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Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 30

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference

    Goodwin Procter and UCLA Host Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference
    The immediate growth of crowdfunding efforts have had a major impact on the real estate market. Funds raised by online platforms have grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to a projected $10 billion in 2014, with this rate of growth expected to…
  • Jul 25

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond

    AEG Takes on Urban Consolidation and Moves into The Desmond
    Downtown LA is getting another economic boost and a historic landmark is getting a new owner, as the consolidation of AEG’s Los Angeles office moves into the Desmond warehouse building just a few blocks away from LA Live. “By…
Rank this Week: 149

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

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

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jul 1

    Wow! Five Years Since “Going Solo” With My Construction Practice

    Wow! Five Years Since “Going Solo” With My Construction Practice
    It’s hard to believe, but my solo construction practice turns five today.  On July 1, 2010, I struck out on my own and it has been a great ride ever since. Since I opened my practice 5 years ago, I have been named to the Virginia…
  • Jun 30

    Reminder: Your Accounting and Other Records Matter

    Reminder: Your Accounting and Other Records Matter
    Recently, I’ve posted on mechanic’s lien changes, mediation and other more “legal” topics here at Construction Law Musings.  Today’s post is a practical one and one that will help your friendly neighborhood…
  • Jun 22

    More Musings From the Mediation Trenche

    More Musings From the Mediation Trenche
    As those that read this construction blog on a regular basis know, I became a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator a few years ago.  I did so because I believe that mediation as a form of alternate dispute resolution is in most…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
Rank this Week: 283

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

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

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jun 22

    IRWA Professionals Keenly Interested in Design-Build Issue

    IRWA Professionals Keenly Interested in Design-Build Issue
    Identifying and allocating the risks associated with right-of-way acquisition in design-build projects was a hot topic for the standing-room only crowd at last week’s annual Education Conference of the International Right of Way…
  • Jun 19

    Federal Court Invalidates Illinois Tollway Corridor EIS Highlighting Risk of Inconsistency with Metropolitan Transportation Plan

    Federal Court Invalidates Illinois Tollway Corridor EIS Highlighting Risk of Inconsistency with Metropolitan Transportation Plan
    Relying heavily on critical comments by the applicable metropolitan planning organizations, a federal district court in Illinois has invalidated the EIS for the Illiana Tollway Project in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The decision…
  • Jun 1

    Service Begins on Houston METRO Green and Purple Line

    Service Begins on Houston METRO Green and Purple Line
    Houston residents enjoyed free rides on Saturday, May 23, 2015 as part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO’s) opening of the Green (East End) and Purple (Southeast) light rail lines.  The two new lines are…
Rank this Week: 466

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/
Rank this Week: 670

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
  • Jul 1

    School District’s Application of the “Golden Rule” Backfire

    School District’s Application of the “Golden Rule” Backfire
    Our readers are likely acquainted with business’ “Golden Rule”:  “The party who holds the ‘gold’ (money) makes the rules.”  When parties to a contract know that their dispute is headed to…
  • Jun 24

    Design Disclaimers: Subtle Language Can Lead to Big Shifts in Risk

    Design Disclaimers: Subtle Language Can Lead to Big Shifts in Risk
    We recently wrote about design disclaimers here, but revisit the topic to further discuss how subtle language can transfer the entire risk for defective designs from the designer to the general contractor.  Bidding contractors need to be…
  • Jun 18

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star

    Nine Firm Members Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Star
    Ahlers & Cressman PLLC attorneys have again been recognized as "Super Lawyers" and “Rising Stars” in Washington for 2015. Six Ahlers & Cressman attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers: John P. Ahlers, Paul R.…
Rank this Week: 474

Construction Law Canada

Construction Law Canada

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

http://www.constructionlawcanada.com/
  • Jun 23

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?

    Can A Change To A Construction Contract Be Set Aside For Duress Or Coercion?
    Building projects often give rise to heated discussions. When a change order is made in that sort of situation, can one party later say that the change order was made under duress or coercion? The Newfoundland Court of Appeal said Yes in the…
  • Jun 14

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?

