You know that I have a lot of kids. But what you may not know is that our family went through a major change last year—their mom and I got a divorce. And so … like a construction project sometimes riddled with uncertainty … we each have a choice about how we are going to
Construction Attorneys: What Do They Do? Are You One?
In most states across the country, kids are headed back to school this week and next. Some are even going to law school. If you are considering a career in construction law, you will want check out my interview with Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There.
Now Hiring. Speaking of construction law…
90% of Construction Disputes Are Fact-Driven
Thanks for all inquiries and well wishes for our family. Yesterday, my wife was released from the hospital after a prolonged two-week stay. She has been ordered on bed rest for the near future, but we are on the road to recovery.
All the emails and phone calls from my friends and colleagues ("Matt…
I Am No Construction Prophet, But Expect More Economic Challenges in 2011
Last week, I was selected as a Top 20 Under 40 professional by McGraw Hill’s South Central Construction magazine. (…Thanks @SCConstruction…I’m humbled…) In an exchange of emails, one of the editors asked me to identify some of the challenges for the construction industry in 2011 and how contractors should manage and deal…
Guest Post: Ten Ways to Minimize Legal Pitfalls of Sustainable Design and Construction
Today’s guest post is by Angela Stephens, a fellow construction attorney in the Construction Service Group and Green Law Group at Stites & Harbison PLLC. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and is the first attorney in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to achieve Green Advantage® certification.
Sustainable Design and Construction raises unique legal issues…
Lien Law: Using a Template to Gather Information to Pursue Your Claim
One of my favorite leadership gurus, Michael Hyatt (CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing) posted a few good recommendations a couple months ago about using templates for greater efficiency. Michael wrote:
For years, I have used the concept of “templating” to improve my productivity. The idea is that you create a template for any task that you find