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Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Recent Buy America Development

    Recent Buy America Development
    At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs.  Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway…
  • Jan 15

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project

    Design Liability and Right of Way Risk Allocation for Design-Build Project
    Design liability and right-of-way risk allocation are topics addressed in a legal research digest recently published by the Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).  The report, which…
  • Dec 14

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’

    Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’
    We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill.  Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to the…
Rank this Week: 563

The Builders Counsel Blog

The Builders Counsel Blog

Covers green building law, LEED legal topics, public contracting, liens & bonds & other progressive construction law topics. By Reiser Legal.

http://www.builderscounsel.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause

    The Supreme Court Takes a Look at Forum Selection Clause
      Here is a brief post that I published for ClaimKit, a surety data consultant, about a new Supreme Court case taking a look at forum selection clauses. Enjoy! Claim professionals have to be aware of the law. As part of your undying…
  • Feb 13

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One

    The GSA’s Big Green Building Decision Is, Rightfully, A Public One
      Every 2 months, I reemerge from my heavy workload to talk to you all on this blog. For years I was better at it; you could expect a post every two days. But at least I don’t appear as seldom as the GSA – the federal…
  • Dec 10

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4

    Greenbuild Announcements: Search Engines, Grants and Final Comments on v4
      Wow, my Google Reader account was stuffed full of LEED today. Not that it’s incredibly strange to see LEED painted all over the news – because that could not be further than the truth – but for once it was a bounty of…
Rank this Week: 481

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers construction litigation and legislation in Washington, Alaska and Oregon. By Ahlers & Cressman PLLC.

http://www.ac-lawyers.com/news
Rank this Week: 606

K&L Gates Construction Law…

K&L Gates Construction Law Blog

Covers legal issues, news, and regulations relating to the construction industry. By K&L Gates.

http://www.klconstructionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 696

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use…

Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law

Covers Virginia real estate, land use, and construction law issues, such as green building and LEED. By Bean Kinney & Korman.

http://www.valanduseconstructionlaw.com/
  • Dec 9

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County

    Unanimous Approval for Self-Storage Facility in Prince William County
    Image courtesy of Finley Design and Sifen, Inc. On December 8, 2015, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved Mini Price Storage’s proffer amendment and special use permit applications to bring the…
  • Nov 11

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.

    So You Got a Zoning Violation Notice. Now What? Five Things Property Owners Should Know.
    You arrive home that evening from work and sort through the mail, like you normally do. Bills, ads and even a birthday card from your Great Aunt Doris. The usual. At the bottom of the pile, though, is a letter from your local Zoning Office.…
  • Nov 2

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West

    Arlington County Board Unanimously Approves Clarendon West
    Image courtesy of The Shooshan Company.  Design by WDG Architecture. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Arlington County unanimously approved The Shooshan Company’s 4.1 Site Plan Special Exception application for Clarendon…
Rank this Week: 711

Real Estate & Construction Law…

Real Estate & Construction Law Blog

Features real estate and construction law updates and analysis. By Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP.

http://www.bdblaw.com/publications-events/real-estate-and-construction-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder

    Ohio Homestead Exemption Amendment Affects Judgment Lien Holder
    By: Alan P. DiGirolamo Effective April 1, 2013, Ohio’s homestead exemption was amended to allow a homeowner to exempt up to $132,900 of equity in his or her home.  See, Ohio Revised Code Section 2329.66(A)(1)(b).  This is…
  • Jul 18

    TWO WORD$

    TWO WORD$
    By:  John Swansinger, Esq. “Condition precedent” is now perhaps the most important term in your Ohio construction subcontract following the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent decision in Transtar Electric, Inc. v A.E.M.…
  • Jun 25

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure

    The Use of Transfer on Death Designation Affidavits as a Probate Avoidance Measure
    By:  Brenda S. Schwartz              Individuals owning real property in Ohio can use statutorily sanctioned transfer on death designation affidavits (TOD affidavits) as an…
Rank this Week: 593

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Feb 4

    Decades in the Not Making: EPA Given Schedule for Fulfilling CERCLA Rulemaking Responsibilitie

    Decades in the Not Making: EPA Given Schedule for Fulfilling CERCLA Rulemaking Responsibilitie
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by Section 108 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601–9675 (CERCLA), to establish financial assurance…
  • Feb 4

