of the readers of this construction law blog a great Memorial Day. Thanks for your readership and comments and a special thank you to all of…

Reminder: Always Order a Title Search for Your Mechanic’s Lien

Mechanic’s liens are close to my heart as a construction attorney.  These powerful tools for collection have been (and likely will be) discussed often here at Construction Law Musings.  In fact, they rated their own page here at this little construction blog. While the form for a mechanic’s lien that is found in the Virginia…