Christopher G. Hill
The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC

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4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060, United States
Phone: 804.205-5155
Fax: 804.205-5156
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation

Subcontractors Must be Careful Providing Bonds when General Contractor Does Not

A discussion of the pitfalls that can occur for a commercial construction subcontractor that provides a payment or performance bond where the general contractor does not provide a corresponding bond. Christopher Hill discusses…more
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Want to Stay Up on Your Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines? Write a Letter or Two

A discussion of how writing a couple of letters when you don't get paid on a construction project can help you avoid missing important Virginia mechanic's lien deadlines. Providing 30 and 60 day letters may not only get a…more
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Incorporation, Indemnity and Statutes of Limitations, Oh My!

A discussion of an interesting case discussing the interaction of statutes of limitations, indemnity clauses and the incorporation clauses found in many construction subcontracts. The conclusion is that a general contractor…more
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Do Construction Contracts and Fraud Mix After All?

A recent case from Loudoun County may open up more avenues for recovery by owners of construction projects in Virginia by seeming to broaden the exceptions to Virginia's economic loss rule in construction…more
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Addenda to Construction Contracts Can Be an Issue

When making edits to a construction contract that is presented, be sure to do so in a way that is clear and avoids ambiguity. It is the grey areas where construction attorneys can find room to argue…more
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Your Contractual Notice/Claim Procedures Matter

You need to follow your contractual notice and claim procedures to preserve a construction contract claim. Failing to do so can waive some or all of your remedies later down the line…more
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Why Settlement is Often Worth Fighting For

In many instances as a construction professional, settlement as opposed to charging headlong into litigation will lead to a better financial result for your construction company when a dispute arises. The assistance of an…more
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To Require Arbitration or Not To Require Arbitration

Thoughts on mandatory arbitration in construction dispute resolution at Construction Law Musings. Be sure to draft your arbitration clauses carefully in your construction contracts in order to avoid unnecessary headaches and…more
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Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .

Depending on circumstances, a general contractor may not be a necessary party to a mechanic's lien enforcement action in Virginia. This is a potential change from the long held belief that a GC was a necessary party to any…more
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Did the 4th Circuit “Tarnish” Sustainable Construction in the CBF Case?

Christopher Hill, LEED AP discusses the ramifications of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' remand of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation "Parallam" case at Construction Law Musings…more
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Reminder: Just Being Incorporated Isn’t Enough

Being incorporated isn't enough for a construction company to keep its assets protected. As a contractor or subcontractor you need to keep up the corporate formalities to avoid the possibility of personal assets being on the…more
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Open Letter About Mediation Services

Christopher G. Hill and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill announce their mediation services…more
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Think Twice About Heading to Court with a Construction Claim

Always take a two step approach to every construction claim. The first step is do you have some likelihood of winning. The second is do you have a likelihood of collecting. Regardless do your homework and grab the assistance…more
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Reminder: Know Your Contractor Licensing Rules

Contractors need to know the Virgina licensing regulations to avoid pitfalls that may even amount to criminal penalties…more
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Reminder: Construction Litigation is Expensive, Be Sure It's Worth It

Construction mediator Christopher Hill, LEED AP discusses the expense of construction litigation and alternatives to that process. Construction litigation is an expensive proposition that is generally unplanned for in any…more
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