    Plans to Renovate and Restore the Presidio Clear a Hurdle

    Plans to Renovate and Restore the Presidio Clear a Hurdle
    The Presidio Army Base in San Francisco, once the headquarters of the Sixth Army and a favorite post of many soldiers and their families, is now a National Park and a National Historic Landmark. For many years, plans to renovate and protect…
  • Feb 3

    Ninth Circuit Gives Citizens Suit Against U.S. Forest Service New Life

    Ninth Circuit Gives Citizens Suit Against U.S. Forest Service New Life
    In the case of Center for Biological Diversity, et. al v. U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion released on January 12, 2016, reversed the lower court’s dismissal of a Resource…
Rank this Week: 1053

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
  • Jul 29

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community

    Plain Jane: Cannabis Officially Joins Oregon’s Agricultural Community
    Cannabis has long been one of Oregon’s most valuable crops. The estimated annual value of Oregon cannabis approaches $1 billion, which is more than traditional Oregon crops such as cattle ($833 million), nursery crops ($515 million),…
  • Feb 3

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne

    ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderne
    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness.  FWS…
  • Nov 17

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit

    Court of Appeals Denies Vesting for Shoreline Permit
    Last week Washington’s Court of Appeals decided Potala Village Kirkland, LLC v. City of Kirkland (Div. I, August 25, 2014), which addressed whether the filing of an application for a shoreline substantial development permit, without…
Rank this Week: 991

DSV Construction Law Blog

DSV Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, green building, and public contract law. By Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP.

http://drewrysimmonsvornehm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 905

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 765

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

By the Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Feb 1

    Construction Dispute Resolution in Florida

    Construction Dispute Resolution in Florida
    Construction projects lend themselves to the filing of claims and lawsuits unless everything relating to the construction project goes exactly as planned. In order to avoid claims and lawsuits, the contractor must avoid change orders, must…
  • Jan 27

    Pros and Cons of Arbitration Vs. Litigation in Construction Dispute

    Pros and Cons of Arbitration Vs. Litigation in Construction Dispute
    Arbitration is increasingly being adopted and accepted in the construction industry as the go-to for settling disputes due to perceptions regarding the benefits of arbitration over litigation. Chapter 682 of the Florida Statutes governs the…
  • Dec 22

    Understanding Pay-If-Paid and Pay-When-Paid Clauses in a Construction Contract

    Understanding Pay-If-Paid and Pay-When-Paid Clauses in a Construction Contract
    When it comes to getting everyone paid on a construction project, there can oftentimes be a significant amount of risk and potential for nonpayment. In general, there is a hierarchy of who is most likely to get paid, and subcontractors are…
Rank this Week: 1162

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 31

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative

    Appraisal Institute Continues Push For USPAP Alternative
    The Appraisal Institute has been advocating the use of alternatives to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP is provided by the Appraisal Foundation and is described as “the generally…
  • Jan 30

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER

    TEXAS ASSEMBLING ONLINE LIST OF ENTITES WITH EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
    The Texas Legislature has directed the Texas comptroller of public accounts to assemble an online database of entities claiming eminent domain powers in Texas. They recently opened the online reporting form for these entities and expect to…
  • Jan 14

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM

    RAND PAUL CONTINUES EMINENT DOMAIN CRITICISM
    Sen. Rand Paul said at a recent Iowa town hall meeting that as president he would never let the government “take away private property and give it to somebody else” through eminent domain. The Kentucky senator said while he is in…
Rank this Week: 1329

Midwest Construction Law Blog

Midwest Construction Law Blog

Features legal articles, news and resources for Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa contractors. By Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP.

http://www.spencerfane.com/midwestconstructionlaw/
  • Dec 21

    Criminal Prosecution of Worker Safety Violations – New DOJ Initiative to Increase Criminal Enforcement of OSHA Matter

    Criminal Prosecution of Worker Safety Violations – New DOJ Initiative to Increase Criminal Enforcement of OSHA Matter
    On December 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a major new initiative to increase the number of criminal charges in worker endangerment and worker safety cases. Although the DOJ and the Occupational Safety and Health…
  • Jul 29

    SEMINAR: Learn How to Succeed in Government Contract

    SEMINAR: Learn How to Succeed in Government Contract
    TIME: 7:30 am - 9:30 am (breakfast followed by program and Q&A)LOCATION: The Miller Group6363 College Blvd., Suite 400Overland Park, KS 66211Register hereLed by David Schatz, Partner at Spencer, Fane Britt & Browne, the discussion…
  • May 19

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide (Part Two)

    Contracts for Contractors – A Best Practices Guide (Part Two)
    In my last post, I discussed the fact that the most important tool for a contractor is your written contract, which can help build a customer’s confidence in your company and avoid the types of misunderstandings and unrealistic…
Rank this Week: 1085

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

Covers construction contracts, disputes and liens. By Wolfe Law Group.