    Can General Damages Be Awarded For The Breach Of A Building Contract?
    Generally speaking, damages for a non-financial loss are not awarded for the breach of a business contract. That is because those sorts of damages are not foreseeable. The breach of a business contract may give rise to anxiety and distress,…
  • Jun 1

    Quebec Court of Appeal Awards Impact Damage

    Quebec Court of Appeal Awards Impact Damage
    When a breach of a building contract occurs, the damages can be extensive because the breach can have an impact on the performance of other parts of the contract. For this reason, a unique aspect of construction disputes is the potential…
Rank this Week: 621

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/
  • Jul 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1

    Issues with HVAC – Part 1
    Disputes over specialized tenant improvements or exclusive heating and air conditioning systems are common in commercial leasing. Landlords and tenants often argue over maintenance and repair obligations, or whether or not such specialized…
  • Jun 24

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion

    Arlington’s Retail Action Plan: Further Discussion
    The debate about the new Retail Action Plan (“The Plan”) continued earlier this month as the Board held another work session to discuss the progress on ongoing efforts to update the Plan. Much of the discussion focused on the so…
  • Jun 17

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military

    A Patriotic Partnership: The Construction Industry and the Military
    “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” -President John F. Kennedy Richmond-based Hourigan Construction has begun work on Phase One of the Marine Security Force…
Rank this Week: 805

Supplemental Conditions

Supplemental Conditions

Covers construction law developments and litigation. By Wally Zimolong.

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

    Support H.B. 874: Eliminate Crimes Code Loophole For Union Harassment

    Support H.B. 874: Eliminate Crimes Code Loophole For Union Harassment
    I write to urge you to support House Bill 874.  Pennsylvania’s criminal code currently declares harassment, stalking, and deadly threats to be protected activities when perpetrated by a party engaged in a labor dispute. House Bill…
  • Jun 25

    How An Obscure Ruling Involving the SEC Impacts Construction Contractor

    How An Obscure Ruling Involving the SEC Impacts Construction Contractor
    Recently, a colleague at lunch asked me if I was familiar with a case involving the constitutionality of Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judge proceedings.  (Both the CATO Institute and the Wall Street Journal have…
  • Jun 24

    Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs, Becomes Wall Street Money Pit

    Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs, Becomes Wall Street Money Pit
    New York’s Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian enclave that has hosted Bob Dylan, Arthur Miller and William S. Burroughs over the years, is becoming a money pit for Wall Street. The post Hotel Chelsea, Storied Haunt of Dylan and Burroughs,…
Rank this Week: 1278

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/
  • Jun 29

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down New EPA Rules on Mercury Emission
    In a blow to the Obama Administration’s efforts to phase out coal-fired power plants and encourage energy production from renewable resources, the United States Supreme Court has thrown out the Environmental Protection Agency’s…
  • Jun 23

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar

    Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Seminar
    On July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law takes effect.  As many of you are aware, the Attorney General’s Office has been busy hosting public hearings concerning their proposed regulations related to the Earned Sick…
  • Jun 18

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute

    Real Estate Agents Not Covered by Independent Contractor Statute
    In 2004, the Massachusetts Legislature passed M.G.L. c. 149, § 148B, known as the independent contractor statute, to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, which would deny them benefits they would…
Rank this Week: 1008

California Construction Law Blog

California Construction Law Blog

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

http://calconstructionlawblog.com
  • Jun 29

    All is Fair in Lovell and Litigation

    All is Fair in Lovell and Litigation
    Most California construction attorneys know, or should know, that you need to “prove” you’re a licensed contractor in a construction case. And, by “prove,” that means more…
  • Jun 22

    California Construction Law Blog Goes to Japan

    California Construction Law Blog Goes to Japan
    So, I’m in Japan – and not thinking much about construction law – although I have been thinking a bit about construction (It’s a hazard of…
  • Jun 15

    The Creation of San Fransokyo

    The Creation of San Fransokyo
    Some of the most fantastical buildings and urban environments started off on paper and, these days, on computer screens. Think Babylon or even Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s Washington, D.C.. Most…
Rank this Week: 999

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/
  • May 19

    Indiana Supreme Court Interprets AIA’s Waiver of Subrogation Clause

    Indiana Supreme Court Interprets AIA’s Waiver of Subrogation Clause
    By: William E. Kelley, Jr., LEED AP BD+C A waiver of subrogation clause is a typical (but often overlooked) contract provision in design and construction contracts, especially for parties using standard form contracts, such as the American…
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
  • Nov 25

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence

    Appellate Court Reviews Indiana’s Rules Governing Spoliation of Evidence
    By: David L. Simmons The Indiana Court of Appeals considered the principles governing the spoliation of evidence in the recent case of Wesco Distribution, Inc. v. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, —N.E. 3rd—, 2014 WL 5819375…
Rank this Week: 1287

