When Is Mandatory Arbitration Not Mandatory?

Originally posted 2015-08-10 10:16:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI have discussed my views on mandatory mediation in construction contracts at other places here at Musings and also discussed how the contract is king here in Virginia. A recent Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court case combined these two concepts to allow a subcontractor to proceed straight to…

Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not

After I wrote the title to this post, I thought, “Well, that says it all, doesn’t it?” I also considered the fact that for those that read this construction law blog on a regular basis, I am likely stating the obvious. I then thought about the fact that there can be confusion regarding the purpose…

CALGreen. It’s finally here. Now what?

Originally posted 2011-11-18 14:56:46. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, Musings welcomes Imad Naffa. Imad is the Founder and President of NAFFA International, a private Building Code Services firm in Fresno, CA. He is also the Developer and Administrator of the Building Code Discussions Group (BCDG), one of the largest building…

Want to Stay Up on Your Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines? Write a Letter or Two

90 days. 150 days. 6 months. 30 days. Do these numbers sound familiar? If you read Construction Law Musings regularly, they should be. These are various deadlines relating to the recording and enforcement of mechanic’s liens in Virginia.

Thoughts on Letting Go at ALPS 411

Originally posted 2015-07-28 11:00:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOnce again, the folks over at the ALPS411 Blog have let me invade and post some thoughts from the world of solo construction practice. This time, they asked for (and I hope I delivered) some of my better thoughts on “letting go” of work once the work…

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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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