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Nov 6

    What the Miller Act Means For You

    What the Miller Act Means For You
    In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the…
  • Oct 6

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You

    What the Public Bid Law Means for You
    If you are in the construction industry, understanding public bid law can help you be aware of the potential risks/rewards of your next public works project. Public projects can be lucrative, yet they also have many pitfalls that can damage…
  • Sep 10

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract

    5 Must-Have Clauses in Your Next Construction Contract
    If you’re about to sign a construction contract, you need to be aware of some important clauses that may and/or should be incorporate into your contract. Certain clauses are critical for any contract to effectively protect your rights…
Rank this Week: 1498

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Hawaii Attorney Blog

Covers Hawaii civil procedure and trial practice, commercial litigation, hawaii real estate litigation, mediation and arbitration, and personal injury. By Philip Brown.

http://legalblog.hawaii-attorney.net/
  • Dec 12

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine

    Philip R. Brown Named One of Hawaii’s Best Lawyers in Honolulu Magazine
    Philip R. Brown of the Law Offices of Philip R. Brown has once again been named to Honolulu Magazine’s Annual Best Lawyers in Hawaii.  This is the Fourth consecutive year that Mr. Brown has been listed among Hawaii’s best…
  • Dec 3

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort

    Keep the North Shore Country Files Suit To Halt Expansion Of Turtle Bay Resort
    On December 2, 2013, firm client Keep the North Shore Country (“KNSC”) filed a lawsuit asking the Circuit Court to require Turtle Bay Resort, LLC (“Turtle Bay”) to properly study the environmental impacts of its…
  • Nov 15

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2

    Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Counsel By A Hawaii Attorney-Part 2
    As we wrote in our previous blog (found here), the procedure in U.S. District Court pro hac vice admission is different than in Hawaii State Court since, generally, the mainland attorney seeking pro hac vice admission is already admitted to a…
Rank this Week: 1603

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
Rank this Week: 1073

Construction Industry Blog

Construction Industry Blog

Follows the construction industry and related legal topics. By Womble Carlyle.

http://wombleconstruction.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Paradoxe

    Paradoxe
    For the past six months or so, I've been using ConsensusDOCS agreement forms wherever I can reasonably do so ---- meaning that I'm using them for projects on which there is not an owner or architect who insists on using AIA documents. I…
  • Jun 18

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota

    ConsensusDOCS for Public Contracts? Yes, In South Dakota
    It will be interesting to see how quickly South Dakota begins using ConsensusDOCS for public contracts after the February 2009 legislation permitting the use of the "ConsensusDOCS 200 Standard Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner…
  • Mar 23

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?

    How do you measure damages when a construction blunder saves an owner $200 million?
    A recent story out of Las Vegas, covered in the NY Times, poses an interesting question for construction and real estate lawyers ---- what would be the measure of damages for defective construction, the result of which is estimated to save…
Rank this Week: 1572

Best Practices Construction Law

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction-related blog focused on transportation, healthcare, technology and legal trends. By Stites Harbison PLLC.

http://www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com/
  • Feb 5

    Living Forward: A Book That Will Change You, Your Business and the Construction Industry

    Living Forward: A Book That Will Change You, Your Business and the Construction Industry
      In seven years of blogging, I have never marketed another company’s or individual’s services or products.  Today, I decided to make an exception for one special reason: I believe that Michael Hyatt and Daniel…
  • Jan 11

    No Lump on the Head for One Contractor’s Failure to Follow Public Bid Instruction

    No Lump on the Head for One Contractor’s Failure to Follow Public Bid Instruction
    In our house of chaos, rules are especially important.  And when you don’t follow the rules—like no jumping on the furniture—you could end up with a lump on your head.  Just ask Jackson. In the world of government…
  • Jan 8