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: 1148

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers construction, environmental, land use and real estate law. By Davis, Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 989

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

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

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 1004

Construction Law Today

Construction Law Today

Covers construction industry news and updates. By Joshua Glazov.

http://www.constructionlawtoday.com/
Rank this Week: 1089

California Construction Law Update

California Construction Law Update

By Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP.

http://www.kcconstructionlawupdate.com/
  • Nov 2

    Using ASTM Standard E2128-12 to Defend Window Leak Claim

    Using ASTM Standard E2128-12 to Defend Window Leak Claim
    Consider two typical scenarios in construction defect litigation:
  • Oct 23

    The Pitfalls of Acting as an “Owner-Builder”

    The Pitfalls of Acting as an “Owner-Builder”
    With the economy improving, many homeowners are beginning to perform previously delayed construction projects. However, finances can still be a major issue, which is one reason why some elect to forego hiring a general contractor and instead…
  • Sep 20

    Homeowner Bill of Right

    Homeowner Bill of Right
    California homeowners and the California housing market received good news on July 11, 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Homeowner Bill of Rights. Effective January 1, 2013, the new law extends homeowner protections…
Rank this Week: 1230

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: 762

The Construction Contract Review

The Construction Contract Review

Covers Illinois construction law, contracts and litigation. By William J. Broderk.

http://www.theconstructioncontractreview.com/
  • Dec 30

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green

    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 | Jetson Green
    16 Green Building Innovations of 2010 By Preston | Topics: Lists, Technology |
  • Nov 30

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'

    Making the Case for 'Clean Construction'
    In the same way that LEED has transformed architectural design to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean construction is emerging as the next big thing to revolutionize the building industry. via…
  • Oct 7

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien

    Filing Mistake Invalidates $12.4 Million Mechanics Lien
    Mechanic lien laws are highly technical, and they frequently change in unpredictable ways (see recent controversial example from Washington). We’ve expressed the sentiment a hundred times on this mechanics lien blog – it’s very easy…
Rank this Week: 808

Colorado Construction Litigation

Colorado Construction Litigation

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

http://www.coloradoconstructionlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3585

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Jul 1

    CHARTS AND GRAPHICS SUMMARIZING PAYMENT BOND AND CONSTRUCTION LIEN RIGHTS

    CHARTS AND GRAPHICS SUMMARIZING PAYMENT BOND AND CONSTRUCTION LIEN RIGHTS
      As they say, a picture is worth a 1,000 words.  How about charts and graphics?   Check out this chart that summarizes preserving and enforcing construction lien and payment bond rights in Florida.   Check out this chart…
  • Jun 27

    CHALLENGES OF AN ORAL CONTRACT OR THE “HANDSHAKE DEAL”

    CHALLENGES OF AN ORAL CONTRACT OR THE “HANDSHAKE DEAL”
    An oral contract is a contract that is not reduced to writing.  In certain circumstances, and every disputed circumstance involving an oral contract, it becomes a “he said, she said” as to whether a contract was created and…
  • Jun 21

    CGL INSURER’S (HAVE NO!) DUTIES OF DEFENSE AND INDEMNITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 558

    CGL INSURER’S (HAVE NO!) DUTIES OF DEFENSE AND INDEMNITY UNDER FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 558
    I previously wrote an article regarding Florida Statutes Chapter 558 and its pre-lawsuit application to construction defects.  In particular, I discussed a claimant’s (e.g., owner) requirement to submit a written notice of…
Rank this Week: 2618

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond…

Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law

By Cobb Law Group.

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

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
  • May 26

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?
    by Mark A. Cobb Since 1992, our construction law firm been working with contractors, subcontractors and materialmen to help get them paid by using the advantages established under Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien Law…
Rank this Week: 2694

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
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
  • May 26

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?
    by Mark A. Cobb Since 1992, our construction law firm been working with contractors, subcontractors and materialmen to help get them paid by using the advantages established under Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien Law…
Rank this Week: 3229

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/
  • Jul 1

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

    Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!
    Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and…
  • Jun 29

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

    How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?
    In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general…
  • May 26

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?

