Reminder: Know Your Contractor Licensing Rules

In the course of my construction law practice, I have the pleasure of speaking with and talking to contractors and subcontractors that are based in Virginia and also based in other states.  With the more nationalized construction landscape due to the constricted construction economy, I have more and more interaction with the latter category. When…

Build2Sustain- Renovation Realities

Originally posted 2009-10-02 09:00:00. This week’s Guest Post Friday at Musings is a real treat. Sara Sweeney is a registered architect, LEED AP and GreenFaith Fellow in religious environmental leadership. Her 18-year architectural career reflects her passion and commitment to sustainable building design and stewardship of our natural environment. She is the founder of EcoVision…

Happy Independence Day from Construction Law Musings

I find it appropriate that I started my solo practice four years ago and that Independence Day was only 3 days later.  Over the past four years I have never regretted cutting ties with my old firm and heading out on my own.  I am most thankful to my family (particularly my wife) and a…

Think Twice About Heading to Court with a Construction Claim

Here at Construction Law Musings, I have discussed many areas of the law relating to construction claims.  Most of this discussion has focuses on the claim itself, whether made by breach of contract lawsuit, payment bond claim or mechanic’s lien.  The latter two of these types of claims can and should lead to collection, either…

Old and New Business Strategies to Weather the Construction Recession

Originally posted 2010-02-22 09:00:01. The construction world has been hit with story after story of the hard times that have hit those in commercial and residential construction markets.  Doom and gloom is everywhere.  Capacity built up in the good years led to larger construction companies that now have to deal with bidding wars (and the…

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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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