    Top 10 Compliance Laws for Federal Highway Contractor

    Top 10 Compliance Laws for Federal Highway Contractor
    Following up on my post about the Yates Memo, I started to think more about the areas of compliance that federal highway contractors must face.  Contractors certify many things and interact with a wide variety of governmental agencies.…
Rank this Week: 3757

Perkins & Anctil blog

Perkins & Anctil blog

Covers mortgages, condominium law, conveyancing, bankruptcy, employment law, construction law, debt collection and other related subjects.

http://www.perkinslawpc.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    U.S. House Passes Important Changes to the (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Proce

    U.S. House Passes Important Changes to the (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Proce
    Attorney Charlie Perkins wanted to make readers aware of the Community Associations Institute’s efforts to assist in passing House Resolution 3700 regarding condominium construction permitting which passed the House February 2,…
  • Feb 1

    R.E. Taxes are on the Increase Across Massachusett

    R.E. Taxes are on the Increase Across Massachusett
    Estimates by the Boston Globe are that tax bills will increase by 4% or $206 on average in the coming quarters.  Analysts point to the rising costs of municipal services as the reason, however, increasing real estate values and…
  • Jan 28

    Norfolk Country Register of Deeds Weighs in on the Real Estate Market

    Norfolk Country Register of Deeds Weighs in on the Real Estate Market
    Real Estate Attorney Rob Anctil forwarded an article by Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell who has commented on the state of the real estate market in his jurisdiction and found it to be in a mostly healthy…
Rank this Week: 2276

The Lien Zone Construction Law…

The Lien Zone Construction Law Blog

The Lien Zone is a construction law blog for Florida contractors. It includes forms, infographics, videos and articles.

http://www.thelienzone.com
  • Feb 2

    Is Prompt Payment a Requirement?

    Is Prompt Payment a Requirement?
    There is a little known but powerful tool for subcontractors and suppliers.  It allows them to seek immediate payment on undisputed contract obligations due on public projects from contractors who have already been paid. Prompt Payment…
  • Jan 26

    Editors’ Choice Awards: Construction Publication

    Editors’ Choice Awards: Construction Publication
    The post Editors’ Choice Awards: Construction Publications appeared first on Miami Construction Lawyers :: TheLienZone.com.
  • Jan 19

    Who’s Responsible For That Injured Worker

    Who’s Responsible For That Injured Worker
    The post Who’s Responsible For That Injured Worker appeared first on Miami Construction Lawyers :: TheLienZone.com.
Rank this Week: 2443

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Feb 1

    Construction Dispute Resolution in Florida

    Construction Dispute Resolution in Florida
    Construction projects lend themselves to the filing of claims and lawsuits unless everything relating to the construction project goes exactly as planned. In order to avoid claims and lawsuits, the contractor must avoid change orders, must…
  • Jan 27

    Pros and Cons of Arbitration Vs. Litigation in Construction Dispute

    Pros and Cons of Arbitration Vs. Litigation in Construction Dispute
    Arbitration is increasingly being adopted and accepted in the construction industry as the go-to for settling disputes due to perceptions regarding the benefits of arbitration over litigation. Chapter 682 of the Florida Statutes governs the…
  • Dec 22

    Understanding Pay-If-Paid and Pay-When-Paid Clauses in a Construction Contract

    Understanding Pay-If-Paid and Pay-When-Paid Clauses in a Construction Contract
    When it comes to getting everyone paid on a construction project, there can oftentimes be a significant amount of risk and potential for nonpayment. In general, there is a hierarchy of who is most likely to get paid, and subcontractors are…
Rank this Week: 2729

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Feb 1

    Voting Opens for the 2016 Best Construction Blog Competition

    Voting Opens for the 2016 Best Construction Blog Competition
    Yes, it’s that time of year again and my friends at the Construction Marketing Ideas blog, along with those that were kind enough to nominate Musings for the ballot, have put this construction law blog in the running again this…
  • Jan 14

    Check Out the VBA’s New Construction Law Blog

    Check Out the VBA’s New Construction Law Blog
    The Virginia Bar Association has launched a great construction resource (to read along with Musings of course) for all of you construction attorneys out there.  My pals Scott Kowalski and Josh Johnson are the curators and driving force…
  • Jan 11

