Early Action on Your Construction Contract is Key

I bang the drum of early and frequent consultation with one of us construction attorneys on a regular basis here at Musings and in other places of the “blawgosphere.” Why do I do this?  Doesn’t such consultation help to avoid the problems that seem to make those of us in the construction law business happy? …

Negotiation from Weakness- You’ll be Doing It

Originally posted 2010-10-16 20:16:58. For our first “Guest Post Saturday” here at Construction Law Musings, we have a great one.  Victoria Pynchon is an attorney-mediator with ADR Services, Inc. in Century City; an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association in Los Angeles, California; and, a negotiation consultant and trainer world-wide.  Victoria is one of the…

Just Because Your Employee Was Supposed to Work Safely. . .

Here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the need to keep up with your safety program and stay out of the cross-hairs of the state and federal safety inspectors. The Virginia Court of Appeals gave a stark reminder of this fact in the case of Atlantic Environmental Construction Co. v. Malveaux, Comm’r.  In this case,…

Use RIMC and Dominate Your Construction Niche

Originally posted 2009-10-09 09:04:00. This week, Musings welcomes Mark Buckshon of the Construction Marketing Ideas blog to Guest Post Friday.  Mark publishes several regional construction industry newspapers and websites. He can be reached at 888-432-3555 ext 224 or by email at buckshon@cnrgp.com. If you can imagine a table or structure which needs foundation “legs,” you…

Why You Should Consider Mediation (Most of the Time)

As any reader of Construction Law Musings is aware, I am a huge fan of mediation as a way to resolve construction disputes.  I am such a fan that a few years ago I took the plunge and got certified as a mediator. Why then did I put the caveat in the title of this…

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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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