Today’s guest post is written by Joe Hardesty, who handles complex litigation in construction and business disputes. He has defended and prosecuted claims for clients arising from major construction projects throughout the country, surety disputes, commercial real estate disputes and a variety of disputes arising from business transactions. He also advises clients on matters

That’s a pretty old looking contract … hanging in the historic courthouse in downtown Arthur, Nebraska.  Good thing our standard form construction contracts are not that old!

Last week, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held its national convention in San Francisco, California. Although “construction manager” (CM) contract documents had been released in 2007 and 2008, AIA