Kelli Kleisinger

Value Engineering: The Great Balancing Act

Exceeding the construction budget is every project owner's worst nightmare. But merely cutting costs too often results in a project of low quality. So, what is an owner with too many wants and too few dollars to do? Value…more

Commercial Real Estate Purchasers - Be Diligent With Your Due Diligence

It is all too easy to toss aside a commercial real estate purchase agreement once signed. However, it is important for the purchaser of commercial real estate purchases to be aware of the terms of the agreement. One of the…more

Passing the Puck in Construction Contracts

It has been said that general contractors are mere "brokers of construction services." No matter the construction delivery method, subcontractors will inevitably perform a significant portion of the construction project. …more

Anticipatory Repudiation: Walking a Fine Line

Imagine you are a subcontractor on a large construction project. It has been nine months since you won the project. The general contractor has yet to provide the necessary information for you to perform. Multiple requests for…more
| Construction Law

When Must Contractors Pay Subcontractors?

Ohio courts are taking a strict stance on when contractors must pay subcontractors. It is common for subcontract agreements to tie the contractor's payment to subcontractors to the contractor's receipt of payment from the…more
| Construction Law

Defective Work: Is It Covered?

Construction projects seldom proceed without commercial general liability (CGL) insurance. Obtaining CGL coverage is one of the easy decisions in the construction process. These policies generally cover bodily injuries and…more
| Construction Law

Construction Manager At Risk

Selecting a project delivery method is a critical first step for owners beginning a construction project. Owners now have more options for project delivery. These range from the traditional design-bid-build to construction…more
| Construction Law

Ohio Residential Construction: Contractors' Right to Repair

Building a new home or renovating an existing home can be a very exciting time for homeowners. But sometimes the contractor's work does not quite live up to homeowner's expectations. What are the homeowners options? May the…more
| Construction Law

Employee or Independent Contractor: a Potential Minefield

Classifying workers as employees or independent contractors has always been a difficult task. But recently the IRS and the Department of Labor have been cracking down on companies that wrongly classify their workers. In…more
| Construction Law

AIA Releases Green Forms

In May, the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") released new contract forms intended to assist Owners, Contractors, and Architects with drafting contracts for projects with sustainability-based goals. Sustainable…more
| Construction Law

New Home Implied Warranty No Longer Waivable

Since 1966, Ohio courts have required builders to perform in a workmanlike manner when constructing new homes. Ohio interprets the term "workmanlike manner" as the use of ordinary care in performing work on, and selecting…more
| Construction Law

Public Construction Statutes: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

With Integrated Project Delivery's (IPD's) promises of high-quality, timely, and economical projects, why are budget-strapped governments not the first in line to see whether IPD lives up to its reputation? Unfortunately, state…more
| Construction Law

When It Comes to Design Errors, Who Pays the Piper?

When a construction project goes badly, the project participants will start pointing fingers. Did the contractor follow the design? Did the Owner offer an accurate design? If the contractor followed a faulty design, a court…more
| Construction Law

Notice Provisions May Stand Between Contractors and Their Damage Claims

Picture this: An owner hires a contractor to provide construction and engineering services for its upcoming project. The project progresses, and the contractor realizes the flooring specified for the project will not be…more
| Construction Law

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