    How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?
    by Mark A. Cobb Since 1992, our construction law firm been working with contractors, subcontractors and materialmen to help get them paid by using the advantages established under Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien Law…
Rank this Week: 2609

Green Building Law

Green Building Law

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

http://www.greenbuildinglawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Taking A Cue From The LGBT Community, EPA Needs To Focus On Creating A Receptive Audience For Its Clean Power Plan

    Taking A Cue From The LGBT Community, EPA Needs To Focus On Creating A Receptive Audience For Its Clean Power Plan
     Both Michigan v. EPA and Obergefell v. Hodges demonstrate a key learning about governance in America—context matters as much as, or perhaps more, than legal authority. In 1998, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to…
  • Jun 22

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code

    In Suing Commonwealth of PA, Clean Air Council Takes A Stand For Up-To-Date Building Code
    There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero. After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders Association to make it…
  • Nov 10

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition

    Extreme Makeover: EPA Edition
    The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) is the top rated cable network on the weekends.  At the end of every remodeling show on HGTV is the big reveal, dramatic "before and after" footage of the transformation of the kitchen or…
Rank this Week: 1823

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/
  • Jun 30

    Revised AAA Construction Rules Take Effect July 1, 2015

    Revised AAA Construction Rules Take Effect July 1, 2015
    The past week has been one of sweeping changes. (…no comment…)  But one set of non-controversial changes is the Revised Construction Industry Arbitration and Mediation Procedures released by the American Arbitration…
  • Jun 25

    Happy Birthday AAA Supplementary Construction Rules for Fixed Time and Cost

    Happy Birthday AAA Supplementary Construction Rules for Fixed Time and Cost
    Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday Dear AAA Supplementary Rules! Happy Birthday to you! One year ago, the American Arbitration Association implemented new rules to provide an arbitration process that would be more…
  • Jun 12

    The Real Lemon in the Bunch: Understanding Pay-If-Paid Clause

    The Real Lemon in the Bunch: Understanding Pay-If-Paid Clause
    As you may be aware, one of the greatest risks on a construction project involves the payment process. Just like my kids expect to be paid for the lemonade they sell, contractors and subcontractors expect to be paid on a timely basis once the…
Rank this Week: 1779

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

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

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 30

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium

    Orlando Avoids Eminent Domain For Soccer Stadium
    Orlando City Soccer will apparently purchase a necessary property to build its new soccer stadium rather than rely upon the City’s power of eminent domain. The City of Orlando previously was proceeding to acquire the property though the…
  • Jun 30

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law

    PA Considers Amendment To Relocation Law
    The PA House is considering a bill that would amend the PA Eminent Domain Code’s relocation statute.  That statute applies where a business or residence is forced to relocate due to a condemnation and is in addition to damages for…
  • Jun 28

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory

    Appraisal Foundation Adopts Green Valuation Advisory
    The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has announced the adoption of the first of three Valuation Advisories related to the valuation of green buildings.  The Appraisal Foundation provides guidance to appraisers…
Rank this Week: 4406

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
  • Jun 30

    Shop Drawing Review

    Shop Drawing Review
    Do you know that design professionals, including architects and engineers, can be held liable for issues that are not addressed during their review of shop drawings, especially when these develop into problems on a construction project? …
  • Jun 23

    Mistake in a Claim of Lien

    Mistake in a Claim of Lien
    What happens if you filed your claim of lien with a typo, misprint or other insignificant mistake? Not much, not if you have substantially complied with the Notice to Owner and Claim of Lien requirements as to content and time. As any Florida…
  • Jun 16

    What is a Statement of Account?

    What is a Statement of Account?
    An owner or general contractor may not know where the plumber or electrician on a job is obtaining his materials and whether monies being paid are getting to appropriate suppliers. But this mystery can be easily solved. As any…
Rank this Week: 2241

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/
  • Jun 28

    Government Ownership of Rain is Antithetical to Increased Potable Water

    Government Ownership of Rain is Antithetical to Increased Potable Water
    Against a backdrop of California experiencing the worst drought in its history and the U.S. Supreme Court having before it an interstate water dispute, where Florida seeks an equitable apportionment of the waters of the Chattahoochee and…
  • Jun 20

    In the Name of Clean Water Millions of Acres are Proposed for Federal Control

    In the Name of Clean Water Millions of Acres are Proposed for Federal Control
    The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army published a final rule on May 27, 2015, “clarifying” the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act. The rule is proposed to be effective 60 days…
  • Jun 13

    What LEED Credit is Almost Never Achieved?

