HQ Construction, the Tennessee Department of Transportations new monthly newsletter, recently highlighted in its June 2015 issue an instance when a road builder discovered what appeared to be an underground storage tank (UST).  That can certainly disrupt construction, right?

HQ Construction (June 2015)
HQ Construction (June 2015)

During excavation activities of the

Last week, I received an alert from Deborah Luter, TDOT’s Program Director for the Small Business Development Office (SBDP) regarding DBE participation credits.

CRO_logo_smallMany prime contractors may be unaware that subcontracting to a DBE on a TDOT contract does not necessarily mean DBE goal participation credit will be awarded. To receive credit for utilizing a

I received an email last week from Kent Starwalt of the Tennessee Road Builders Association about the applicability of E-Verify, which varies by jurisdiction, and the recent changes to the law in Tennessee. Today’s post reviews those changes and reminds you to check your particular state’s law on the issue…
Continue Reading Tennessee Adopts E-Verify in Stages and with Safe Harbor Changes

I was working in our Virginia office this past week and was amazed at the amount of highway construction at and around Tyson’s Corner.  What also caught my attention was the progress of the 495 Express Lanes project, which includes the construction of high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes that will operate on the I-495/Capital Beltway.

Today’s guest post is by J. Matthew Kroplin, a fellow attorney at Stites & Harbison PLLC.  Matthew is a member of the Business Litigation and Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Groups. He represents and advises clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, and construction law.  Matthew has represented a