2014 Construction SuperConference Recap and Lessons for 2015
Litigation of Construction Delay: Claims of Delayed Early Completion
Winning Formula for Construction Litigation – Lessons Learned from a Recent Trial Win
Polsinelli Podcasts - How Stop Work Laws May Impact the Construction Industry
California Court of Appeal Opens Doors for Construction Defect Claims Outside of the Right to Repair Act
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Minimizing Risks in Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracting
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
Allen Matkins partner Ray Buddie - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
DPR Construction EVP Eric Lamb - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Shorenstein SVP Todd Sklar - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Sares Regis chief development officer Todd Regonini - SF Construction & Development Summit
Hathaway Dinwiddie CEO Greg Cosko - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
The Benefits of WRAP Insurance on Large Construction Projects - Ray Buddie
Forest City SVP Alexa Arena - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
Don Donadio on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Neill Edwards on Economic Development Incentives in North Carolina
Changes to California Mechanic's Lien Laws Relieve Frustration in Construction
A snapshot of noteworthy cases from the past year related to lending practices, property rights and construction in North Carolina.
Comprehensive waiver language in loan workout...more
Construction loans typically do not get refinanced before a project is completed. A construction loan is short-term in nature and both the lender and its customer expect that they will stay on the project until the project is...more
It’s a short week for most of us this week.
Christmas is over and New Year’s is approaching.
So, what will 2015 bring us?
According Dodge Data & Analytics’s 2015 Dodge Construction Outlook: Continuing...more
The Miami-Dade County Commission adopted Ordinance 14-122, effective December 12, 2014, making several modifications to the County's Road Impact Fee schedule. A notable change is that the timing of the Road Impact Fee Present...more
Let’s say you and 20 other drivers are exceeding the speed limit and the police give you, but no one else, a speeding ticket. Analyzing your fate requires using a legal concept called “selective enforcement.” This principle...more
Members of New Jersey’s development community are wondering: “Is the permit extension party over?” For the last six years, approved development projects have received the protection of the New Jersey Permit Extension Act...more
MANY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ARE DOCUMENTED USING AIA FORMS.
These forms focus on issues concerning the architect and contractor. It is in the owner’s interest to protect itself by negotiating the key provisions in the...more
On November 15th, the County Board of Arlington County voted 4-1 to adopt a revised incentives policy for its green building standards. While technically a “voluntary” component of 4.1 Site Plan applications, the County has...more
Notable 2014 Case Law:
In Ponderosa Fire District v. Coconino County, 235 Ariz. 597 (Ct. App. Ariz. 2014), the Court of Appeals considered whether the County had discretion to decide not to call...more
As my colleague Missy Foster recently reported, the deadline for compliance with California’s new Industrial Storm Water permit (2014 Permit) is fast approaching. There is a lot to learn about the 2014 Permit before it takes...more
Mechanics’ Lien -
• An In Rem lien (against real property).
• For the payment of all debts due by an owner to a contractor (or by a contractor to his subcontractors) for Labor or Materials furnished....more
There is a fairly customary practice in real estate development and construction intended to take advantage of the liability protections afforded by the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. The practice is very...more
A properly structured deal is critical to success -
Perhaps the greatest satisfaction of working in the real estate industry is that a single transaction can produce so many winners. Properly structured deals can offer...more
When a property owner undertakes a construction project, chances are that he looks forward to enjoying his new (or improved) property. Drawings in hand, he anticipates the day when his project will be complete and ready for...more
The recent Napa earthquake caused significant damage to buildings in the historic downtown areas of the cities of Napa and Vallejo, and brought to the fore the limited extent to which California law requires seismic safety...more
Construction lawyers may not ponder the great questions in life.
We leave that to the estate planning attorneys.
But ponder we do.
And the next case, as I’ll explain below, “kind of” answers 10 important...more
The Pennsylvania Legislature recently passed, and Governor Tom Corbett signed into law, Act 142 amending the Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963 to create the State Construction Notices Directory. The Directory, which is slated to...more
The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax ("LBTT") will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") in Scotland on 1 April 2015. LBTT is being introduced under the Land and Buildings Transaction (Scotland) Act 2013 ("the 2013 Act"),...more
The Boston/New England chapter of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) has released a report exploring design, policy and risk management strategies to help Boston and nearby cities such as Cambridge and Revere prepare for...more
On October 13, 2014, Lakewood’s City Council passed Ordinance O-2014-21, which reforms the process for handling construction defect claims on condominium projects in the City of Lakewood. The ordinance has three primary...more
The real estate industry and the media recently have been focused on the updates to the Title 24 energy regulations (24 California Code of Regulations, Part 5) that became effective on July 1, 2014, and the increased costs in...more
After so many years of being off everyone’s screen, Los Angeles has suddenly become one of the hottest markets for real estate investment. Roger Vincent’s article of October 4, 2014, in the Los Angeles Times provides some of...more
A developer or property owner may have a permit application for a project that meets the criteria for the applicable regulations, and might receive approval from local government or environmental staff. At that point, the...more
The amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIP Act) were passed on 11 September 2014 and received assent on 26 September 2014. The changes contained in the...more
The California legislature has enacted a comprehensive series of prompt payment statutes that are designed to ensure the prompt payment of progress payments and retention payments to downstream contractors by imposing harsh...more
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