    Lead Paint Rule Update

    Lead Paint Rule Update
    Originally posted 2010-05-03 09:00:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe new lead paint regulations are all over the construction news these days.  I thought it would be helpful to you, as construction professionals, to put together…
Rank this Week: 4440

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every…
  • Jan 21

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?
    Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get…
  • Jan 5

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia
    By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty   Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed…
Rank this Week: 2714

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Blog

Covers recent case law, changes in the statutory law, advice and practical tips on construction law including filing materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act issues, construction contracting, and public works.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every…
  • Jan 21

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?
    Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get…
  • Jan 5

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia
    By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty   Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed…
Rank this Week: 2369

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien…

Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Covers Georgia state law and information related to pending and recent changes to law affecting construction professionals. By Cobb Law Group.

http://cobblawgroup.net/blog
  • Feb 1

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

    Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best
    The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every…
  • Jan 21

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

    What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?
    Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get…
  • Jan 5

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

    Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia
    By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty   Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed…
Rank this Week: 4865

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer…

Massachusetts Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers construction, foreclosure, real estate and property law. By Pulgini & Norton, LLP Attorneys at Law.

http://www.massachusettsrealestatelawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Issuance of Business Storage Permit
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently reviewed a real estate dispute involving a business storage permit issued by the zoning board of appeals. In Fordham v. Butera (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 27, 2016), the plaintiff sought to set aside…
  • Jan 25

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case

    Massachusetts Court Evaluates Evidence of Authorized Agent in Foreclosure Case
    In a recent opinion, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts considered how a mortgagee may show that it is acting as the authorized agent of the note holder for the purpose of surviving a motion for summary judgment. In Khalsa v. Sovereign Bank,…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right

    Massachusetts Land Court Interprets 1927 Deed to Determine Easement Right
    In a recent case, the Massachusetts Land Court was called on to decide a property dispute involving the use of a private way to access a parcel of land. In Pearson v. Bayview Associates, Inc. (Mass. Land Ct. Jan. 11, 2016), the plaintiffs…
Rank this Week: 2832

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

Construction law news and information from the Golden State. By Garret Murai.

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Feb 1

    The Prompt Payment Rollercoaster

    The Prompt Payment Rollercoaster
    This past year we wrote about a case involving California’s prompt payment laws and the current state of confusion with the prompt payment statutes which are scattered throughout the…
  • Jan 25

    California Supreme Court Shifts Gears on “Reverse CEQA”

    California Supreme Court Shifts Gears on “Reverse CEQA”
    The California Supreme Court has shifted gears on so-called “reverse CEQA” under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”). The Supreme Court, in a much-anticipated decision, in California…
  • Jan 21

    California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force Continues to Set Fire to the Underground Economy

    California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force Continues to Set Fire to the Underground Economy
    If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games trilogy, either the books or the movies, you’re likely familiar with “The Hob,” the black market in District 12 where…
Rank this Week: 2252

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Jan 31

    UNDERSTAND PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS SO THAT YOU SELECT A METHOD THAT BEST MEETS YOUR NEEDS

    UNDERSTAND PROJECT DELIVERY METHODS SO THAT YOU SELECT A METHOD THAT BEST MEETS YOUR NEEDS
    There are numerous project delivery methods or a method to deliver an owner the design and construction of a project.  Selecting a project delivery method requires the owner to consider many factors including the 1) project size,…
  • Jan 27

    SUBCONTRACTORS: MAKE SURE YOU DILIGENTLY REVIEW THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

    SUBCONTRACTORS: MAKE SURE YOU DILIGENTLY REVIEW THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
    Subcontractors: make sure you review, and I mean review, the contract documents (drawings and specifications) and estimate properly.  Seek clarification or submit an RFI if there is a conflict in the drawings and specifications. If you…
  • Jan 23

    BURDEN OF PROOF CHALLENGING ASSESSMENT OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

    BURDEN OF PROOF CHALLENGING ASSESSMENT OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
    A contractor is working on a project that includes a contractual liquidated damages provision.  The liquidated damages provision says the contractor is liable for $2,000 per day in liquidated damages if the contractor does not achieve…
Rank this Week: 2509

