Make Your Contract Work for You: Top 5 Clauses to Review Before Signing

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Rob Pitkin.  Rob (@KCconstrlawyer) is an attorney with the Construction Law Group of Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, where he handles Construction disputes and other types of sophisticated business litigation.  Originally from Iowa, he graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois…

Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim. I have posted on the basics of a Virginia payment bond claim previously here at Musings.  One of these basics is the 90 day notice requirement…

Does Stricter Decertification Mean More “Leedigation?”

Originally posted 2010-10-04 09:00:04. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRecently, my friend and fellow construction attorney/consultant, Chris Cheatham (@chrischeatham) posted the news that USGBC will be more stringent on the de-certification front. This statement relates to the continued energy performance of LEED certified buildings and increases the likelihood that energy performance (as opposed to mere reporting)…

VOSH Jumps Into the Employee Misclassification Pool

The proper classification of workers by construction companies has been on the radar of the Department of Labor for both the US and Virginia governments for quite a while.  While most of the misclassification is innocent and not done to create issues, there have been enough instances of purposeful misclassification of certain workers as independent…

Three Ways Every Contractor Can Think Like An Auditor

Originally posted 2010-07-02 09:00:58. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this weeks Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Shane Brown. Shane leads the construction services group at EKS&H CPA’s, serving private and public companies with a specialization in construction and auditing. Shane has extensive experience partnering with his contractor clients to understand…

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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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