Changes and Claims: Make Sure You Actually Ask for What You Want

Originally posted 2009-06-19 09:00:00. For this weeks Guest Post Friday, Musings welcomes Matthew DeVries. Matt is the author of, is a construction attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a father of five energetic children and he often uses his family experiences to shed light on the green building, sustainable design, technology and project management…

The New Jersey Construction Triangle – Compelling Arbitration Without a Contract Provision Between Subcontractor and Owner/Developer

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Bennet Susser.  Bennet is a founding member and shareholder of the New Jersey law firm, Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C. He has over 25 years’ experience in representing clients in all types of complex (and not so complex) litigation, including those involving construction actions….

Did the 4th Circuit “Tarnish” Sustainable Construction in the CBF Case?

About a week ago, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “parallam” lawsuit.  Since that unpublished ruling on procedural grounds, much discussion has ensued.  One particularly interesting headline, found at the well respected Greed Building Law Update, states Litigation Over First Ever LEED Platinum Building Tarnishes Green Building.  After…

Personal Thoughts on Construction Mediation

Originally posted 2009-11-30 09:00:10. As I left a mediation last week at 8:30 at night, I realized something that I knew all along.  Mediation works. Why does mediation work?  For several reasons that I can think of. The first, and likely most important is that lawyers are expensive.  In most construction cases, we charge by…

Cloud Computing for Small and Mid-sized Law Firms

Originally posted 2012-03-02 09:00:08. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome a long time friend, Kriss Wilson. Kriss is a co-founder and serves as President of both Superior Document Services and Compiled Services.  He has extensive experience, assisting clients in the management of their E-Discovery process through all facets of the EDRM…

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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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