Construction Law

Tuesday
10
May
2016

Construction Contract Workshop

I will be speaking at a Construction Contract workshop on the topic of Essential Construction Contract Provisions.  Attendees, who will consist mainly of architects, engineers and contractors, will receive continuing education credit. My topic includes: Examining contract terminology: Parties, consideration, term, performance, substantial performance, breach, remedies, damages Understanding types of construction contracts Studying roles and relationships […]

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Friday
24
Jan
2014

Contractors: Can your insurer deny coverage on defective work claims because your contract requires you to perform in a good and workmanlike manner?

In a decision on January 17, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas answered “no.” The facts were as follows: A construction company entered into a standard AIA contract with a school district to serve as general contractor on a renovation and building project job.  The school district then sued the contractor for faulty construction based […]

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Thursday
23
Jan
2014

Five Strategies to Help Contractors be Proactive, Prevent Legal Problems and Minimize Risks

According to Albert Einstein, “[i]ntellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”  Sure, we all know it’s better not to have a problem in the first place, but the question is, how do we prevent it?  Of course it’s impossible to ensure that disputes will not arise; it’s a given that those in the construction business will […]

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