Are Your Employment Policies Up to Snuff?

Originally posted 2010-06-25 09:00:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, Construction Law Musings welcomes, Scott F. Gibson (@tradesecretlaw).  Scott is the managing partner of Mesa, Arizona law firm Gibson Ferrin, PLC , and an adjunct professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  Click…

Join Me at the Virginia Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar 2016

I have given post mortem glowing reviews of past Construction and Public Contracts Law seminars in the past here at Construction Law Musings (and for full disclosure an one of the co-chairs of the seminar planning committee this year).  If you, like me, are a construction lawyer in Virginia, I highly encourage you to attend…

Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .

Originally posted 2014-12-08 09:00:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDid you think that a subcontractor had to name a general contractor in a mechanic’s lien suit?  I did.  Did you think that nothing about this changed in the case where a Virginia mechanic’s lien was “bonded off” pursuant to Va. Code Section 43-71?  I did. Well,…

Alert: AAA Construction Industry Rules Update

Originally posted 2015-08-24 09:00:14. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe American Arbitration Association has made some needed updates to their Construction Industry Arbitration and Mediation Rules, effective July 1, 2015.  Among the changes listed at their website are: A mediation step for all cases with claims of $100,000 or more (subject to the ability of any…

Why You Should Consider “In House Counsel”

We construction lawyers have occasionally taken it on the chin as one of the obstacles in the construction process.  However, I have often argued what I believe to be true, that early consultation with a construction lawyer, before problems occur, is a great way for a construction company to avoid issues and to, yes, save…

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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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