Reminder: Make Note of Your Notice Requirements

As you probably have guessed, I review a lot of construction contracts.  As a Virginia construction attorney, I hope that I get to review these contracts either during the drafting process or prior to my construction clients signing them.  Why?  Because as I’ve “mused” many times before, I can add value and help my clients…

A Lien Change for the Better (Guest Post at ZLien)

Originally posted 2012-05-15 15:20:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDuring the recent General Assembly session, the Virginia legislature made a great change to the Virginia mechanic’s lien statute.  I blog about it at the Zlien Blog. Here’s an excerpt of my post. The recent changes to Va. Code §43-3 (effective July 1, 2012) clarify several points…

Differences in Types of Damages Matter

Over the last 7 and a half years (yes I have been doing this for that long), I have often “mused” on various contractual provisions and their application.  Why? Because the contract matters and will be enforced.  Provisions like “no damages for delay” and “pay if paid” litter construction contracts and will be enforced if…

HOAs Going Green with a Bit of Kicking and Screaming

Originally posted 2010-06-18 09:00:17. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome J. Roger Wood.  Roger is a partner with Carpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Wood, PLC.  The firm has offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Roger began practicing law twelve years ago and has…

Be Careful with Mechanic’s Lien Waivers

Mechanic’s liens are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings.  These powerful tools can and should be properly used to help you, as a construction professional, get paid for your good work.  Of course, the correct steps toward perfecting one of these liens must be followed, including being sure to meet…

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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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