A Great Contractor Filled Weekend

Originally posted 2014-01-27 11:47:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver this past weekend, I attended the annual convention of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia.  As always, a good time was had by all.  Between the skeet and five stand shooting, the oyster tasting and other great events, the convention had plenty of laughter and opportunity…

Quick Note: Be Careful with Pay if Paid Clauses (Both Subcontractors and General Contractors)

Aside from waiver of lien rights (something that will be illegal in Virginia after July 1, 2015), the most troublesome contractual impediment to payment for a subcontractor or supplier on a project often is the “pay if paid” clause.  As a general rule, in Virginia, these clauses where drafted in the proper fashion, are enforceable. …

Update Relating to SB891 and Bond Claim Waivers

Several bills were passed and will go into effect on July 1, 2015 that affect the construction industry here in Virginia.  The most interesting of these was an amendment to the mechanic’s lien statutes relating to waivers of lien rights. As I posted in March, SB891 amended the mechanic’s lien statute, Va. Code Section 43-3,…

Thanks to Brian Hill and AEC Forensics for the Opportunity

Originally posted 2012-09-27 16:09:42. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI have made numerous friends during my journey here at Musings and Brian Hill (@blhill and @aec4n6) is one of them.  Today, Brian was nice enough to let me muse at his AEC Forensics blog on the topic of BIM, IPD and Risk. Here’s a bit of…

July 1, 2015 Statutory Changes Affecting Virginia Contractors and Subcontractors

As always seems to be the case, this year, as in others, the Virginia General Assembly has seen fit to “tweak” a few construction related statutes.  All of these changes will go into effect on July 1, 2015. The big one, and one that I posted about a while back is the change to 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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