Talking Hiring a Construction Attorney at the HTRC

Thanks to Sean Lintow (@the_htrc) at The HTRC for the opportunity to “muse” on what I’d look for if I were trying to hire someone like me:  a construction attorney. I truly appreciate the opportunity, once again, to get my thoughts before another audience. Here’s a bit of a taste of what I had to…

Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number

Remember a couple of years ago when the Virginia mechanic’s lien rules changed to require inclusion of a claimant’s contractor’s license number (where a license is required)?  If not, then this is a reminder of that particular wrinkle in the strictly interpreted mechanic’s lien statute.  This requirement applies to all mechanic’s lien memoranda and, like…

Fraud, the VCPA and Construction Contracts

Originally posted 2010-09-27 16:03:16. Image via Wikipedia I’ve discussed the economic loss rule here at Musings on several occasions.  The economic loss rule basically states that where one party assumes a duty based in contract or agreement, the Virginia courts will not allow a claim for breach of that duty to go forward as anything…

Another Great Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar Weekend

As some of you readers know, I spoke at the 35th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar (schedule is linked here) this past weekend.  Aside from the great and flattering opportunity to join my friend Hanna Blake at the front of the room to speak on the topic of payment bond claims (yes the picture…

Boots on the Ground- A Great Way to Learn and Help Construction Clients

Originally posted 2012-11-12 09:00:02. This past week, I attended the Construction Law and Public Contracts seminar in Charlottesville, VA and also a breakfast meeting of the Richmond chapter of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia.  Reflecting on this past week, I realized that my membership and participation in both of these great organizations (I am…

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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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