A Construction Stitch in Time

Originally posted 2015-10-27 11:22:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s a cliche for a reason that “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine.”  Why?  Because it is almost always cheaper and more efficient in the long run to get something right the first time than to fix it later.  This old adage is true in life, and…

No Setoff Between Bonded and Non-Bonded Projects

Originally posted 2013-09-09 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs any reader of Construction Law Musings knows, payment bond claims are a big part of my law practice.  You have also likely read through the federal cases relating to the Miller Act that you can find here.  On trend in these federal cases in the Virginia…

Navigating Complex Preliminary Notice Requirements

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back a good friend, Scott Wolfe. Scott is the founder of zlien, a cloud-based platform that gives construction industry participants control over their financial risk and payment processes. The zlien platform manages the mechanics lien compliance process for all parties in the contracting chain,…

Your Contractual Notice/Claim Procedures Matter

Remember how I stated that your construction contract governs the “law” of your business relationship?  Remember how (at least as a subcontractor or supplier) the Virginia General Assembly stated that is no longer true in regards to pre-payment contractual mechanic’s lien waivers?  Remember that most construction contracts contain a clause or two relating to claims…

In Construction Your Contract May Not Always Preclude a Negligence Claim

Originally posted 2011-03-14 09:00:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here at Construction Law Musings I have discussed the interaction of the so called “economic loss rule,”  construction contracts and tort claims on numerous occasions.  The general rule is that where a duty to perform in a certain way arises from the contract, the Virginia courts…

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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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