What Can You Do with a Mechanic’s Lien Mid Project?

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed what steps you, as an owner of a construction project in Virginia, could take should you receive a mechanic’s lien notice after a project was complete.  However, this is not the only time such a lien may be recorded.  Particularly on a commercial construction project that spans months,…

Is the Sky Actually Falling (on Green Building)?

Originally posted 2012-04-09 09:00:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI have spoken on many occasions here at Construction Law Musings and elsewhere about the risks and rewards for contractors found in sustainable construction.  The rewards were fairly apparent.  New markets, government incentives and the desires of owners to be “green” clearly point toward a need for…

Do Construction Contracts and Fraud Mix After All?

On several occasions here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the fact that, with a few exceptions, fraud claims and written construction contract based claims do not mix. One of the exceptions to the so called “economic loss rule” that would seem to preclude both fraud and contract claims in the same lawsuit is where…

Wow! Five Years Since “Going Solo” With My Construction Practice

Originally posted 2015-07-01 10:00:52. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s hard to believe, but my solo construction practice turns five today.  On July 1, 2010, I struck out on my own and it has been a great ride ever since. Since I opened my practice 5 years ago, I have been named to the Virginia Legal…

Did You Get a Notice of Mechanic’s Lien after Project Completion? Don’t Panic!

So, you own a piece of property.  You decided to have some work done and after what you thought was proper due diligence, you hire a general contractor to build a great office building on the property.  Your architect designs the space, you sign the construction contract for a price you find fair and that…

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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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