Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton

Nossaman LLP

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Don’t Overlook the Potential Value Added By Green Buildings

It is increasingly important for buildings to be energy efficient. So-called “green buildings” can not only lead to more efficient energy use, but can also result in significant cost savings over time. Indeed, green...more

4/13/2015 - Commercial Property Owners Commercial Real Estate Market Commercial Tenants Construction Industry Energy Efficiency Green Buildings LEED Certified Property Valuation

Condemnation and Contamination: The Spectre of Double Liability

Agencies acquiring private property for a public project conduct thorough investigations to determine whether the property has environmental contamination. If contamination is found, the question arises whether evidence of...more

12/1/2014 - Contaminated Properties Eminent Domain Environmental Liability Environmental Remediation Costs Public Projects Remediation

Warning: A Builder Who Rejects Assigned Counsel May Jeopardize Insurance Coverage

For many reasons, developers and builders in a construction defect lawsuit want to pick their own counsel to defend them. For instance, they have a good working relationship with the counsel, counsel did well in another case...more

8/4/2014 - Additional Insured Construction Defects Contractors General Contractors Insurers Popular Real Estate Development Subcontractors Travelers

Privilege Issues Are Important in Homeowner Association Construction Defect Litigation

Attorneys in Homeowners Association (“HOA”) construction defect cases must meet with the homeowners to provide litigation updates and it can sometimes be difficult to preserve the attorney-client privilege for the...more

7/2/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Condominium Associations Condominiums Construction Defects Construction Disputes Homeowners' Association Work Product Privilege

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