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Law Update

Covers green building trends and regulations for the construction, design and insurance industries. By Chris Cheatham.

http://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/
  • Jan 31

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC

    City of Rockville Implementing the IgCC
    The City of Rockville, Maryland has adopted the International Green Construction Code 2012 as mandatory for all commercial and multi family building. But what may be most telling about this enactment is that before the change in law the USGBC…
  • Jan 24

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace

    PACE Programs are Stepping Up the Pace
    Property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs, where payments for energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy improvements to commercial real estate are made through a building owner’s property tax bill are beginning to…
  • Jan 15

    Nevada Stops Subsidizing Net Metering

    Nevada Stops Subsidizing Net Metering
    In the final days of 2015, Nevada became the front line in the looming nationwide fight over energy policy when the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada altered rates for net metering impacting homeowners with rooftop photovoltaic panels.…
Rank this Week: 4255

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Jan 29

    Understanding more about the demolition process - III

    Understanding more about the demolition process - III
    In today's post, we'll conclude our ongoing series discussing what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration calls "construction in reverse," meaning the demolition process. To reiterate, our motivation in discussing this…
  • Jan 14

    Survey finds optimism about the state of construction in 2016

    Survey finds optimism about the state of construction in 2016
    Even though we are less than two weeks into the new year, projections on the state of the construction industry in 2016 are already beginning to emerge and, thus far, the forecast looks promising. Indeed, one highly influential trade…
  • Jan 7

    Understanding more about the demolition process - II

    Understanding more about the demolition process - II
    In our previous post, we started discussing how the demolition process entails much more than just swinging a wrecking ball, wielding some sledgehammers and picking up the pieces. Indeed, we explored how the Occupational Safety and Health…
Rank this Week: 2251

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

http://www.supplementalconditions.com/
  • Jan 29

    Construction Company Executives Indicted for Running Double Breasted Operation

    Construction Company Executives Indicted for Running Double Breasted Operation
    The United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts announced that it indicted two construction company executives for running what the Department of Justice calls  “a fraudulent “double breasted shop”…
  • Jan 29

    SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE OF THE ABSURD

    SOCIETY HILL PLAYHOUSE OF THE ABSURD
    The saga involving Toll Brothers’ Society Hill Playhouse project shows that something is rotten in the state of Philadelphia’s development process.  This rottenness has resulted in a project that is ultimately worse…
  • Dec 30

    Court Affirms Injunction Against Mass Picketing …. For Now

    Court Affirms Injunction Against Mass Picketing …. For Now
    The Pennsylvania Superior Court gave general contractors and non-union real estate developers a early Christmas gift and a bit of positive news going into the New Year in a recent decision that upheld (for the most part) a trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 3885

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 25

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?

    Accessibility surveys – opportunity or trap?
    My clients often ask about whether doing a survey to determine ADA or FHA compliance will simply set them up for damages based on a “knowing” violation of the disabilties laws. My advice is almost always no, because the ADA and…
  • Jan 14

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.

    ADA and the web – they just don’t get it.
    My colleague William Goren (see his blogs at www.williamgoren.com/blog) passed along a recent interview with Daniel Goldstein (http://www.bna.com/fighting-accessible-websites-n57982065991) that shows, I think, a serious disconnect is…
  • Jan 4

    Vending machines and the ADA

    Vending machines and the ADA
    Even after 25 years of regulation and litigation ADA obligations are still often uncertain. Does the ADA require that vending machines be accessible to the blind and if so what does that mean? It really isn’t clear at all.…
Rank this Week: 1987

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

Covers recent developments in construction law in Canada. By Thomas G. Heintzman.

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jan 25

    Alberta Court Issues Wide-Ranging Judgment on Settlement and Mediation of Arbitration

    Alberta Court Issues Wide-Ranging Judgment on Settlement and Mediation of Arbitration
    In Pinder v. Woodrow, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently issued a judgment addressing a number of arbitration and mediation issues. The judgment arose from a settlement that in turn arose from a mediation conducted during the…
  • Jan 13

    Claims By Equipment Supplier And Consultants Fall Within All Risk Insurance Umbrella

    Claims By Equipment Supplier And Consultants Fall Within All Risk Insurance Umbrella
    Claims By Equipment Supplier And Consultants Fall Within All Risk Insurance Umbrella The owner and general contractor on a building project typically provide an “insurance umbrella” for the project. That umbrella will usually be…
  • Dec 31

