Talking Hiring a Construction Attorney at the HTRC

Originally posted 2014-11-24 08:00:52. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThanks 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…

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

Originally posted 2014-08-11 09:00:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAbout 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  Since that unpublished ruling on procedural grounds, much discussion has ensued.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…

Addenda to Construction Contracts Can Be an Issue

We’ve all been there.  Your client either has a well drafted standard subcontract (with any luck in consultation with an experienced construction attorney) that it presents to its subcontractors and suppliers or your client is presented with a construction contract that has some provisions that it would prefer were either different or gone altogether.

Be Careful With Construction Fraud Allegations

Originally posted 2013-03-29 09:00:55. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHere at Construction Law Musings we have discussed the intersection of contracts, construction and fraud on several occasions.  We’ve even discussed how such fraud can bleed over from the civil to the criminal. Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court weighed in again on the question of construction fraud…

A Relatively Small Exception to Fraud and Contract Don’t Mix

Originally posted 2015-03-23 09:00:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRemember all of my posts about how fraud and contract claims don’t usually play well in litigation?  Well, as always with the law, there are exceptions.  For instance, a well plead Virginia Consumer Protection Act claim will survive a dismissal challenge. A recent opinion out of the…

About musings

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.

Please join the conversation!

Read More About Construction Law Musings»