My How Six Years of Musings Can Fly By!

Wow!  It seems like just yesterday that I started this little construction law blog with a two line post on the Blogger platform.  When I posted that announcement six (yes, it’s been 6 years) ago basically on a whim, I had no idea that I would still be posting my “musings” on construction related topics…

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

Did 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, a recent Virginia Supreme Court case, Synchronized Construction Services…

Even with LEED, Clear Specifications and Proper Documentation are Necessary

Originally posted 2014-07-30 11:00:41. A recent lawsuit filed in California over the proper documentation necessary for LEED certification (discussed in detail at the Green Building Law Update) emphasizes the fact that, no matter how detailed the LEED certification process seems to be, a mere reference to that process or a certain level of LEED certification…

Humbled Again by Joining the 2014 Legal Elite

Once again, I am humbled and highly gratified by my inclusion in the 2014 Virginia Business Legal Elite in the Construction Law category.  For the 8th year running and spanning my time at my prior firm and my four and a half years in solo practice, my peers have seen fit to nominate and vote…

Fraud and Construction Contracts- Like Oil and Water?

Originally posted 2010-08-09 09:00:22. We have discussed the interaction of fraud and breach of contract actions on occasion here at Construction Law Musings.  In most cases the two do not mix.  Between the economic loss rule and the general desire of Virginia courts to keep contract actions and tort actions separate, most of the time…

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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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