    What LEED Credit is Almost Never Achieved?
    One of the key features of the LEED rating systems is that, after satisfying minimum program requirements and prerequisites, project teams may select from the available compilation of LEED credits. Those options are key not only because there…
Rank this Week: 4212

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Jun 25

    A closer look at the condo-conversion conundrum here in Florida

    A closer look at the condo-conversion conundrum here in Florida
    In the wake of the Great Recession, Florida found itself with a surplus of unwanted condominiums that had fallen into a state of general disrepair after their owners were foreclosed upon, as well as buildings that simply sat largely empty...
  • Jun 12

    Will state lawmakers change the rules of hospital construction?

    Will state lawmakers change the rules of hospital construction?
    As we've discussed before, breaking ground on a new building project is far from a simple process for developers. Indeed, the land on which the structure is to be built must be secured, the proper bids submitted, the proper permits...
  • May 28

    Report shows hurricane risk isn't impeding real estate development

    Report shows hurricane risk isn't impeding real estate development
    It may seem hard to believe, but next Monday marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. While this likely won't generate too many headlines given that no major storm is currently forecast to hit Florida, the news never...
Rank this Week: 3130

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/
  • Jun 24

    Massachusetts Court: Real Property Liens Survive Bankruptcy Proceeding

    Massachusetts Court: Real Property Liens Survive Bankruptcy Proceeding
    In a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case, Christakis v. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Mass. Sup. Jud. Ct. (2015), the court had before it the issue of whether or not judicial liens on real property remain after…
  • Jun 17

    Appeals Court of Massachusetts Affirms Denial of Tax Abatement in Real Estate Case

    Appeals Court of Massachusetts Affirms Denial of Tax Abatement in Real Estate Case
    In a very recent decision, Dinno vs. Bd. of Assessors of Sudbury, App. Ct. Mass. (2015), the Appeals Court of Massachusetts had before it an appeal from a decision reached by the Appellate Tax Board, which affirmed the town of…
  • Jun 10

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Finding of Abandoned Easement
    In a recent real estate case, Siebecker v. Orefice, Mass. App. Ct. (2015), the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled on an appeal stemming from a lower court decision regarding an easement. The lower court found that the defendant’s…
Rank this Week: 2504

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: 4011

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: 1459

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

Covers foreclosures and construction defects.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Jun 19

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect
    By definition, a construction defect is a condition that reduces your home’s value. There are two primary categories of defect: “patent” defects, which can be spotted right away, and “latent” problems that…
  • May 20

    Construction Subcontractors: Three Tips to Help You Win More Job

    Construction Subcontractors: Three Tips to Help You Win More Job
    When you’re a subcontractor searching for work, knowing what general contractors look for in the people they hire will give you a major competitive edge. To improve your chances of winning more jobs, keep these three important tips in…
  • May 11

    Venue Clause in Florida Construction Contract

    Venue Clause in Florida Construction Contract
    Generally the terms of a construction contract are always upheld in court, as the parties both agreed to such terms. However, in Love’s Window & Door Installation, Inc. v. Acousti Engineering Co., Florida’s Fifth District…
Rank this Week: 2654

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

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

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Jun 19

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect

    Homeowners: What You Need to Know About Construction Defect
    By definition, a construction defect is a condition that reduces your home’s value. There are two primary categories of defect: “patent” defects, which can be spotted right away, and “latent” problems that…
  • May 20

    Construction Subcontractors: Three Tips to Help You Win More Job

    Construction Subcontractors: Three Tips to Help You Win More Job
    When you’re a subcontractor searching for work, knowing what general contractors look for in the people they hire will give you a major competitive edge. To improve your chances of winning more jobs, keep these three important tips in…
  • May 11

    Venue Clause in Florida Construction Contract

    Venue Clause in Florida Construction Contract
    Generally the terms of a construction contract are always upheld in court, as the parties both agreed to such terms. However, in Love’s Window & Door Installation, Inc. v. Acousti Engineering Co., Florida’s Fifth District…
Rank this Week: 2605

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/
  • Jun 19

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate

    Amendments to Condominium Termination Law Impede Ability to Terminate
    Responding to perceived abuses in condominium terminations, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2015-175, amending the termination provisions of the Condominium Act. This statute clears up certain problems experienced in prior…
  • Jun 16

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended

    Sunset of Distressed Condominium Relief Act Extended
    The Distressed Condominium Relief Act enacted as Part VII of the Condominium Act in 2010 (“Act”) was a temporary measure to encourage absorption of unsold condominium units arising as a result of the Great Recession. This…
  • Jun 3