    Evaluation Breached Tender Conditions: Alberta Queen’s Bench Court

    Evaluation Breached Tender Conditions: Alberta Queen’s Bench Court
    You would think that the owner would get one thing right before issuing an invitation for tenders: its standard for evaluating the tenders. Yet, in Elan Construction Limited v South Fish Creek Recreational Association, the Alberta Court of…
Rank this Week: 3459

Florida Construction Law Update

Florida Construction Law Update

Covers Florida construction law legislation, case law, trends and issues. By Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3918

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real…

On Solid Ground: The Mirick Real Estate Law Blog

Covers news and commentary on real estate development, environmental and construction law. By Mirick O'Connell.

http://mirickrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26

    Lt. Gov. Polito to Give Keynote at Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on Jan. 26
    Mirick O’Connell is proud to sponsor the Boroughs+ Economic Development Summit on January 26 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.  The summit will feature a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, followed by a…
  • Nov 10

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute

    Courts Refine Immunity Under the Massachusetts Recreational Use Statute
    Private landowners allowing public access to land should take note of recent court decisions which have refined the scope of the Recreational Use Statute, G.L. c. 21, § 17C (“Statute”).  The Massachusetts Legislature…
  • Sep 8

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett

    The Spearin Doctrine is Alive and Well in Massachusett
    The Tom Brady decision was not the only important decision issued last week.  Attached is a slip opinion of an SJC decision that will help define the role of a construction manager at risk (CMAR) on construction projects in…
Rank this Week: 2751

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

Provides legal information and resources for federal construction contractors. By Payne Hackenbracht & Sullivan.

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • Jan 21

    Deciding Whether to File a GAO Bid Protest

    Deciding Whether to File a GAO Bid Protest
    The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issues statistics each year regarding the outcome of bid protests.  In 2015, there were 2,639 cases filed and there we 587 decisions on the merits.  Of those, only 68 protests…
  • Jan 12

    Termination for Default Held Improper

    Termination for Default Held Improper
    A contractor performed a project involving the construction of stone dike extensions and other work at four sites on the Mississippi River.  Nelson, Inc.  ASBCA No.  57201 (December 15, 2015).  One of the issues…
  • Jan 11

    Small Business Contracting May Be Very Different in 2016

    Small Business Contracting May Be Very Different in 2016
    This article was originally published by Law360 on December 16, 2015. In the past year, the Small Business Administration has issued proposed rules that will likely result in major regulatory changes. Some of the most important…
Rank this Week: 2454

N.C. Construction Law, Policy &…

N.C. Construction Law, Policy & News

Covers statutory, case law and other legal developments affecting North Carolina construction professionals. By Matthew C. Bouchard.

http://nc-construction-law.com/
Rank this Week: 3838

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Dec 28

    Summary Judgment Denied Where Issue Of Fact Exists As To Whether Seller Was “Ready, Willing And Able” To Close

    Summary Judgment Denied Where Issue Of Fact Exists As To Whether Seller Was “Ready, Willing And Able” To Close
    According to the First Department, a cooperative apartment owner cannot claim to be “ready, willing and able” to close where the board of directors of the cooperative has not provided "unequivocal assurances" that it will not…
  • Dec 21

    First Department Upholds Contractual Indemnification Claim

    First Department Upholds Contractual Indemnification Claim
    The First Department has ruled that, regardless of the nature of the claims against a sponsor of a condominium development, a contractual indemnification clause in the sponsor's agreement with its architect can be enforced as to the…
  • Dec 16

    First Department Affirms Contractual Termination Conversion Clause

    First Department Affirms Contractual Termination Conversion Clause
    The decision appears to be the first clear New York State Court decision interpreting the interplay of a termination for convenience clause and a termination conversion clause in construction contracts when a termination in extreme bad faith…
Rank this Week: 2151

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!

    Happy Holidays To Our Readers!
    As we reflect on 2015, we are especially thankful for all of the connections that we have made this year. We are thankful for our clients, our colleagues, our friends, and all of our readers. Thus, for our holiday video we wanted to focus on…
  • Dec 17

    After the Dust Settles: Implications of Continued Development in South Florida

    After the Dust Settles: Implications of Continued Development in South Florida
    To say South Florida’s real estate market is “booming” would be an understatement. The massive interest in development throughout Miami and its surrounding cities continues to increase. To quantify just how large this…
  • Dec 16

    The Termination of Condo Terminations?

