Thoughts on construction law from Christopher G. Hill, Virginia construction lawyer, LEED AP, mediator, and member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law

What is a Conservation Easement and Why in the World Would I Put One on My Land?

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome a new face and newly solo attorney, Lee Stephens.  Lee  (@leestephenslaw) has represented dozens of landowners who successfully placed conservation easements on their property, ranging from a farm of 1,800 acres to a lot of 0.85 acres, all over the Commonwealth.  Lee currently sits

Reckless Disregard is. . . Well. . .Reckless

Punitive damages are hard to come by in construction law cases.  This is because almost all construction contract cases are exactly that: contract cases.  Between the economic loss rule and the Virginia Courts’ almost (though not completely) impregnable wall between tort and contract, punitive damages may seem completely out of the picture.  Depending on your

Happy Holidays from Construction Law Musings

Happily, the older two kids are home from college and Musings is enjoying some time off for Christmas. I wish you all Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC and Construction Law Musings To all of my friends, colleagues and most importantly, family, I hope you have a

Finishing Strong: Why Timely Project Close-Out Should Matter to Contractors

For this week’s Guest Post Friday post here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome back Matt Bouchard.  Matt is a partner with Lewis & Roberts, PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina.  For over ten years his practice has focused on representing the interests of contractors, sureties and owners in connection with commercial construction projects.  You can

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I am a construction lawyer in Richmond, Virginia, a LEED AP, and have been nominated by my peers to Virginia's Legal Elite in Construction Law on multiple occasions. I provide advice and assistance with mechanic's liens, contract review and consulting, occupational safety issues (VOSH and OSHA), and risk management for construction professionals.

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