Thoughts on construction law from Christopher G. Hill, Virginia construction lawyer, LEED AP, mediator, and member of the Virginia Legal Elite in Construction Law

Reflections on a Construction Law Weekend

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Each of the last two years, I have attended the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section Seminar. This year it was held at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, VA.

While there, I have the pleasure of talking with friends (among them Tim Hughes aka @vaconstruction and main force behind the Virginia Real Estate Land Use and Construction Law Blog) and others. This networking opportunity is a great way to meet other construction attorneys, discuss cases, and make new friends. Such opportunities make a great “real world” addition to Web 2.0 efforts.

Of course, the topics are great also. This year, they ranged from green building, to mechanic’s liens, bankruptcy and recent developments in construction law. I was happy to see that many of the cases that my friend Tom Wolfe of LeClairRyan cited have been discussed in various places on this blog.

Tom listed cases on waiver of arbitration clauses, recovery of delay damages on public projects, the economic loss rule, and the validity of mechanics liens that have been discussed here at Musings.

While it is gratifying to find out that someone else finds these developments in construction law important, I enjoy the opportunity to hear from other lawyers with slightly different specialties. Learning is a good thing and I look forward to next year’s seminar.

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4 Responses to Reflections on a Construction Law Weekend

  1. I will try again … I got rejected as spam!

    I always enjoy this weekend each year, the Construction Section Conference is always really worthy. It was especially enjoyable connecting with you there this year.
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  2. Thanks for the comment Tim, I’ve fixed the spam issue. A plugin upgrade has been undone, there should no longer be an issue.
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