    The Termination of Condo Terminations?
    A Florida 2015 Condominium Law Amendment Condominiums were established in Florida in 1963. The condominium form of ownership in Florida has, therefore, been in effect for more than 50 years. An aging condominium stock sitting on valuable land…
Rank this Week: 3627

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4525

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

Covers construction litigation in Colorado. By Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell, LLC.

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 4942

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

Discusses construction law issues in North Carolina. By Melissa Dewey Brumback.

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Oct 30

    What the Triangle’s Construction Boom Means for Dealing with Hispanic Crews (tip)

    What the Triangle’s Construction Boom Means for Dealing with Hispanic Crews (tip)
    Today, we have a guest post from Elsa Jimenez,  founder of English to Spanish Raleigh.  Elsa is a native Spanish speaker who was born and raised in a Hispanic country. She is an accomplished lawyer and translator who has been living…
  • Oct 27

    Contracting Business Seminar in Durham next week- get a free ticket

    Contracting Business Seminar in Durham next week- get a free ticket
    Want a free ticket to a seminar on business development?  Just across my desk is a seminar Success by Design Day – which is coming to Durham, North Carolina NEXT WEEK- that is aimed at anyone involved in construction. …
  • Oct 9

    With Construction, Compromise is Always an Option (guest post)

    With Construction, Compromise is Always an Option (guest post)
    Today, we have a guest post from one of our favorite  Virginia lawyers- Chris Hill.  As always, he knocks it out of the park with another worthy post explaining why biting the bullet and settling your claim sometimes is the way to…
Rank this Week: 4558

Construction & Transition…

Construction & Transition Litigation Law Blog

Covers community associations, EIFS, construction litigation and construction news. By the Construction Litigation Group of Stark & Stark.

http://www.constructionlitigationlawblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    First Annual National Construction Defect Conference

    First Annual National Construction Defect Conference
    On November 19-20, 2015, I will be speaking at Perrin Conferences’ First Annual National Construction Defect Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Conference Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am honored to join an esteemed panel…
  • Sep 3

    Triggering the Protections of the Consumer Fraud Act with Breach of Contract

    Triggering the Protections of the Consumer Fraud Act with Breach of Contract
    You hire an architect to prepare plans for the construction of a new home and a developer to execute those plans and physically construct the home. The plans require the testing of the underlying soil to confirm that the bearing capacity of…
  • Aug 25

    Misrepresenting Their Qualifications, Inexperienced Contractors are Liable for Consumer Fraud

    Misrepresenting Their Qualifications, Inexperienced Contractors are Liable for Consumer Fraud
    When finding and hiring contractors to perform construction work, property owners rely on information provided by the contractor, especially relating to the experience, skill and specialized knowledge they possess to perform the requested…
Rank this Week: 2962

Home Contractor vs. Homeowner

Home Contractor vs. Homeowner

Covers construction disputes, contracts, mechanic's liens and more. By Andrea Goldman.

http://andreagoldmanlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    Why You Need a Lawyer to Review Your Home Improvement Contract

    Why You Need a Lawyer to Review Your Home Improvement Contract
    The economy is good.  Home improvement contractors are busy, and homeowners are finally undertaking those renovation projects that they postponed when times were bad.  You’ve done your research and found a great…
  • Sep 15

    What to Do When Subcontractors and Suppliers Ask the Owner for Payment

    What to Do When Subcontractors and Suppliers Ask the Owner for Payment
    When owners discover that their contractor has not paid subcontractors and suppliers, anxiety immediately sets in.  Contractors who are not adept at running their businesses end up with cash flow problems and operate on credit.  The…
  • Aug 15

    What to do When Your Contractor Doesn't Pay Subcontractors and Supplier

    What to do When Your Contractor Doesn't Pay Subcontractors and Supplier
    Recently I was contacted by some homeowners when their contractor told them that he had run into financial troubles and would not be completing their renovation work.  They quickly discovered that he had not paid numerous subcontractors…
Rank this Week: 2899

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

Covers legal issues related to green building and sustainable development. By Shari Shapiro.

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1822