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity

    How New SEC Focus Will Affect SFL Real Estate Private Equity
    South Florida real estate private equity funds: take note of a recent speech by Marc Wyatt, SEC Director of Compliance, following up on previous concerns expressed regarding fees and expenses for private equity funds. In his speech, the…
Rank this Week: 2820

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction…

Adam Zasada's Ontario Construction Law and Litigation Blog

Covers construction law and litigation in Canada and, in particular, the Province of Ontario. By Robson Carpenter LLP.

http://www.ontarioconstructionlaw.com/
  • Jun 5

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario

    Lien legislation under review in both B.C. and Ontario
    Ontario’s Construction Lien Act is under review and I was recently asked (and agreed) to participate in the process. However, I didn’t know, and just read in “B.C. Builders Lien Act reform getting underway” by Russell…
  • Oct 15

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014

    Elliot Lake, Ontario – Algo Centre Mall collapse – Inquiry Report Released on October 15, 2014
    The Report of The Honourable Paul R. Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, was released today, October 15, 2014.  Click here to access the Report. Out of this tragedy come a number of significant recommendations…
  • Oct 15

    Toronto’s condo construction boom

    Toronto’s condo construction boom
    CBC News ran a story on October 13, 2014 entitled, “Fears that shoddy Toronto condos could become future slums“.  The piece outlines concerns that the Toronto condo construction boom of the last few years is resulting in…
Rank this Week: 1870

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
Rank this Week: 3331

Federal Construction Contracting…

Federal Construction Contracting Blog

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

http://federalconstruction.phslegal.com/
  • May 29

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe

    E-Discovery- Bring Back the Boxe
    It is not uncommon, in the litigation of a federal construction claim, for the Government to produce gigabytes of electronic data, amounting to thousands and thousands of documents, in response to a motion for the production of…
  • Apr 27

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety

    Difficulty in Obtaining the Approval of an Individual Surety
    In a recent decision issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims, Anthem Builders, Inc. v. United States,  April 6, 2015, WL 1546437, the Court considered a protest involving the proposed use of an individual surety to furnish…
  • Apr 6

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?

    Debriefing and Protests What's Really The Final Word?
    The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner.  However, when your customer is the federal government, there are extra requirements that can either make or break your business.  What…
Rank this Week: 1450

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/
  • May 21

    Ruling Affirms Construction Defect Plaintiff’s Entitlement to Counsel Fees in Confirming Coverage Available to Defendant Contractor

    Ruling Affirms Construction Defect Plaintiff’s Entitlement to Counsel Fees in Confirming Coverage Available to Defendant Contractor
    A unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court opinion has affirmed the rights of an aggrieved plaintiff to recover counsel fees incurred in prosecuting relief through a declaratory judgment; enforcing a duty to defend owed by a general liability…
  • Apr 23

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer
    Purchasing a new construction home is an exciting endeavor. Once all the design options and custom changes are finalized, the wait begins. While all builders discourage purchasers from visiting the construction site, most builders will…
  • Apr 23

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer

    Practical Tips for New Construction Homebuyer
    Purchasing a new construction home is an exciting endeavor. Once all the design options and custom changes are finalized, the wait begins. While all builders discourage purchasers from visiting the construction site, most builders will…
Rank this Week: 2730

Construction Law Monitor

Construction Law Monitor

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

http://www.constructionlawmonitor.com/
  • Apr 15

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond

    Guest Blog – 5 Common Misconceptions About Surety Bond
    There are many myths about construction bonds. Common misconceptions range from the idea that surety bonds are unaffordable to questioning whether they are necessary at all. For the sake of clarity, let’s bust a few of those myths, so…
  • Apr 2

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple

    Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple
    A mechanic’s lien is a last-resort measure used by construction procurers to obtain payment withheld by a client. In this day and age, however, many clients harbor valid concerns about fraudulent liens, especially considering…
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond

    Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bond
    The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of…
Rank this Week: 4906

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: 4391

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 3259

Construction Law Blog

Construction Law Blog

Covers Canadian construction law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/canadian-construction-law/
Rank this Week: 2249

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation
    It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and storm season will be upon us. It is never too early to be prepared for the property losses caused by high winds and winter storms. This blog explores the duty of electric utilities…
  • Aug 12

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document
    A recent opinion out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania illustrates the ongoing and vexing problem of determining whether documents created during an insurer’s early claims investigation are…
  • Jul 29

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case
    Most people have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, is the opposite true? If something was fixed, does that suggest it was broken in the first place. In many cases, evidence that a…
Rank this Week: 2119