Chandra Lantz
Hirschler Fleischer

PO Box 500
Richmond, Virginia Area, VA 23219-0500, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Virginia Construction Industry Legislative Update: March 9, 2017

The Virginia General Assembly now has acted on all bill submissions. Check out the current status of some bills that may become law later this year and could impact the rights and obligations of companies in the construction…more

Virginia Construction Industry Legislative Update: February 6, 2017

The Virginia General Assembly now has all bill submissions before it. Cross-over is set for February 8, 2017. Still pending are bills that, if passed, could impact the rights and obligations of companies in the construction…more

Fourth Circuit Rules Staffing Agency Agreement Does Not Control Availability of Insurance Coverage For Negligent Act of Borrowed Employee

Many businesses rely on professionals and laborers retained and assigned through staffing agencies. In a decision released yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that insurance coverage for the negligent acts of…more

Beware A Never Ending Limitations Period

Last month the Supreme Court of Virginia made clear in Hensel Phelps Construction v. Thompson Masonry Contractor that incorporating the prime contract on a state project into lower tier subcontracts is not enough to also expose…more

Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Requirements Begin to Go Live October 25, 2016

Federal law requires that federal agencies contract only with “responsible” sources. Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” (FPSW), is intended to help define “responsible sources” and establishes new…more

Final Construciton Law Update: 2016 Virginia General Assembly Session

The Virginia General Assembly came back to review the Governor’s vetoes yesterday. With that session behind us, below are the newly approved laws that will impact the rights and obligations of companies in the construction…more

Newly Adopted Virignia Laws That Will Impact Virginia's Construction Industry

Virginia's 2016 General Assembly acted on several new laws that will impact the Virginia construction industry. These laws include changes in public procurement , worker's compensation and wage rates…more

Virginia Construction Industry Legislative Update: February 15, 2016

Now with crossover behind the Virginia General Assembly, the list of pending legislation has been shortened. Below is a sample of bills still pending before the General Assembly that may impact the rights and obligations of…more

Court Refuses To Enforce Arbitration Clause That Tries To “Game” The System

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rejected an arbitration process that the Court found to be a “sort of farce.” For many years, businesses routinely have been able to obtain favorable decisions…more

Virginia Construction Industry Legislative Update: January 27, 2016

The Virginia General Assembly convened on January 13, 2016. Below is a sample of bills now pending before the General Assembly that may impact the rights and obligations of companies in the construction industry. Pending…more

2016 Virginia Legislative Session: Pending Bills That May Impact Your Construciton Business

Summary of legislation pending before the Virginia General Assembly as of January 18, 2016 that could impact business engaged in construction work in the Commonwealth…more

Insurer Has Duty to Defend Lawsuit Seeking Recovery For Construction Contractor's Negligence

In July, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that an insurance company had a duty to defend a lawsuit alleging that an insured contractor’s defective work caused property damage. While the Court…more

Commuting To Work May Not Trigger A Business Insurance Policy

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled last month that a law firm partner involved in a collision while commuting to work is not covered by his law firm’s policy. In Bartolomucci v. Federal Ins. Co., Rec. No. 140275 (Va. April 16,…more

New Virginia Laws Effective July 1, 2015 That Will Impact Your Construction Business

A number of new and amended laws will come into effect in Virginia on July 1, 2015 that will impact the construction industry. New changes are coming in public procurement, lien and payment claim waivers, and for professional…more

Your Colleague's Fraud Could Void Your Professional Liability Policy

Professional firms typically rely on professional liability policies to shift risk from their personal and corporate assets to insurance. All types of professional service providers – lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects…more
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